Reading Essays

Essays can sometimes be difficult to read. Here are some helpful tips for increasing comprehension when reading an essay. Read the title. This seems like a no-brainer, but often times the writer will provide a general idea of what the entire essay will be about. Try to find as much background information about the author to detect any bias. Also figure out when the essay was written to find any cultural bias of that era. Mark important areas of the text that help define the essay. Be sure to ask yourself questions about the essay to ensure comprehension. Make a summary of the essay as a tool to retain the information. Finally, be sure to read to comprehend. Don’t just absent-mindedly read the words printed. Read the meaning of the text.


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