How to read literature like a professor: a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines (revised edition) by thomas c

The New York Times bestselling author of How to lớn Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to lớn teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become better readers, thinkers, và consumers of truyền thông media.

We live in an information age, but it is increasingly difficult to know which information to trust. Nhái news is rampant in mass truyền thông media, stoked by foreign powers wishing khổng lồ disrupt a democratic society. We need to lớn be more perceptive sầu, more critical, and more judicious readers. The future of our republic may depover on it.

How khổng lồ Read Nonfiction Like a Professor is more careful, more attentive, more aware reading. On bookstore shelves, one book looks as authoritative as the next. Online, posts and memes don’t announce their relative verathành phố. It is up lớn readers khổng lồ establish how accurate, how thorough, how fair material may be.

After laying out general principles of reading nonfiction, How lớn Read Nonfiction Like a Professor offers advice for specific reading strategies in various genres from histories & biographies to lớn science and công nghệ to lớn social truyền thông. Throughout, the emphasis will be on understanding writers’ biases, interrogating claims, analyzing arguments, remaining wary of broad assertions và easy answers, & thinking critically about the written & spoken materials readers encounter. We can become better citizens through better reading, & the time for that is now.




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Thomas C. Foster, author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor and Reading the Silver Screen, is professor emeritus of English at the University of Michigan, Flint, where he taught classes in contemporary fiction, drama, và poetry, as well as creative writing và freelance writing. He is also the author of several books on 20th-century British and Irish literature và poetry.


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Table of Contents

What"s Going on Around Here? ix

Introduction: Why Critical Reading Matters 1

1 The Structure of Nonaction Information 9

2 The Ecology of the Nonfiction Biosphere 19

3 The nguồn of the Prologue 35

4 The Parts You Don"t Read 41

5 It May Just Be Me, But… 51

6 Source Code 63

7 All in How You Look at Things 79

Traditional Nonfiction Sources

8 Bringing the News 103

9 Living the News 119

10 From the Inside Out 141

11 Life from the Inside 159

12 That Is So Last Year 173

13 On the Stump 187

14 The Universe of Ideas/Ideas of the Universe 217

Emerging Media

15 Reading Internet Sources 243

16 Social (Media) Disease 259

Special Circumstances

17 The Criminal Element 277

Conclusion: Looking for Certainty in an Uncertain Time 301

The Books in the Book 307


Editorial Reviews


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