n Idea &
The main idea is the big point
or the most important idea that
the writer is communicating to
Often the reader can find the
main idea just by looking at the
For example, a pass
Note-taking strategy that will
improve your study skills and your
Problems with taking notes
I cant write everything down the teacher says
because he/she talks TOO fast!
I cant read my notes.
The notes I take when I read dont help.
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Identifying Main Ideas and
DIRECTIONS Look for the main idea in each of the following paragraphs.
Remember that the main idea is the overall point of the paragraph.
If the selection has a topic sentence, underline it