Provide Tips for reading and Answering Comprehension? Also how to find thesis if the comprehension is Essay?Provide Tips for reading and Answering Comprehension? Also how to find thesis if the...

Provide Tips for reading and Answering Comprehension? Also how to find thesis if the comprehension is Essay?

Provide Tips for reading and Answering Comprehension? Also how to find thesis if the comprehension is Essay?

3 Answers | Add Yours

litteacher8's profile pic

litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted on

It sounds to me like you are asking how you can better understand what you read so you can write essays about it. First of all, you can use enotes to read summaries before you read the book.  Then, as you read, ask questions either of your teacher or here.  Be an interactive reader, and you'll be more successful!  Keep a list of interesting quotes or topics as you read, or use post-it notes.

mwestwood's profile pic

mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted on

Always remember when you read, that you are simply examining what someone else has written:  Reading and writing are reciprocal.  So, when you read, remember the techniques for writing.  Is not the thesis in the introduction?  Yes.  Where?  Near the end of the first paragraph, usually.  This general statement usually contains three opinions, points, aspects.  Each of these parts of the thesis are then developed in the following paragraphs.  Each paragraph has a topic sentence that is usually the first or second sentence of that paragraph. 

Pay close attention to the topic sentence of each paragraph, for it indicates an important point to remember as well as it indicates what the paragraph is about.  Then, do not forget to read closely the concluding sentence as it ties together the supporting details and reiterates the topic sentence.

In order words, find the skeleton of the essay and you will have found the general ideas.  What follows the topic sentences are the details.

Good luck!

pohnpei397's profile pic

pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted on

To find the thesis of an essay, ask yourself "what is the main point of this essay?"  Or ask "what is the main thing the author is trying to tell me?"  Whatever answer you get is the thesis.

 

 

We’ve answered 318,911 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question