Finding the Implied Main Idea

Finding the Implied Main Idea

Author: Karen Hamilton

Upon successful completion of the tutorial, the student should be able to identify the topic and implied main idea in a paragraph.

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This video will help you understand more about implied main ideas. After viewing this tutorial, return to the playlist by clicking Tutorials above and view the next tutorial on Location of Main Ideas.

Implied Main Idea Exercise 1

RCC students: If you are viewing this tutorial as part of a Learning Center workshop or for a class, please print out and complete the exercise. Turn in to your teacher or TLC staff.

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Where to go next?

After completing the quiz, click here to jump to "Location of Main Idea."