Changing lives one page at a time…
Practice text 2: “God Sees the Truth But Waits” by Leo Tolstoy
Welcome to the second in a series of practice texts to be used with thebook
ROMAN Reading: 5 Practical Skills for Transforming Your Life throughLiterature
.Print the story out and work your way through the process:1.
it all the way through in one sitting, using your imagination andemotions to enter into in the story.2.
the major parts first (briefly describe what happens in each of thetwo parts), then outline each part in detail.3.
the text, circling important words, phrases and sentences, and writingquestions and comments in the margins.4.
the two essential questions: What does it mean? and What differencedoes it make? Remember, you must answer the first one as completely as youcan before attempting to answer the second one.5.
your experience. Keep track of your reactions, thoughts and answersin a journal, computer file or blog. Copy any meaningful quotes to acommonplace book.
Introduction copyright 2007, Nick Senger