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Reading critically and preparing for exams

  • Reading critically can aid you when studying for a test, preparing for a discussion, and more.
  • If you have unanswered questions about the text, ask your professor or discuss the text with others.
  • Consider keeping a reading log to help you track your perceptions about reading.

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Steps to becoming a critical reader

It is important to understand the basic structure and content of the text you are reading.

  • Consider the purpose for reading, like gathering information.
  • Think about the title. What does it tell you about what the book or ess...

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Before reading

  • Consider your purpose for reading and what you need to be able to understand, know, or do after reading.
  • Determine what you already know about the material you are to read.
  • Give the text an initial glance, noting headings, diagrams, tables, pictures, bolded words, summaries, ...

Consider the context

When practising critical reading, it is crucial to be aware of the context of the text.

Before reading a text, ask :

  • What do you want to gain from reading this topic?
  • What are your existing beliefs?
  • What do you think you know ...

2. Keep a track of your reading progress.

2. Keep a track of your reading progress.

If you're training for a marathon, you usually keep track of how many miles you're accumulating, and how much time you're spending pounding the pavement. If you want to read more, the same type of documentation can help.

I use Goodreads Β to keep trac...

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