Week 1 Task 4

Reading comprehension

Wallace, Andrew, Tony Schirato, and Philippa Bright. “Critical Thinking.” Beginning University: Thinking, Researching and Writing for Success. St Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 1999. 45-61. Print.

This text gives the impression that it was written using a formal and slightly authoritative voice, as though a teacher had written it. This impression stems from the use of personal pronouns such as “you”/“your” which are used in examples to demonstrate a point, just as a teacher would address you directly when expanding upon any given concept.

The text is easily understood yet formal enough to be taken seriously, while anecdotes used to illustrate a point are simple yet vary enough to keep the reader engaged, which makes for an interesting read.


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