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Reading Comp Question

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:49 pm
by whymeohgodno
What do you do for questions that's something to the effect of: Which of these words in the context in which they are used best state the author's opinion of x

If the word was "very poor" which by itself would describe the author's opinion but in the context in which it was used, "very poor" referred to something completely irrelevant to x, would it still fit the answer?

Re: Reading Comp Question

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:00 pm
by JJDancer
Can you point to a specific q... ?

Re: Reading Comp Question

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:50 pm
by Hedwig
I think I know what you mean. And I'm pretty sure that it doesn't actually matter the context of the word - just the word that describes the author's attitude towards something.

Re: Reading Comp Question

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:54 pm
by Destined
I remember thinking the same exact thing when taking a recent preptest (cant remember which one though). I may be wrong, but i dont think context matters as long as the words/quotes fit the authors opinion

Re: Reading Comp Question

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:04 pm
by whymeohgodno
eit wrote:I think I know what you mean. And I'm pretty sure that it doesn't actually matter the context of the word - just the word that describes the author's attitude towards something.


This is what I thought until I took a RC section and I got the question wrong. I forgot the PT# but I'll find it and post the question # so you guys can let me know what you think.

Re: Reading Comp Question

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:25 pm
by arean.ryan
PT 60 Question regarding palpable immediacy, got it wrong...stupid mistake whats new

Re: Reading Comp Question

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:50 pm
by JJDancer
arean.ryan wrote:PT 60 Question regarding palpable immediacy, got it wrong...stupid mistake whats new


That one is about what the author is using those words to express *role in passage question, rather than what OP is referring to (i think) which is the author's attitude/opinion towards x,y,z from passage.