Steps in Critical Reading
Critical reading is presented here in discrete steps
isolate and highlight individual elements.
In actual practice, many steps are accomplished at the same time,
each step reinforcing and facilitating others as you go along.
Read for literal meaning
Read sentence by sentence to decode meaning.
Analyze and Describe
Isolate and classify patterns of elements and their relationships
Content: recognize the major topics amd subtopics under
Language: be alert to the choice of terms
Interpret an overall meaning
What meaning and understanding is implied by
presenting these ideas in this manner?