Notes - Reading for the Main Idea and Author

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Reading for the Main Idea and Author’s Purpose Paragraph – a group of related sentences about a single topic Topic – general subject of the paragraph common subject, idea Main Idea – the most important idea about the topic Supporting Details (Levels of Support) explain, support or provide further information about the main idea. - Major statements directly relate to, and develop, the main idea - Minor statements further explain, illustrate, or otherwise develop the major ones
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Mode of Discourse – author’s purpose 1) Narrative – to tell a story 2)
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Unformatted text preview: Descriptive – shows what something or someone looks like or what something feels like. (typically relies on sensory details appealing to the five senses) Emphasizes details 3) Expository – to inform, to explain to make clear, to discuss, to set forth, to teach. (This is the most common type of reading you will encounter in your college courses). 4) Persuasive – to convince the reader to adopt the writer’s point of view. An attempt to change another person’s feelings or opinions by using emotional or ethical appeals....
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