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This module focuses on key words that the reader can use to help them spot the main idea.

This module focuses on key words that the reader can use to help them spot the main idea.

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    • Module Four
      By: Christopher K. Shumaker
    • central point or central idea
      the main idea of the entire reading selection
      this is also known as the thesis statement
    • topic sentence
      the main idea of a specific paragraph
    • thesis statement (central point/idea) is the main idea
      of the entire reading passage
      topic sentence is the main idea of a particular paragraph
    • Main Idea
      it is what the entire reading selection is about
      or the point the author is trying
      to make
    • LIST WORDS
      several many three advantages of
      several causes of some factors in five steps
      among the results a series of a number of effects
      various reasons for
    • Researchers have identified two factors that play a significant role in our dreams.
      Several steps can help you overcome the fear of speaking and become an effective
      speaker.
      Three key differences exist between the House and the Senate.
      Money is a strong priority for people—even for those with plenty of it—for a number of
      reasons.
      There are four ways that we often express our thoughts by body language rather than by
      speaking.
    • one to begin with also further first (of all) for one thing
      in addition furthermore second (ly)
      other next last (of all) third (ly) another moreover
      final (ly)
      ADDITION WORDS
    • Social psychologists have found that almost everyone gossips. Male or female, young or old, blue-collar or professional, humans love to talk about one another. All too often, such gossip is viewed as a frivolous waste of time. However, it actually serves several important functions in the human community. For one thing, gossip is a form of networking. Talking with our friends and coworkers about each other is our most effective means of keeping track of the ever changing social dynamic. It tells us who is in, who is out, and who can help us climb the social or professional ladder. A second function of gossip is the building of influence. When we engage in gossip, we are able to shape people’s opinions of ourselves. We tell stories that show ourselves in a good light—wise, compassionate, insightful, clever. And when we listen sympathetically to the gossip of other people, they perceive us as warm and likable. A final and very powerful function of gossip is the creating of social alliances. There are few quicker ways to form a bond with another person than to share private information with him or her. The words “I wouldn’t tell most people this, but . . .” instantly interest and flatter the listener. To talk about a third party, especially in a critical way, creates a bond with our listener and gives a feeling of shared superiority.
    • Social psychologists have found that almost everyone gossips. Male or female, young or old, blue-collar or professional, humans love to talk about one another. All too often, such gossip is viewed as a frivolous waste of time. However, it actually serves several important functions in the human community. For one thing, gossip is a form of networking. Talking with our friends and coworkers about each other is our most effective means of keeping track of the ever changing social dynamic. It tells us who is in, who is out, and who can help us climb the social or professional ladder. A second function of gossip is the building of influence. When we engage in gossip, we are able to shape people’s opinions of ourselves. We tell stories that show ourselves in a good light—wise, compassionate, insightful, clever. And when we listen sympathetically to the gossip of other people, they perceive us as warm and likable. A final and very powerful function of gossip is the creating of social alliances. There are few quicker ways to form a bond with another person than to share private information with him or her. The words “I wouldn’t tell most people this, but . . .” instantly interest and flatter the listener. To talk about a third party, especially in a critical way, creates a bond with our listener and gives a feeling of shared superiority.
    • MAIN IDEA
      Social psychologists have found that almost everyone gossips. Male or female, young or old, blue-collar or professional, humans love to talk about one another. All too often, such gossip is viewed as a frivolous waste of time. However, it actually serves several important functions in the human community.For one thing, gossip is a form of networking. Talking with our friends and coworkers about each other is our most effective means of keeping track of the ever changing social dynamic. It tells us who is in, who is out, and who can help us climb the social or professional ladder. A second function of gossip is the building of influence. When we engage in gossip, we are able to shape people’s opinions of ourselves. We tell stories that show ourselves in a good light—wise, compassionate, insightful, clever. And when we listen sympathetically to the gossip of other people, they perceive us as warm and likable. A final and very powerful function of gossip is the creating of social alliances. There are few quicker ways to form a bond with another person than to share private information with him or her. The words “I wouldn’t tell most people this, but . . .” instantly interest and flatter the listener. To talk about a third party, especially in a critical way, creates a bond with our listener and gives a feeling of shared superiority.
    • 1. it can be the first sentence
      2. it can be at the end of a paragraph
      it can come in the middle of a passage having introductory
      material presented before it to set the main idea up.