In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading critically is an essential skill at university. It means being aware of your own purposes and opinions as you read and being able to recognise the writer's purposes and opinions in their writing.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
consider the importance of examining attitudes to texts
understand the organisation of argument texts
distinguish between facts and opinions in texts
examine hedging as a technique used by writers to express opinions and avoid making unsupported generalisations
consider the importance of reliable evidence to support claims.