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Read Critically

Read Critically

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March 2020 | 104 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Critical reading is the foundation of good research.  Read Critically gives you the knowledge and tools you need to be able to extract meaning from texts and judge its quality, relevance and significance.
  • Understand your assignment question
  • Know how to think critically, and in turn read critically
  • Write critically and ace your assignment.

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What is critical thinking?
What does it mean to be critical?
How can I understand the assignment question?
How do I get from critical reading to critical writing?
Are there different ways to understand interpretation?
What is critical language?
How do I know I’m ready for the next assignment?
Where do I go from here?


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Useful for students developing reading skills

Mrs Suzanne Caroline Barham
Education Department, Boston College
January 22, 2022

Never received a digital copy.

Mr Martin Spier
Linguistics, Canterbury Christ Church University
July 29, 2021

Meets needs of course in an engaging style

Mr iain stainton
Business Law and Social Science, University of Cumbria
February 16, 2021