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What is critical reading?

Critical or reflective reading is to read with a questioning mind; to identify arguments made by the author and analyse other concepts and theories. Look at what the author has written – how credible is it? Is the work biased? Is there sufficient evidence? 

You may find the Critical Reading Workbook useful to help you to start thinking critically whilst you are reading. 

Another useful resource is the University of Leicester’s ‘What is critical reading’ website.

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