Reading in college courses requires critical thinking and skill. The videos on this page will help you prepare to read many kinds of sources critically in anticipation of writing critically.
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How to Read Critically
“How to Read Critically”
What Is Rhetoric?
“What Are the 4 Parts of Rhetoric?”
“What Is Ethos?”
“What Is Logos?”
“What Is Pathos?”
“What Is Kairos?”
Recognizing and Understanding Arguments
Part of critical reading is recognizing and analyzing the arguments an author makes and identifying why they are making the arguments. These videos go into depth on recognizing the different parts of an author’s argument.
“How to Recognize an Argument”
“Recognizing How Author’s Use Evidence”
“Recognizing How Author’s Make Arguments”
“How to Analyze a Reading Assignment”
How to Read Literature
Authors use many devices and strategies when writing literature. These videos will help to break a few of them down.
“What Is a Theme?
“How to Read a Poem”
“How to Read Shakespeare”
How to Conduct Research
Finally, academic research requires reading scholarly sources critically. These videos will help you as you find and use sources for your research projects.
“How to Take Notes”
“How to Find Scholarly Sources”
“How to Synthesize Sources”