How do you answer reading comprehension questions?

tmc07d
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How do you answer reading comprehension questions?

Postby tmc07d » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:15 pm

Im just wondering what your strategy or thought process for attacking reading comprehension questions are.

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Re: How do you answer reading comprehension questions?

Postby minnbills » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:22 pm

tmc07d wrote:Im just wondering what your strategy or thought process for attacking reading comprehension questions are.


You're going to have to be more specific about what kind of advice you're looking for.

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Re: How do you answer reading comprehension questions?

Postby tmc07d » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:24 pm

Well do you read the questions first and then the passage or vice versa. Do you read fast or slow. Im just asking how do you come to your conclusion of "this is the right answer." What approaches do you take.

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Re: How do you answer reading comprehension questions?

Postby DeeCee » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:29 pm

I read each section slowly, underlining everything I thought was important. I only read each passage once, slowly. There is not enough time to read it twice. Then a read each question once or twice, thoroughly but quickly and answered them. RC was my best section, logic games my worst.

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Re: How do you answer reading comprehension questions?

Postby dextermorgan » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:29 pm

One approach that I have experimenting with lately has been to read the passage and then do the questions that reference specific lines. Once you have the easy quesitons out of the way the tone/meaning questions are a bit easier to answer.

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Re: How do you answer reading comprehension questions?

Postby Icculus » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:37 pm

I tend to read the passage over once, underlining what I perceive to be the main points of each paragraph, this usually helps me figure out the overall structure/tone of the passage and then I answer the questions. I find reading the questions first tends to waste time. With enough practice you should get a feel for the specific types of questions that are asked and the kinds of information that tend to be important. I averaged between a -0 and -2 on practice tests, and did the same on the real thing.




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