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Critical Reading

What does it mean to read literature critically?

What critical elements should be examined when reading literature?

Why is reading literature critically important for researchers?

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What does it mean to read literature critically?

Reading literature critically does not mean criticizing it in a negative way. It means to analyze the literature. For fiction, you should look for any deeper meanings in the literature, figure out what the author meant, and discuss whether or not the meanings in the work were delivered effectively. For non-fiction, you should examine what facts are stated, how data was gathered, the methods used, ...

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The solution discusses critical reading of both fiction and non-fiction (research) literature. References are provided.