To read critically, you must carefully consider the argument, context, author, and author's perspective and bias in each source you read at the same time as you remain aware of your own perspective and bias.
When attempting to read critically, keep the following points in mind.
What does the author hope to achieve (to convince the reader, arouse sympathy, inspire indignation)? You may see an author emphasize certain points but ignore others in an effort to achieve his or her purpose.
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