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3.11: Key Takeaways
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- Annotating while reading is the heart of the reading-writing connection because it allows you to monitor your comprehension and extend and explore the ideas in a text.
- Use previewing strategies to read actively.
- Vocabulary brings together your reading and writing because reading a new word helps you learn new words, and learning new words usually helps make your writing clearer.
- Learning to differentiate main ideas from supporting details is important for both reading and writing.
- Reading critically and questioning assumptions are essential to evaluate what you think about a source.
- Annotating gives you some writing to work with as you begin to draft your essay.
- If-then statements can help you break down the logic of statement to make stronger inferences and increase your reading comprehension.
- Thinking about the choices a writer might have made while you are reading will help you become a better writer.