Browser doesn't support javascript
How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor

How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor

2020 . Literary Criticism, Books & Reading, Language Arts & Disciplines, Rhetoric, Subjects & Themes . Thomas C. Foster

-

total

image3.2/5

351 total

Rate
Done
Save
Nope
How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor

About the book

image3.2/5.0

The New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become better readers, thinkers, and consumers of media. We live in an information age, but it is increasingly difficult to know which information to trust. Fake news is rampant in mass media, stoked by foreign powers wishing to disrupt a democratic society. We need to be more perceptive, more critical, and more judicious readers. The future of our republic may depend on it. How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor is more careful, more attentive, more aware reading. On bookstore shelves, one book looks as authoritative as the next. Online, posts and memes don’t announce their relative veracity. It is up to readers to establish how accurate, how thorough, how fair material may be. After laying out general principles of reading nonfiction, How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor offers advice for specific reading strategies in various genres from histories and biographies to science and technology to social media. Throughout, the emphasis will be on understanding writers’ biases, interrogating claims, analyzing arguments, remaining wary of broad assertions and easy answers, and thinking critically about the written and spoken materials readers encounter. We can become better citizens through better reading, and the time for that is now.

Year:

2020

Language:

English

Publisher:

HarperCollins

Pages:

336

ISBN:

0062895885 (ISBN13: 9780062895882)

Similar books you haven’t read

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Book Analysis)
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World
The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Marquez (Book Analysis)
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera

No reviews for this book yet

Download our free app
and get personalized
recommendations

🍿Movies

📚Books

📺TV shows

🎙Podcasts

Oh hey there 👋

To take that action, you gotta
download Friendspire or
log in to your account