Critical reading part 1

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Critical reading part 1

  1. 1. Critical Reading and Critique<br />Short Essay #2<br />
  2. 2. What is a Critique?<br />
  3. 3. Critical Reading<br />Summarize<br />Evaluate<br />
  4. 4. Questions to Ponder<br />To what extent did the author succeed in making his or her purpose?<br />To what extent do you agree with the author?<br />
  5. 5. To what extent did the author succeed in making his or her purpose?To what extent do you agree with the author?<br />
  6. 6. To what extent did the author succeed in making his or her purpose?To what extent do you agree with the author?<br />
  7. 7. Begin with writing an accurate summary<br />Locate the author’s thesis and identify the passage’s content and structure. <br />Move on to understanding the author’s purpose.<br />
  8. 8. The Author’s Purpose<br />Inform<br />Persuade<br />Entertain<br />
  9. 9. Inform, Persuade or Entertain?<br />
  10. 10. Inform, Persuade or Entertain?<br />
  11. 11. Inform, Persuade or Entertain?<br />
  12. 12. Where do we find critiques?<br />Research papers<br />Position papers<br />Essay exams<br />Legal briefs<br />Business plans and proposals<br />Policy Briefs<br />Book reviews<br />
  13. 13. What questions does an informative work address?<br />What or who is ___?<br />How does ___ work?<br />What is the controversy or problem about?<br />What happened?<br />How and why did it happen?<br />What were the results?<br />What are the arguments for and against____?<br />
  14. 14. Evaluating Informative Writing<br />Accuracy of information---trustworthy?<br />Significance of information– so what?<br />Fair interpretation of information-<br />
  15. 15. Example of a Report<br />
  16. 16. Tar Sands<br />
  17. 17. And more…<br />
  18. 18. Another Perspective<br />
  19. 19. Evaluate a Report Presenting Raw Data<br />Form groups of two and search for an online report covering a study and evaluate the accuracy of information, significance and fairness of reporting.<br />

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