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Critical reading In order to evaluate a text, ask yourself: Who is the audience? Is the writer directing his or her message at someone? The audience can be for example; Young people, general public or university students What kind of register did the writer use? Academic, formal or informal
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Critical reading When reading, it is important to distinguish between facts and opinions (Bailey, 2015). Class Discussion: Windhoek is situated in the south of Namibia. Fact or Opinion?
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Critical reading Facts A fact is something that is true about a subject and can be tested or proven There is evidence for it which is not based on how he personally think or feel (Burger & Gardyne, 2007). Thus facts can be observed, proven or verified. Example: Namibia gained independence on 21
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Critical reading Opinions Opinions are what someone personally thinks or how he/she feels about an issue (Eiseb, 2012). They are based on our own personal thoughts and experiences (Burger & Gardyne, 2017). They cannot be proven Example: Saturday is the best day of the week.
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Class Activity one Read the following statements and indicate if they are facts or opinions. 1. The first assignment is easier than the second assignment.
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