Read Critically

Read Critically

Alex Baratta


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Critical reading is the foundation of good research.  Read Critically gives you the knowledge and tools you need to be able to extract meaning from texts and judge its quality, relevance and significance.

  • Understand your assignment question
  • Know how to think critically, and in turn read critically
  • Write critically and ace your assignment.

Super Quick Skills provide the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies.

  • Learn core skills quickly
  • Apply right away and see results
  • Succeed in your studies and life.

Super Quick Skills give you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.


Alex Baratta:

Alex Baratta is a sociolinguist researching language and identity in educational contexts. He also has an extensive background both teaching and researching academic writing and related study skills, such as critical thinking, and brings this to his new study skills guide on critical reading. Read Critically is his seventh book, with his other books focused on accent and identity (2018), World Englishes (2019) and academic writing (2010).



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