Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
Summarize, analyze, and synthesize an informational text and/or media, using supporting details to formulate the main idea.
Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.