Close reading-- reading a text with careful attention to words, their meanings, and the relationships between them --is the first step to writing successful papers in literature and other humanities disciplines. Writing assignments often require that you analyze and interpret key passages of a text. In this workshop, you will continue to improve your close reading skills by applying the tools of close reading to two short prose passages. We will focus on how to decide what details of a text are important, how to connect them and how to interpret those connections. Participation in the previous workshop, "Reading Closely I: Poetry," is recommended but not required. The workshop will be taught by Magdalena Zapedowska, writing associate.