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I Know What It Says, What Does It Mean? : Critical Skills for Critical Reading

I Know What It Says, What Does It Mean? : Critical Skills for Critical Reading - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534244866

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ISBN13: 978-0534244866
ISBN10: 0534244866 Edition: 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 1995
International: No

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I Know What It Says, What Does It Mean? : Critical Skills for Critical Reading - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534244866

Daniel J. Kurland

ISBN13: 978-0534244866
ISBN10: 0534244866 Edition: 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 1995
International: No
Summary

This renegade book is a breath of fresh air for students who need to develop basic skills, but do not require remedial training. It contains a variety of timely readings and examples designed to capture students' interest as they learn to read critically.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Introduction.

Section 1: Reading: An Active, Reflective, Problem-Solving Activity.

1. Analysis--Making the Complex Simple.
2. Prior Knowledge and Meaning--The Art of Controlled Inference.
3. I Know What It Says, But What Does It Mean?--Inferring Meaning.

Section 2: Critical Reading of a Text as a Whole.

5. The Text as Portrayal--Choices.
6. A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose. or Is It?--What Examples Are Examples Of.
7. ''Know That We Have Divided Into Three Our Kingdom ''--Identifying Analytic Parts.
8. Inferring Meaning from Relationships--Inference Equations.
9. Freedom Fighters or Terrorists?--The Choice of Language.
10. ''Authoritative Sources Said . . . ''--Invoking Belief and Acceptance.
11. Critical Thinking--Going Beyond an Interpretation.

Section 3: Tactics and Techniques--Putting It All Together.

12. Restatement, Description, and Interpretation--A Review.
13. Sample Analyses. Texts For Analysis.

I. Contrasts.

A. The Ku Klux Klan.
B. The Assassination of Malcolm X.
C. Gays and the Military.
D. A Question of Ethics.

II. Petitions, Arguments and Pleas.

III. Contemporary Issues.

Appendixes: Resources for Critical Reading.

1. Outlining.
2. The General/Specific Relationship.
3. The Role Model of Paragraph Structure.
4. The Descriptive Model of Paragraph Structure.
5. The Relationship Model of Paragraph Structure.
6. Logic and Statistics.

Notes.
Index.

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