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3: The Reading-Writing Connection
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- 3.1: The Reading-Writing Connection
- This page explains the importance of writing while reading and various active reading strategies to help you gain more out of what you read.
- 3.2: Critical Reading and Rhetorical Context
- This page discusses strategies for critical reading.
- 3.3: Reading Strategies - Previewing
- This page details various specific reading strategies, such as KWL+, SQ3R, and the 4Ps. There are also general strategies as well.
- 3.4: Questioning Strategies
- This page shows a questioning strategy, called the questioning circles, that helps with active reading.
- 3.5: Inferences
- This page explains and provides practice in making inferences through observation, best likely guess, and if-then statements.
- 3.6: Vocabulary
- This page covers strategies to both figure out words you are reading and to expand your vocabulary.
- 3.7: Reading Strategies - Taking Notes
- This page covers various note-taking strategies to try.
- 3.8: Main Ideas and Supporting Details
- This page explains how to find and write thesis statements, main ideas, and various levels of supporting details through strategies and exercise practice.
- 3.9: Paraphrazing and Summarizing
- This page explains what a summary is, how to write a summary, and how to decide how much summary to use in one's writing.
- 3.10: How to Read Like a Writer
- This page includes an essay and discussion questions about how to read like a writer.
- 3.11: Key Takeaways