The Author’sAttitude & Bias
Critical Reading is thinking about,
analyzing, synthesizing, and
evaluating the author’s messages
in a text.
WhAt is criticAl reAding?
The Author’s Competence
The Author’s Intention
The Author’ s Attitude
The Author’s Bias
A.A. The Author’s CompetenceThe Author’s Competence
The author who is able toThe author who is able to
integrate knowledge &integrate knowledge &
1. Dj is competent when teaching Reading
2. Ruhut Sitompul is competent when talking about
3. Dr. Boyke is competent when discussing
B. The Author’s IntentionB. The Author’s Intention
The readers canThe readers can
capture the writer’scapture the writer’s
message easily.message easily.
1. To Maintain Rapport is to keep a good relationship.
1. The teacher must build the maintain rapport with the
2. The Author must maintain rapport with the readers.
So that, the targets understand what he/she said.
1.The true love by the book
entitled Habibie and Ainun.
2. Soekarno is the first
President of Indonesia
3. I lost my wallet last
Saturday, when I was
watching a movie with my
girl friend at Pejaten Village.
The writer stated in his passage that the habitual to
read a sheet of paper per day can improve our
speed in reading.
“Let’s use our spare time to read the book!”
To argue and prove the reader.
1.The poem of Chairil Anwar
- Aku is very aesthetic form.
Feeling the reader
caused by the
The Author’sThe Author’s
Bias is mentalBias is mental
leaning, prejudiceleaning, prejudice
or Por PERSONALERSONAL
D. The AuThor’s BiAsD. The AuThor’s BiAs
Seven people were killed in a collision between a bus, a car, and a truck
on Jalan Sultan at 10:30 p.m. last night. The dead were all passengers of the car.
The driver of the car might not be using his lights, as the truck driver said he did
not see the car approaching.
The police said the car should not have tried to pass the bus, since
overtaking is not allowed on Jalan Sultan. In addition, the police reported that the
car, a small Japanese car, should not have been carrying more than five people. If
the passengers had brought their identity cards, the police would have
identified the names of the victims easily.
(taken from the Jakarta Post)
1. The Author’s attitude toward this article
a. Neutral b. Not Apparent c.
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1. What The Author’s Intention is?
a.To Maintain Rapport b. To
c. To Inform