Teaching critical reading at the undergraduate level

Sudharshana, N.P. (2016) Teaching critical reading at the undergraduate level. Language and Language Teaching, 5 (1). pp. 37-40. ISSN 2277-307X

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At the undergraduate level, most courses in language concentrate on communications skills and academic writing but not on critical reading which is an important prerequisite for writing critically and ultimately developing critical thinking. This paper argues that in academic contexts, it is not just enough to read texts and understand their content, but it is equally important to examine the claims and evidence presented, verify the results of an experiment and then decide whether to believe in the text or not. Further, using an example the paper illustrates how a text can be read critically in the classroom.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Sudharshana, N.P.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching, Critical Reading, Undergraduate Level, Critical thinking
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/854
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