Weekly outline

  • Are You A Critical Reader 1

    Can you imagine a world without newspapers, magazines and books? Every day we read materials that give us varied information. Through reading, we get to know what is happening around us and around the world. As we read, we become well informed and are challenged to think. When we think about what we read and choose what has value to us, we grow and develop. We become intelligent readers.

    Would you like to learn some ways of getting the most out of your reading? In this module, you will learn how to become an intelligent reader. You will be able to determine the value and relevance of what you read. We call this critical reading.

  • 1. What Is This Module About

    This module will help you to develop the basic skills in critical reading. It will help you to become a critical reader. You need to study the following lessons:

    Lesson 1 - Imperfect or Incomplete Information

    Lesson 2 - Critical Reading Strategies

    Lesson 3 - The Relevance and Worth of Ideas

    Ask yourself, "How will I profit from this module?”

    Think of great men and women, who contributed a lot to make our lives easier now than before. What was their secret? They engaged in deep thinking as they read and observed their environment. Their thinking activities created new ideas. And their ideas were translated into inventions, which you and I are enjoying today. So, think, read and think again. Look for the answers to your why's. Develop your reading and thinking skills now. Who knows you may discover the greatness in you.

    • 2 What Can You Learn From This Module?

      After going through this module, you should be able to;

      ♦ identify imperfect information in texts read;

      ♦ use different critical reading strategies in solving problems; and

      ♦ evaluate the relevance and worth of ideas in reading materials.

      • 3 Let’s See What You Already Know

        Before you start this module, take this pretest to find out how much you already know about critical reading. 


        • Lesson 1 - Introduction

          Have you ever read something you did not understand because the information was not complete? Or it was confusing or not relevant to the topic? Did you ever get confused because the data presented was not correct? Did you get bored reading an article because it had so many details? If you did, you must have read material with imperfect information.

          In this module, you will explore how to detect imperfect information. You will identify what is wrong with the information.

          After going through this lesson, you should be able to:

          ♦ describe different kinds of imperfect information ;
          - Inadequate or incomplete information;
          - Inaccurate or incorrect data presented in a text;
          - Exaggerated and crowded details; and
          - Illogical presentation of information.

          ♦ identify conflicting information in a text.
        • Lesson 2


          • Lesson 3


            • References

              • Glossary