A Challenging Combination
you face a challenging combinations of perspectives, such as when
you have been assigned a thirty page chapter on isolationism vs.
interventionism in U.S. foreign policy for a history course:
You know little about the topic and you have other assignments
but you want to excel in this class.
The reading provides new examples that you are expected
to analyze based on a recent lecture.
The reading has a complex thesis and
uses specialized terms for an expert audience.
How would you approach this challenging reading assignment?
Should you pass your eyes over the text once without a pen in
Then try to write the response due in one last minute draft? Don't!
Instead return to the first page of this
section for more successful reading techniques.