Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Critical Reading

Summarize, review and study your reading assignment, whether book, chapter, handout, or article.

Questions students should ask themselves as they read:

1. What is the topic of the book or passage?
2. What issues/problems are addressed?
3. What conclusion does the author reach about the issues/problems? 
4. What are the author's reasons for his or her statements or belief?
5. Is the author using facts, theory, or faith?

 Characteristics of Critical Readers
They are honest with themselves
They resist manipulation
They overcome confusion
They ask questions
They base judgments on evidence
They look for connections between subjects
They are intellectually independent

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