Monday, June 6, 2011

Tips for Reading Critically

• Immerse yourself in the book. Ask questions. Imagine yourself in the story. Search for personal meaning in the work.

• Read with a pen, pencil, or highlighter. Make notes in your books as you read. Jot down your questions for discussion later.

• Analyze themes. Make note of recurring issues. Compare and contrast passages to build your understanding as you move through the chapters.

• Get to know the characters. Ask yourself, who are these people? How does my understanding of them develop? How do I relate to them?

• Reflect on the reading. Relate the reading to your personal experiences.

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