Review your questions and the notes you have made. Compare the information in the text you have just read with your knowledge of the topic from other readings and/or classes.
When reviewing, pose critical questions such as the following:
- What is the evidence or reasoning put forward in support of the claims?
- What objections could be raised to the ideas and arguments put forth by the author? Do you agree or disagree with these arguments, or have alternatives?
- What does the author want you to think? What’s left out?
Based on the answers to these questions, you may need to review and refine your topic or working thesis.
Review the requirements of your assignment and what you have read in order to identify gaps. If necessary, find more materials relevant to your working thesis.