Reading as Critical Thinking

Ibrahim Abu Shihab

Abstract


Reading involves an interactive process in which the reader actively produces meaning through a set of mental processes. There is obviously an ongoing interaction between the reader and the text. Critical reading is related to thinking and that is why we cannot read without thinking. Critical reading involves the following skills: predicting, acknowledging, comparing, evaluating and decision-making. Schemata can be seen as the organized background knowledge, which leads the reader to expect and predict aspects in their interpretation of discourse.


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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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