developmental reading

what are the processes in finding the main idea and where can you find the main idea?

There are several articles here which discuss the "main idea" of something.

http://www.google.com/search?q=find+main+idea&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7SUNA

It all depends, though -- main idea of what? A paragraph? An essay? A story? A poem? A novel? What?

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