Reflecting and Responding
you have reached the last page or sentence of a text, don't stop
quite yet. Instead consider how will you demonstrate this comprehension
to your professor.
- If you are expected to pose questions during a lecture or discussion,
take a few minutes to jot some down. What questions will demonstrate
- If you are expected to gather information to supplement a lecture,
fastwrite to answer: What facts seem to broaden your understanding?
- If you are required to write a summary or analysis, review
your "take" on the author's perspective and see Analyzing
the Assignment and The Writing Process (especially "Identifying
the Key Tasks").
- If you want to learn not only to earn a "good grade"
but also for more intrinsic reasons, fastwrite to answer: How
does this reading relate to the rest of the course, your other
courses, and/or your life?