Once you have identified your sources, get the most out of them by re-reading using the steps below.
One simple way to cite and refer to the text for discussion or note taking is to number each paragraph, section or stanza in the left hand margin. Then you will be able to state which paragraph you are referring to when speaking or in order to find a direct quote, data or other information when drafting a paper. Also during discussion, the rest of the class will be able to quickly find the line being referred to.
In the left margin, summarize each chunk. Write summaries in 10-words or less. The chunking allows you to look at the text in smaller segments and summarize what the author is saying in just that small, specific chunk
For each chunk:
Allam, Court. “Five Close Reading Strategies to Support the Common Core.” ITeach. ICoach. IBlog., Court Allam, 11 June 2012, iteachicoachiblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/five-simple-close-reading-strategies.html.