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Basic Reading Process
If you have followed the lessons up to this point, you have learned three key techniques to zero in on the single correct SHSAT reading answer.
- Identify the answer option that restates or demonstrates the relevant text in the passage. Avoid even subtle interpretations that may seem obvious but are not specifically supported by the text.
- Find three wrong answers and learn to identify typical categories of incorrect answer options.
- Predict answers in your own words first to avoid being confused by the SHSAT language.
Each is a powerful tool by itself but taken together these three techniques can form the basis of a strong, basic methodology to answer standardized reading exam questions. On some problems, one technique may prevail, and in another question one of the other techniques may prove more useful. Applying all three techniques to each and every problem will help students identify the correct answer for most every SHSAT reading question. Much like solving math problems by different techniques and using each as a check against the other, trained test takers will learn to use two or three of these reading techniques to find and check each answer in the reading section.
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