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I would recommend studying philosophy. Within philosophy, I would focus in on logic, which can help you perceive the underlying structure and/or structural flaws of any persuasive writing, as well as help you build stronger arguments of your own. You can also read the Socratic dialogues of Plato, which are the classic example of how to approach all topics ...


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If you want to (re)learn how to analyse and criticise literature, it would certainly help you to read analyses and criticisms. Since you studied literature, you probably know all the resources you can turn to (bibliographies, libraries, databases, ...), so use them to locate and read literary theory, analytical methodology and examples of literature ...


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Unfortunately there is no easy answer. As changing ones modality of thought and interpretation, is no easy task. @Tave has a great idea, that learning about the different frameworks, the skeletal structure of writing/differing types of media. As that is a good and basic way to critique certain works. But other than that, there is no real surefire way of ...


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You could read a text (literary or media) and then look at what other people have said about it. This can make you more aware of what to look for so that you can look for it in future and make you think about the text in a deeper way. You could look into literary theory as a way to make you more aware of different ways of looking at texts. Personally, when ...



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