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Test TakingFrom the following pairs of sentences select the one which is correct Dangling modifiers1 Piled up next to the washer I began doing the laundry 2 I began doing the laundry piled up next to the washer .
1 Standing on the balcony the ocean view was magnificent 2 Standing on the balcony we had a magnificent ocean view 1 As I was running across the floor the rug slipped and I lost my balance 2 Running across the floor the rug slipped and I lost my balance Misplaced modifiers.
1 I almost listened to the whole album 2 I listened to almost the whole album 1 He was staring at the girl wearing dark glasses by the vending machine 2 He was staring at the girl by the vending machine wearing dark glasses 1 We read that Janet was married in her last letter .
2 In her last letter we read that Janet was married Preview the passages What is the title and or subtitle What do the pictures tell you What do you already know about.
this topic What kind of passage is it story article fable poem folk tale Reading Passages Youmay MARK in the BOOK.
And you should Use notations learned in class Identify main ideas note yourthinking and questions Multiple Choice.
Multiple Choice Tests A new twist on process of elimination that works better Cover the answer choices and come up with your own guess first THEN look at the answers and pick the one that was closest toyour guess .
Don t forget to check back in the passage small details that youwon t remember can make a BiG difference in choosing the rightIf you don t know the answer what can you do Types of Multiple Choice.
Vocabulary Always go back to the passage to findthe sentence Look in the sentencesaround it to find clues to the right Read the sentence given with a blank in.
place of the word they want you todefine think of your own word Look at the answer choices which word is closest to the word you were thinking .
Types of Multiple Choice Details Find the answer back in the passage by scanning for the key wordin the question Reread the whole paragraph with those key words .
If you have time before the end of the section reread the ENTIREstory to see if you can learn more to answer the question correctly Main Idea Use the title or subtitle as a clue Look at the first few sentences or paragraph of the passage .
Look for the key word or idea that is mentioned AT LEAST 3 timesTHROUGHOUT the ENTIRE passage Think what are they talking about in the beginning middle AND Types of Multiple Choice Inference.
Even when the question says What do you think you have touse clues from the story to findthe right answer There is onlyONE right answer .
Use your own backgroundknowledge to make a logicalconclusion REMEMBER Story clues Short Answer Constructed.
A short answer is really not that short Remember the steps 1 Restate the question 2 For details use actual words from the passage Use quotationmarks or paraphrase .
3 More is better 4 Reread what you have written when you finish Fix youranswer for missing words and unclear sentences 5 Then before you move on to the next question REREAD THEQUESTION you just answered This way you will be sure.
you answered the whole thing Use this short answer checklist Topic sentence Transition words Details with explanations.
Concluding sentenceI almost listened to the whole album.2. I listened to almost the whole album.1. ... Cover the answer choices and come up with your own guess first. THEN look at the answers and pick the one that was closest to your guess. ... Look for the key word or idea that is mentioned AT LEAST 3 times THROUGHOUT the ENTIRE passage.

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