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Strategy #2: Identifying presentation patterns in a textbook

Textbook authors frequently establish patterns of presentation section-by-section or even paragraph-by-paragraph. The chapter headings in the textbook should serve as a guide to the overall pattern. In a carefully designed textbook, the headings will vary in size, color, font type, or style (italicized, underlined, bolded, all capital letters, and so on). Then, the paragraphs within those sections might also follow a consistent pattern. We'll discuss both heading and paragraph patterns in the following screens.