At uni I asked my writing tutor: How do you choose what to extract from a text? How do you narrow down your reading to a thesis statement? Well that’s a big question, I thought, once I said it out loud.
But he had an answer, and it was simple: Read with a pen. Even if you don’t take notes, hold a pen to engage your brain, to take on an active role.
It works for me; in fact, I still do this.
Until the next chapter,
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