Using the technique above, choose one section of the article which you think is most relevant to the paragraph task (Task B below) on government interventions on smoking. This is most likely the Introduction or the Discussion.
Read the first paragraph in that section and then put the article aside. In your own words think of a full grammatical sentence which expresses the main idea of the paragraph. Write the sentence in the margin next to the relevant paragraph or in your notes. Repeat the process for each paragraph in this section. You should write only ONE SENTENCE for each paragraph.
Read over the sentences looking to see how they are connected to each other and the argument of the article. In your Reading Log, combine the sentences into a paragraph.
Now look over the paragraph you have written and see if the sentences follow on logically from each other. Do they support the overall argument that you identified at step 2.