Critical reading part ii

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Critical reading part ii

  1. 1. Critical Reading & Critique: Part II<br />
  2. 2. Let’s Begin with a Discussion…<br />How did you assess your passage:<br />Accuracy of Information?<br />Significance of Information?<br />Fair Interpretation of Information?<br />
  3. 3. How do you evaluate persuasive writing?<br />Did the author clearly define key terms?<br />Use information fairly<br />Argue logically not fallaciously<br />
  4. 4. Clearly defined terms?<br />What is freedom?<br />
  5. 5. Fair Use of Information<br />Is the information accurate and up-to-date?<br />Has the author cited representative information?<br />
  6. 6. Avoiding Logical Fallacies<br />
  7. 7. Ad Hominen Argument<br />Rejects the views by attacking the person who holds them<br />
  8. 8. Faulty Cause and Effect<br />One event precedes the other does not mean the first event caused the second.<br />
  9. 9. Either/Or Reasoning<br />Unwillingness to recognize complexity<br />
  10. 10. Hasty Generalization<br />Draw conclusions from too little information<br />
  11. 11. False Analogy<br />Comparing one person, event or thing to another when it is misleading or confusing<br />
  12. 12. Begging the Question<br />Assume as proven fact the thesis being argued.<br />
  13. 13. Non Sequitur<br />Does not follow. A conclusion does not follow from a premise.<br />
  14. 14. Oversimplification<br />Easy answers to complex problems.<br />
  15. 15. Writing to Entertain<br />Did the action at the end follow plausibly from what happened before?<br />Were the characters shrill or two--dimensional? <br />Was the tone preachy?<br />Did I care?<br />Was the language fresh and incisive or stale and predictable.<br />
  16. 16. Now, a big moment…<br />To what extent do you agree with the author?<br />Identify the points of agreement and disagreement.<br />
  17. 17. Organize Your Reaction<br />Summarize the author’s position<br />State your own position and elaborate on your reasons for holding it.<br />
  18. 18. What is a Critique?<br />Critique is a formalized, critical reading of a passage<br />

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