What Is Close Reading?

Posted: January 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

This is my personal copy of our current text.


  1. Elizabeth says:

    My high school English teachers emphasized the importance of close reading, not only because it kept us students engaged with what we were reading, but because it challenged us to think a little more about what we read. Simply highlighting words or phrases no longer means much, because the content does not stick in the end. Even though reading on electronic devices sometimes makes it harder to practice close reading, I like the fact that apps such as iBooks or Kindle, let you highlight and make comments on something you like, which I try to use often. However, I do find printed sources easier to refer back to and annotate on. I also find that when I read an article, a poem, or a book with the intent to annotate, I think about ideas presented in the document, much more.

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