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1. 1 - Examine title page

1.1. Authors?

1.1.1. Standing on field?

1.1.2. Training & background qualifications?

1.2. Publishers?

1.2.1. Date of publication? Relevance of age?

2. 2 - Examine preface/intro

2.1. Why is it written?

2.2. What does it say about book?

2.3. Introduction of unusual features?

3. 3 - Examine table of contents

3.1. What does it tell?

3.2. How is textbook organized?

3.2.1. Main divisions?

3.3. Compare ToC to another book

3.3.1. Same topics?

4. 4 - Examine index, glossary & material @ the back

4.1. Compare & contrast ToC to index

4.2. Cross references?

4.3. Appendix?Why not on body? How does it affect organization?

5. 5 - Examine study material: Guides, questions, other

5.1. Study guides type: question, exercise, or activities?

5.2. Critical thinking or locate information within reading?

5.3. Suggested reading material or other resources?

6. 6 - Examine chapter/sectional headings & margin guides

6.1. Do headings give overview of chapter?

6.2. Do they headings help for skimming for specific info?

6.3. Does the book use summaries? Are they helpful?

7. 7 - Examine maps/pics/diagrams/tables

7.1. Which is used?