Tierney and Pearson’s mention of active reading resonated with me. Oftentimes I find myself becoming a lazy reader when reading things that are not of particular interest. Rarely will I ask questions of the text, I usually just take it for what it is. There are seemingly endless deadlines in college so finishing an assigned reading as quickly as possible is usually the desirable outcome. Once the authors started talking about “monitoring” and the “other self” I started to become slightly confused as to what they were exactly saying. It seems like the authors are suggesting some sort of third person view of things. All in all it was worthwhile to read Tierney and Pearson, as I will apply some of their techniques to my future writing practices.