Reading critically is at the highest level of understanding what you have read.
As you manage to understand the writer’s main ideas, understand the details
used to support the main ideas, and interpreted the writer’s use of languae (e.g.,
figurative language, irony, and “hidden” messages), you still need to process the
and evaluate the information. This require critical-thinking skills that you
acquire before reading either through experience with the world out there or
by having read and learned... a lot.
In this portion of the course, you will get deeper into understanding what you read
by using critical-thinking skills to, for example, distinguish between facts and opinions
and evaluating the quality of the evidence the writer presents in a passage.
Critical Thinking and Reading
Critical thinking is an essential skill in reading--and in life.
In this section, you will learn the definition of critical thinking, how it applies to reading,
and how you know you are reading critically.
Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
Distinguishing fact from opinion and recognizing when they are well reasoned and well supported
are important skills in critical thinking and in reading. In this section you will learn
to distinguish between facts and opinions and how to evaluate them.
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