Determine the Main Idea or Point the Author is Making

Learning Goal: I’m working on a english question and need a reference to help me learn.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Answer the following questions in one brief paragraph (3 – 4 sentences each) per text (Malcolm X, Helen Keller, Susanne K. Langer, and Lera Boroditsky).
      1. Using one or more of the active reading strategies, determine what is the main idea or point the author is making. (Hint: this will be a targeted summary)
      2. Based on your active reading strategies, what specific point or idea stood out to you and why?

For example, a response should look something like this:

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Malcolm X is showing his readers that by increasing his vocabulary . . . A specific point I found fascinating was when he states . . . because I never realized that . . .

 

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