All of the works that we’ve written have copious amounts of notes on them. They are marked up and I feel as if I’ve managed to have a good conversation with them.
Often when I’m reading, I first start by having no expectation and not looking for anything in particular. I’ll mark up the edges as my notes or underline parts that interested me. Then I’ll go back and look more deeply for what the professor wanted in the first place. There are times were I skim, but like with Gee’s paper, I still managed to get the gist of it. When I went back over the paper after only initially skimming, my overall thoughts on the piece were more or less accurate.
This is a link to some of my reading responses: