Are You A Critical Reader - Anna - Sandbox
A. 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.
B. 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.
C. 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.
D. Lesson 1: Imperfect Information
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
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.
E. Lesson 2: Critical Reading Skills and Strategies
We cannot solve our reading problems using our common sense alone. We need
some strategies to overcome these problems. A doctor needs some instruments to
function effectively and efficiently. This is also true with us as readers. We need to
have strategies and skills for dealing with our reading problems so we can make the
most out of our reading.
After this lesson, you should be able to: read, interpret, analyze and draw
conclusions and generalizations based on passages. Specifically, you are expected to
use the following critical reading skills:
♦ infer purpose, point of view, thoughts and feelings;
♦ point out particulars to justify a conclusion;
♦ predict outcomes from a sequence of events; and
♦ draw generalizations from specific details.
F. Lesson 3: Evaluating the Relevance and Worth of Ideas
We need to evaluate the ideas we get from reading so that we can use them effectively. We evaluate them to have a basis for testing, judging, and finally deciding to use or not use them. We need to develop our skills in evaluating the reading materials we read every day to make us critical readers and thinkers.
In the past lessons, you learned about different kinds of information that make it difficult for you to get the most out of what you read. These are:
♦ unsupported generalizations; and
Will you allow these kinds of information to affect the way you think? Or should you consider them as opportunities to challenge your mind to be more critical?
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