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Unformatted text preview: Purpose
What is the author trying to accomplish by writing this document? What question is he trying to answer? What problem is he trying to solve? Conclusion/Main Ideas
This is the response to the purpose: What is the answer to the author's question or the solution to the problem? Hint: The difference between a subordinate idea and the main idea is that the main idea holds the rest of the parts together. All subordinate ideas/evidence should support the main idea (aka the main idea should tie everything together). Support
Evidence, inference, analogies and/or value statements that support the conclusion. Foundations
Evidence, inference, analogies and/or value statements that support the conclusion. Terms and Definitions
Terms that you don't know or don't understand in this context and the definitions you find for them. ...
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- Winter '08