Analytic reading

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In education, analytic reading involves breaking a text into its component parts, in order to understand its meaning and relate it to other texts. While critical to success in school, this skill is lacking in most students."[1]

The term is also used in Islamic jurisprudence, as part of the preparation of a fatwa.[2]

A variant term of art in intelligence analysis is analytic tradecraft.[3]


  1. "Analytic reading", "Teaching Today", Glencoe/McGraw Hill
  2. Ahmed Mansour, Analytic reading in Fatwas, International Islamic Center
  3. Central Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Intelligence (February 1997), A Compendium of Analytic Tradecraft Notes. Retrieved on 2007-12-03