The Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library

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.

Tips

Recognize 

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