Observation—what does the text say?
- What are the key or repeating words?
- Are any comparisons or contrasts made in the passage?
- How would you explain the progression of thought?
- In the points the text is making, are there any cause/effect ideas?
Interpretation—what does it mean?
- What is the text talking about? What’s the main point?
- What is being said about that main point?
Principles—what truths are here?
- What are the timeless and eternal truths from the passage?
- Is there a new thought to ponder?
- What is there to be thankful for?
- Does this text suggest a change that is needed in my life?
- What example do I need to follow?