Text analysis and Lecture

Text analysis and Lecture - ANALYZING TEXTS STEPS 1-4 Goals...

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ANALYZING TEXTS: STEPS 1-4 Goals of text analysis: 1. Comprehension 2. Critique 3. Critical essays Techniques of text analysis: 1. Actively read the text two or three times. - active reading is a matter of critically engaging with the text as we read it. - we actively try to comprehend the text and engage in a kind of dialogue with it. - we highlight certain elements and make notations in the margin. - here is what you should highlight: - conclusion - premises - inference indicator words and anything else which shows the logical structure of the text, e.g. “It might be objected that…” or “For example…” - key concepts and definitions. - any suspect elements such as unclear words or phrases. - in addition to highlighting, you should make notations in the margin, including: - explaining your highlighting, e.g. “unclear” or “definition #1.” - paraphrasing or summarizing important points. - hypotheses about the author’s meaning.
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