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Unformatted text preview: Careful Reading and Marginal Note-taking • Pay close attention to what you read, and read it more than once. • Take marginal notes: o Right next to each paragraph, write a brief phrase or two summarizing what is said or argued in it. o Mark or underline passages that seem crucial to the point of the paragraph or to the larger thesis of the piece. o Mark the examples/evidence being given to support points. o Note sections you don’t fully understand with a question mark and make sure you reread them (and, if necessary, get help). o Look up words you don’t know, especially if you need to know them to understand the point the author is making. o Note your response as you read. o Don’t worry about neatness or correctness. Ok, So What Have We Learned About Summaries?: A Quick Recap Your summary must be brief , but not so brief someone who’s never read the article can’t follow it. Your first sentence should include the title and context of the piece along with the author’s full name....
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course WRT 102 taught by Professor Frost during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '08