WHILE there is a next sentence to read, DO: BEGIN (* while *) 1. Read it, SLOWLY; 2. IF you do not understand it, THEN BEGIN (* if *) a) re-read the previous material, SLOWLY; b) re-read the incomprehensible sentence, SLOWLY; c) IF you still don't understand it, THEN ask a fellow student to explain it; d) IF you still don't understand it, THEN ask your TA to explain it; e) IF you still don't understand it, THEN ask me to explain it; f) IF you are in an upper-level course & you still don't understand it, THEN write a paper about it (!) END (* if *) END; (* while *)
Since there is no next sentence (because the Boolean test in the WHILE is false), you've understood the text!
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