Highlight the topic sentence of each paragraph. Jot down a quick summary in the margins.
Using those summaries, compose a sentence which states how the author connects those sentences to form a central idea. The sentence should answer the question "How does the author connect/organize the information to shape the central idea.
Highlight the sentence that states, or most contributes to the central idea.
Compose one short sentence stating the author's point of view or purpose. Before composing this sentence, write "Point of View:" or "Purpose:."