8 Overview: Reading and Comprehension

Now that you have been briefly introduced to scholarly writing, it is important to reflect on your own reading and comprehension skills—these skills are important to develop in order to advance your scholarly writing capacity.

Comprehension is an important part of reading so that you understand and grasp the key ideas. Many strategies are available to help you read so that you optimize your comprehension. Some strategies involve taking certain steps before you start reading a text. Others involve taking notes and learning to read critically. In this chapter, you will learn about these strategies and how to critique a text and reflect and summarize as part of your journey to grasping the ideas.

Let’s begin!


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