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Finish What You Start Sentence Completions One more time… Dissecting the Sentences Eliminating Deadwood!
New Words PUG: fight BELLU,BELLI: war, fight GNOS: knowledge ANTHRO: human PLAC/PAC: peace PRO: large SCIEN: knowledge EX: out of GREG: social AMBU: to move MUT: Change
What Does it Mean? ATYPICAL PRETENTIOUS BELLIGERENT ANDROGYNOUS PROFUSE GREGARIOUS
Sentence Completion Review Sentence Completions consist of Blanks! First Tactics o Read the whole Sentence o Read it again o Negative, Positive o Trigger wordssuch as? o Hard Questions have ________ o Easy Questions have________
Review: Trigger Words Trigger Words: See the Difference o Talked in to going on a blind date, Mitzi was ____ because Marty turned out to be _______. OR o Talked in to going on a blind date, Mitzi was ____ although Marti turned out to be ____. + +
Traps and Tricks: Connections… The Nasty Connection Gremlins… o Although o Because o Nonetheless o But for o However o And o But o Or o Despite o While o Therefore OPP SAME and CAUSE/EFFECT OPP SAME OPP SAME and CAUSE/EFFECT
More New Tactics: Insert Answer Choices Basically what it saysinsert every choice and pick the best! EXP #1: As a public relations specialist, Susan realizes the importance of treating someone with ____ and ___ when dealing with even the most exasperating tourists. 1.Dignity…Etiquette D. Courtesy…Compassion 2.Fantasy…Realism E. Truth…Honesty 3.Kindness…Patience
Predict Words-predict, predict! If possible, predict words to fit in to the blanks. You cant always predict, but consider the following: Harold was _____ when his new computer arrived because he realized hed have no excuse for not finishing his homework. What would you predictadd a word?
****Traps and Tricks Did you start to predict something positive or happy? If so, you forgot to READ the ENTIRE sentence before deciding on an answer…. What did I just tell you –tsk, tsk…. No one seems happy to do homework!
And Always--Find the Doctor! Many writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance were not originally from Harlem; drawn by the artistic community it provided, they _________ the place as home. A. neglected B. adopted C. avoided D. criticized E. encountered N M N N M
Two Blank Questions For two blank questions, you can try answering one blank, then look for the answer. For Instancewhat would you predict: Ellison, who wrote the novel Invisible Man, used a lot of ______ to symbolically or figuratively describe many of the significant ______ in his story. A. colors…characters B. situations…problems C. metaphor…events D. descriptive words…actions E. humor…happenings
Which ones you should skip entirely! If you look at a sentence completiona nd you have absolutely NO IDEA what any of the words meanand there are no parts from vocab that you can decode THEN SKIP IT!
ANTEPENULTIMATE A fun Word! If you are the antepenultimate in your family –what order are you in the family? ANTE-Before PEN-second ULTIMATE-last THIRD!!!
Practice What you Preach Try a few Questions
Find the hardest answer & Look for important Clues that tell you what the blanks are: EXP: Acid rain is damaging lakes in ____ way, causing the virtually unnoticed ____ of these aquatic ecosystems. A. a manifest…eradication B. a nefarious…polarization C. an insidious…destruction D. a methodical…amalgamation E. an obvious…stagnation M N M N N
Pos or Neg (Medium hard) The meal had ____ effect on the famished travelers: their energy was restored almost instantly. M M N N M A. A tonic B. A cloying C. An indefinite D. A debilitating E. An intemperate +