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Unformatted text preview: Basic Composition 355:100 Instructor: Jenna Lewis Approaches to Reading Before you start: how do you read best? Get the right level of comfort: read on your bed, at a desk, on a sofa Get the right level of noise: read in complete silence or with some background noise Get enough light: either sunlight or room lights Get the right environment: read alone or with others, in the library or a coffee shop First reading Underline or highlight passages you feel are important. Put question marks next to passages you dont understand so you can locate them quickly later on or in class. Circle or highlight words you dont know and find them in a dictionary. Losing concentration? Take a short break and then come back to the essay. Try summarizing what the author has argued so far. And then Spend some time summarizing what youve just read. If you work better in groups, get together with a few students from class to review the main ideas of the essay or work through complicated passages....
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- Fall '11