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CRITICAL READING Deeper reading for interpreting, evaluating, and reacting to ASSIGNED READINGS.

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1 CRITICAL READING Deeper reading for interpreting, evaluating, and reacting to ASSIGNED READINGS

2 p.110 Is it FACT or OPINION? Facts: can be verified or proven Opinions: express feelings, attitudes, or beliefs– but cannot be proven

3 Signal Words to help determine if opinion Apparently One explanation is It is likely that It is believed that This suggests Presumably According to Seemingly In my view Possibly In my opinion

4 Distinguishing Fact from Opinion p.111 Read the article on page 111 and note the qualifying words the author uses. Do the Now Practice exercises on page

5 p.114 The Authors Purpose The question is: Why was the article or statement written? Read 6b examples on p. 114 Why: 1) to give information 2) to persuade you to buy almonds 3) to amuse you and make a comment on human behavior 4) to explain 5)to give advice

6 Practice Now Do the Now practice on pp

7 What is the Tone? How does the voice of the authors writing come out. There are several tones that reflect the authors feeling, attitude about the subject written about. p. 117 has a list of different tones. Read these.

8 Words Frequently Used to Describe Tone Table 6.1

9 Now Practice Do the Now Practice on p , as well as the second one on pp

10 Do the Now Practice Do the Now Practice for detecting bias on pp.122 and 123

11 Is the Author Biased? Bias refers to the authors partiality, inclination toward a particular viewpoint or prejudice Read the Greenpeace article and watch for Do the Now Practice for Bias, #1 and #2

12 How Strong are the Data and Evidence? The evidence provided by the author must be evaluated and weighed for quality Two factors in considering data and evidence: Type of the evidence and the relevance of it. A list of types of evidence is on p.123

13 Connotative Language??


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