READING and 

ANALYSING text

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How to read classical fiction:

Historical context is important

Post-colonialism

Sexism

Racism

Old language - Words and phrases

Themes and key words

Heart of Darkness

By Joseph Conrad

First published in 1899

in Blackwood magazine as one of three novellas.

Later published as a novel collecting all three novellas in 1902.

Belongs to the literary era of modernism.

Is based on Conrads travel journals from his journey to Africa in 1892.

   

 

How to read online

Eye-tracking research show:

Online readers tend to skip large blocks of text

Reading on a screen is 25% slower than reading on paper

Deep reading can be achieved online

- unless you get distracted by other things on the web

 

Want to know more?

Deep Reading - what is that?

Don't get stuck on words

In an old text you are bound to come upon words you don't know or understand

 

Keep reading anyway!

 

 

 

Create a Reading bubble!

Let the story catch you ,

you will get into the

flow of deep reading.

How to get into the story

Begin with background and context

Try to hear the narrators voice

 

Try to keep focus on the core of the story

 

Give it time!

 

25 pages at a time

How to analyse classical fiction

1. Analyse the structure

2. Interpret the meaning

3. Zoom out!

Story arch and plot

Characters (protagonist/antagonist)

Environment

Narrative perspective

Storytelling

Literary style (metaphors and symbolisms)

Personal reflections

Universally or specific

Theme

Message or meaning

 

 

Is it typical for its literary era?

How is it relevant for our time?

 

TAKE NOTES!

Different kind of analyses

 

Intertextual

Pastiche

Aware/unaware

 

Feminist

Subject/object

Bechdeltest

 

Post-colonial

Racist stereotypes

How to read a scientific paper

The reading tactics differ from when you read fiction

Skimming

Scanning

Snatch- and grab

and more...

http://sh.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:356589/FULLTEXT01.pdf

How to approach a scientific text

Abstract - Gives you the Why (Syfte)

 

Conclusion - Gives you the How (Metod och resultat)

 

How to analyse a scientific paper

Research is building knowledge on previous science

The goal of scientific research is to test your hypothesis through research

The structure of a scientific paper is (almost) always the same

  • What is the content of the paper?
  • What kind of analysis is the author using?
  • Does the author prove his/her hypothesis?
  • Give examples

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