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X-Raying a Book

  • Outlining entire books
  • How books have a thesis
  • How books are organized

X-Raying a Book

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:15
  • What is an X-Ray? 0:40
    • The Skeleton of Written Essay
    • Skeleton for Book Answer the Following Questions
  • Examples of Stating 'Whole' 2:16
    • Example: 'This is Your Brain on Music'
    • 'How to Win Friends and Influence People'
    • What is 'The Whole'
  • Dividing the Whole into Its Parts 5:41
    • 'How to Win Friends and Influence People'
    • 'This is Your Brain on Music'
    • How Do We Divide It Into Parts
    • Steps to Consider when Outlining
  • Assignment 11:05