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  • - [Narrator] Hello readers, today I wanna talk to you

  • about why we read more than one text on one topic.

  • And to show you why I shall use a subject

  • that is very near and dear to my heart,

  • animals that can kill you.

  • This is not a joke.

  • I legitimately wrote a book about this a few years ago,

  • and to research this book

  • about the world's deadliest animals,

  • I read a lot of other books and sources.

  • So I wanna use this experience to show you why it's

  • important to read more than one source on a subject.

  • Okay, so why do it?

  • Why not say all right,

  • I read one text about the Pacific Blue-ringed octopus.

  • Why do I need to read two or three or 20?

  • There are a couple reasons.

  • Let's start with the first, expert knowledge.

  • If you wanna know all about octopuses,

  • you can't just look at a single piece of writing say,

  • "Bam, got it, know all I need to know

  • "I am the knower of octopus facts."

  • No, you can't do it.

  • If you want to become an expert,

  • you need to be able to say well, this book says

  • the Pacific octopus toxin can stop your heart.

  • But this one says that you can tell whether

  • or not an octopus is frightened by its color.

  • Reason number two to read multiple sources,

  • helping to determine or know what's true.

  • Sometimes people get things wrong.

  • It helps to read more than one text to make sure

  • you're getting as many perspectives or ideas as you can.

  • Sometimes information from an old book

  • might be outdated or information from a new book

  • hasn't yet been proven to be true.

  • Reading different texts can help you decide

  • what you think about a topic,

  • or even whether or not something is true.

  • We can answer questions like,

  • what is the deadliest animal?

  • Or how do we even define deadliest?

  • Reason number three,

  • to read multiple texts on the same topic,

  • supporting an argument.

  • The more information you can get about a topic,

  • the more support you can give

  • to your own opinions or arguments.

  • I think that this animal is the most dangerous

  • because I've read a bunch of different works

  • about dangerous animals

  • and I can support it with evidence, you would say.

  • If I were to say that bears are more dangerous

  • than I don't really know what I drew,

  • I thought I was trying to draw a sheep

  • but I think it's a hedgehog.

  • If I were to try to argue that bears

  • are more dangerous than hedgehogs,

  • I would use multiple sources

  • to provide evidence for those claims.

  • Bears are taller, bears are heavier,

  • bears have sharper teeth, bears are stronger.

  • Hedgehogs or sheep are cuter

  • and cuddlier sorry to bears.

  • It's important to recognize that different books

  • have different arguments in them.

  • Every book has a different angle, right?

  • Sometimes it's obvious like a book with the title,

  • "Deadly animals and how to hunt them"

  • versus a book called

  • "Deadly animals and how to protect their habitats."

  • People have opinions and people make books.

  • So, that means that books can have opinions too.

  • Are these animals cool or terrifying?

  • Should they be hunted or protected?

  • Reading one text on a subject

  • doesn't give you the full story.

  • It's important to be able to read more than one text,

  • compare them and then decide what you think from that.

  • It helps to have a purpose in mind too as you read.

  • Oh, and to answer your unspoken question,

  • the deadliest animals on earth are definitely human beings

  • but in a close second place is hippos.

  • Those guys will bite you in half.

  • So you know, watch out for hippos.

  • You can learn anything, delve it out.

- [Narrator] Hello readers, today I wanna talk to you

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/27
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