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60% of the test is reading comprehension 40 % of the test is grammar and editing skills There are 80 questions in all, but only 72 count You have 180 minutes to take the test, but can have more time if needed…up to six hours! You must pass the test AND the class in order to graduate from high school. If you dont pass the test after three tries, you will go through a portfolio review.
The reading comprehension passages will ask you to do the following: -select the main idea -judge the message of the author -select the most fitting title for the piece -identifying specific things about the passage -implying things about the passage even though they are not directly stated -identifying the tone or mood of the passage -identifying vocabulary in the context of the passage
The Composition part of the test will ask you to do all of the following: -fix basic grammar errors, especially punctuation, run-ons, and fragments -combine sentences to create better writing -infer ideas into the passage -pick the most appropriate title for the passage
You should use a highlighter to emphasize important parts of reading passages and key words in questions. You should read the questions for a reading passage before reading the selection. Eliminate the answers down to two so you have a better chance at the right answer. Mark out the distracter answers in questions so you dont get tricked by a charming answer. Give yourself breaks without falling asleep by chewing a new piece of gum every half an hour.
Do not spend more than one minute per question the first time around. Move on if you dont know the answer. Leave the answer blank on the bubble sheet if you dont know the answer and come back to it at the end. Do not second-guess yourself; always go with your first instinct on an answer. Dont leave answers blank on the answer sheet at the end; always cleanly bubble in each answer, even if you are guessing. Learn the prefixes and rootsthe 29 prefixes and 25 roots we will learn will help you construct over 125,000 words and understand their meaning!