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Regents' Exam1 Passing the Regents’ Reading Exam Relax and Ease Up
Regents' Exam2 What Is The Test Exactly? Purpose: To establish minimal academic reading competency General Short Passages on topics in science, literature, geography, et. –Usually about ten passages
Regents' Exam3 What is Required to Pass? Answer approximately 70% of questions correctly –This gives you a scaled score of 61
Regents' Exam4 Any Basic Tips? Answer all the questions –No penalty for guessing (every one blank is wrong
Regents' Exam5 Any Tactical Tips? Overview each section before answering the questions Read quickly but carefully and think about answers (most questions are inferential) Don’t obsess about answers and don’t fall into the “good student” trap. For vocabulary, answer according to how the word is used in the passage. (not always its dictionary meaning.) RUN –Perhaps, while thinking about context, re-read the sentence, perhaps both the sentence above and below. Time Allocation –6 minutes per passage
Regents' Exam6 Relax and Release The object is to pass, not answer every question. Remember that if you answered all of the questions after reading the passages quickly, but carefully, and remembered to keep the passages’ main purposes in mind and to address the vocabulary questions in context, that you have probably passed.