Close Reading Interpretive Tool

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What is CRIT?

About CRIT:

The Close Reading Interpretive Tool (CRIT) is a web-based application that walks you through a systematic process of interpretation and allows you to submit your work electronically. The tool is designed intuitively. You should be able to jump right in by clicking “Get Started” in the upper right-hand corner above. However, complete instructions are also available here.

CRIT was developed in the Department of English at The University of Texas at Austin by Professors Phillip Barrish, Evan Carton, Coleman Hutchison, and Frank Whigham, and Ph.D. students Sydney Bufkin, Jessica Goudeau, and Jennifer Sapio. It is a product of a Course Transformation Grant generously funded by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Handout of the CRIT steps

CRIT Text Submission Form (Faculty and Graduate Students)