Building Students’ Critical Thinking Through The Literary Critical Reading Class


  • Wiwin Widyawati IAIN Ponorogo



Critical Thinking, Reading Class, The Literary Critical Reading Class


Being critical is an important and urgent condition for students in a mission to enrich their knowledge. Indonesian Students have a chance to sharpen their critical thinking for example through the activity of critical reading class. Here, the students have chance to practice how to make analysis after they have completed their reading process. Giving comments related to the topic of the text discussed is a routine activity in critical reading class. Here, the students can explore their opinion freely based on their mindset as long as it is still in the topic area discussed. There will be possibly known styles on the students’ opinions and style, characteristics of their thinking, and level of knowledge they have. Students with good bravery and high attention towards their surrounding life are basically good assets for teacher and school. Some students are usually too critical in responding certain issues found on a text. Often, they also show their rather extreme opinion for sharp and sensitive issues. This study, therefore, is in a mission to explore the contribution of literary critical reading class in building students motivation to have a critical thinking. In fact the critical thinking may take the students to be rather extreme but this is natural since their existence give a color for the progress of the development of education especially Indonesian Education.


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