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What is reading for structure?
How is the prose put togehter?
1. Author's purpose.
2. What goal the author hope to accomplish in writting the passage.
3. How his writing help to acheive this goal?
What is author's main point?
Why the author write the essay?
What is topic?
Second or third line of the text.
What is scope?
The specific area of interest.
How can you identify the topic and scope within the passage?
Within a few lines of reading the passage.
How can you identify most common purposes?
1. To Explain: Authour wants to explain Phenomenon( real story)
2. To Advocate: Autor wants to argue, recommend, a particular proposal or approaach idea.
3. To Rebut:The autor to rebut someone eles' idea.
4. To compare or contrast:The autor wants to examine similarities or differences between two ideas.
5. To critique: The autor wants to evaluate the success or failure.
6.To describe: The autor makes no judgement.
What do you have to distinguish reading a passage?
Distingush between broad ideas and details.
Emphasis key work?
Most of all, expecially, above all, best\worst.
Continuation keywords?
and, more over, also, furthermore, too. see hint
Expect more of the same .
Conclusion Keywords?
Therefore, thus, hence, so , clearly. Hint
help to locate main point of the passage.
Contrast Keywords?
But, However, on the other hand, not, Alternatively, By Contrast
Sequence Key words?
First of all, next, secondly, finally, before/ after.
Evidence Keywords?
Because, since, for example, due to.
Key Pieces of information
Expect more of the same, no change in the author’s line of reasoning.
Conclusion ?
Locate the main point.
Contrast ?
Strong indicators of passage structure.
Sequence ?
A string of relevant details quickly.
It involves reading what the author is primarily trying to say and putting that into your own words.