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Critical reading skills
Who's the audience?
For whom was the article written?
Do i believe the author?
Can it be proved?
Is the source given?
The most characteristic features
decide to what extent you are prepared to accept the authors’ arguments, opinions, or conclusions
examine the evidence or arguments presented
examine the interpretations made
check out any influences on the evidence or arguments
check out the limitations of study design or focus
Goals of Critical Reading
to recognize an author’s purpose
to recognize bias
to understand tone and persuasive elements
Not letting your personal bias detract the arguments
Foundation of true learning and personal developments