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This chapter demonstrates that a student’s ability to transfer lower level skills to the highest level of critical thinking. The student-driven creation of the analysis exhibits the student’s ability to closely read, construct, and show their own patterns of judgment and thinking. Once students have mastered the level, they are able to transfer these skills to a myriad of complex texts. For many students, music is an integral part of their daily lives. In the study of literature, the reduction is the “boiling down” of text in order for the students to create a synthesis of concentrated ideas through the analysis. Once the salient scene reduction is complete, ask students to display their reductions. As students continued to read the novel, their focus of annotating was only on their character. In working through the focused annotations, we avoided formulaic annotations, disruption of fluency, and over annotation.