Author: Thomas C. Foster

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Review: How To Read Nonfiction Like a Professor

July 18, 2022 Uncategorized 5 ★★

Review: How To Read Nonfiction Like a ProfessorTitle: How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor: Critical Thinking in the Age of Bias, Contested Truth, and Disinformation
Author: Thomas C. Foster
Source: Library
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Rating:two-stars

Summary: Basic, more political than necessary, and full of long, extraneous examples from specific books.

I found this book about how to read nonfiction disappointing in a variety of ways. The information included was fairly basic. The elements the author recommended considering – biases from the author, sources, structure of the story, etc – are largely things I already consider automatically. Having written out the advice from this book will allow me to be more explicit about considering these points, which is of some small value. However, I was hoping for something more like the equivalent of college-level literary criticism. Instead, I thought this book would be appropriate for high school freshman. Read more »

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