How to Read Nonfiction Text

There are a few steps that you can take to help you read and understand nonfiction text. First, make sure that you read the text from start to finish. Don’t skip any parts, and don’t try to guess what the author is going to say next. This will help you understand the author’s position and the overall argument of the piece.

Second, pay attention to the structure of the text. Nonfiction often includes chronological or thematic elements, so be sure to pay attention to when these elements are introduced and what role they play in the overall argument. This will help you better understand the author’s point of view and the overall argument of the piece.

Finally, be sure to read the comments that other readers have made about the text. This will give you a more complete understanding of the argument, and you may even find insights that you hadn’t considered before.  

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