From Observations with a Critical "Eye" to Interpretation and Inter-subjectivity (the Critical "I")



Formulating an Interpretive Position / Inter-subjective (Post-critical)


Generating Claims & Drawing Broader Conclusions: “Why?” or “So What?”

(Why is this significant? What is the broader ‘so what’?

What do I say about the text?)



NOTE: All interpretation is to some degree subjective. Every reader will see something different in a text and therefore produce a different reading of it. The overall picture you piece together about the significance of your topic should convey a unique perspective, borne out of independent thinking and careful consideration of the text.