By Edith Wasner
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Instead, the main idea represents the way facts and details are used to support each other and represent the author’s opinion or conclusion based on how the facts fit together. 2. Which of the following best sums up a crocodile’s power? a. Crocodiles use buffalo as a natural source of prey. b. Crocodiles are no match for man. CHAPTER 3 • LearningExpress Skill Builders –READING COMPREHENSION– c. Crocodiles are able to hibernate underwater. d. Crocodiles combine their physical capabilities to dominate their prey.
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What makes one fact more or less important than the other? Which fact will your teacher choose for the exam? If you can figure out the main idea, you can figure out how the facts, details, and data contribute to that idea. In turn, that will help you remember them and organize them. There are three basic ways to organize what you read. ■ ■ ■ Highlighting is the first step in actively reading to identify main ideas and supporting details. However, the fact that you have highlighted every other sentence that you have read does not insure that you have thought through the connections interlocking what you’ve underlined.
Basic Skills for College by Edith Wasner