Text analysis techniques 1-4 lecture

Text analysis techniques 1-4 lecture - ANALYZING TEXTS:...

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ANALYZING TEXTS: STEPS 1-4 Goals of text analysis: 1. Comprehension: we read texts in order to understand them better. - academic texts are not always easy to understand. - this is not necessarily a failing on the part of the author (although it often is); the ideas dealt with in academic texts are often complex and subtle. - apart from this, it is often useful to be able to summarize a text and present it in a clear, simple form, whether for own study or to explain it to others. - this applies not just to academic articles but to proposals, reviews, etc. 2. Critique: this is matter of determining whether we should accept what the text is proposing or arguing for. - we want to be able to critically analyze arguments, ideas, and positions before deciding whether to accept or reject them. - this is preferable to giving a knee-jerk response based on our biases. 3. Critical essays: the second of the two most common types of essays you’re asked to write in university is the critical essay, where you summarize and evaluate a text. - these techniques show you how to do that in a step-by-step fashion. -
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