The Critical Reader's Toolkit

Literary interpretation can be both frustrating and a bit mysterious. Students sometimes find it hard to move from the approaches to literature they learned in high school to the skills and concepts they are expected to master in college classes. This series of five videos was created by a group of faculty members and Ph.D. students at the University of Texas.

University of Texas research aids for literary study can be found here.

1. Reading Closely with CRIT

2. Reading Text and Context

3. Reading Race in American Literature and Culture

4. Reading Actively: How to Annotate a Text

5. Reading with the Oxford English Dictionary