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Information Literacy: Reading Strategies: Recognize


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The way language is chosen, used, and positioned in a text can be an important indication of what an author considers crucial and what they expect you to glean from their argument.

It can also alert you to ideological positions, hidden agendas or biases.



  • Repetitions and patterns - Repetition often signals importance.
  • Ideology or characterizations - These may reveal biases.