Includes such tips as the following:

  • Read for understanding--don't take notes as you read--be aware of patterns, and only mark notes after you've read full paragraphs.
  • Closer examination--transfer your notes to note cards or another manifestation of categories--one note card/whatever for each character or theme.
    • Look for the following during a close reading: descriptions, images, interpretations, syntax, semantics, foreshadowing.

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