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Lecture Notes for Verbal Reasoning. Lesson 1 General Test-Taking Strategies. General Test-Taking Strategies: Know the Test. Keep in mind the question categories Comprehension questions Main ideas, author’s purpose, details, inferences, and assumptions Evaluation questions

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### Lecture Notes for Verbal Reasoning

Lesson 1

General Test-Taking Strategies

General Test-Taking Strategies:Know the Test

• Keep in mind the question categories

• Comprehension questions

• Main ideas, author’s purpose, details, inferences, and assumptions

• Evaluation questions

• Identify the statement’s function

• Assess the structure of the passage

• Judge the quality of the argument

• Application questions

• Apply ideas in passages to outside information

• Incorporation questions

• Apply outsideinformation to arguments in passage

Test-Taking Strategies:Know the Test

• Feel comfortable with the verbal reasoning test content

• 60 minutes long

• Usually seven passages (8 ½ minutes per passage).

• 6-10 questions per passage for about 40 questions

• Passages drawn from social sciences, humanities, and sections not included in the science portion of the test.

• Advice: Access a peer-reviewed scholarly journal from the SUU library databases and read at least one article per week.

• Get comfortable with various “discourse communities.”

General Test-Taking Strategies:Know the Test

• Keep in mind the scoring system

• You can miss several questions and still receive a perfect score

• The test rewards those who finish all passages

General Test-Taking Strategies:Attitude and Mindset

• Be confident and relaxed, but not too relaxed.

• Harken back to relaxation routine from these sessions

• Be confident in your score.

• Don’t doubt yourself when you are unsure or you are forced to guess.

• Read the passage with arrogance.

• Be confident with how you’re reading the passage.

• View the exam as a challenge

• Don’t obsess over the test by putting too much pressure on yourself

General Test-Taking Strategies:Attitude and Mindset

• Close your eyes, take a deep breath, slowly exhale, and recall the relaxation activity from our prep sessions.

• Right before beginning the verbal reasoning section, after each passage, or if you feel anxious.

• Exude energy.

• Train yourself to concentrate for long periods.

• Give 100% every time you practice.

• Maintain focus.

• Ignore any distractions

• Clear your mind of any clutter