Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Test. The Accuplacer Reading Comprehension section tests critical thinking skills, which means that it tests ones ability to understand and apply information that is read.
From information you read, try to make conclusions. For example, if it was cold when someone shoveled his driveway, there was probably snow on the ground.
1. Cheating is the ultimate trick a student plays on him or herself. Aside from the primary point of making an absolute mockery of the purpose of a college education, there is also the fact that there is no way a student can avoid being found out - there is at least one person who will always know about it.
With which of the following statements would the author agree?
a. Students should not cheat because someone will find out and report it.
b. Cheating really hurts the cheater.
c. Professors should expect students to cheat.
2. Many college students do not want to take a math class. When they learn that math is requirement, these students hope for a way to avoid it. These students may be suffering from math anxiety, an overwhelming fear of the subject, rather than an intellectual impairment.
The main idea of this passage is:
a. Many students are bad at math
b. Students who are bad at math can avoid taking it.
c. Students who hope to avoid math may have math anxiety.
4. The above 2 sentences:
5. What does the second sentence do?
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Accuplacer 61-77 or THEA 200-229
(or passing grade on reading 80)
Accuplacer 44-60 or THEA 180-199
(or passing grade on reading 70)
Accuplacer 0-43 or THEA 100-179