Pay close attention to the visual signals (headings, bold text, images, tables and charts) in the text.
Note the title and look at the opening paragraph to identify the main idea.
Check the closing paragraph for a summary of the text’s main ideas.
Identify each paragraph’s topic sentence to find supporting points.
Look for visual signals that might indicate important ideas in the text.
Video Produced by Distance Learning, Kirkwood Community College, 2014.