Presentation on theme: "The SAT Critical Reading Section Continued: Passage-Based Questions"— Presentation transcript:
1 The SAT Critical Reading Section Continued: Passage-Based Questions Review and Moving Forward
2 What are the Passage-Based Questions? Questions based on Passages 100 to 850 words longExample: p 57Some questions are based on one passage, and some questions are based on a pair of passages. For each pair, one of the passages supports, opposes or complements the other’s point of view
3 Types of Questions1. Extended Reasoning Questions: ask about overall theme or meaning of passage, author’s purpose or attitude, or tone of passage.2. Vocabulary-in-Context Questions: ask about the meaning of a word as it is used in the passage.3. Literal Comprehension Questions: understanding the information in the passage4. Questions Involving Paired Passages and Paragraphs: Ask about the relationship between the two passages
4 Some Approaches to Reading the Passages Mark the passages or make short notes (but don’t mark too much)Use your knowledge and experience carefully (separate what you think from what the author thinks)If you are having a hard time with a passage, read the questions before you finish the passage
5 Ready4College Website Content What are the four types of Passage-Based Questions? (Page 50, 52, and 53)What are some approaches we have learned for reading the Passages? (Hint: Bottom of Page 49, Top of Page 50)What are some new Vocabulary Words we have learned? Passage, Support, Oppose, Complement
6 Type of Question # 1: Extended Reasoning Questions Often include words or phrases like: Probably, Apparently, Seems, Suggests, It can be inferred, the author impliesTo answer these, it helps to know the difference between Facts, Assumptions, and InferencesIt helps to understand the Logic, Style, and Tone of the Author
7 Facts: Statements known to be true and that can be shown to be true. Assumptions: Suppositions or Propositions that writers make to reach their conclusions. (Sometimes these are unstated)Inferences: Conclusions you reach based on what has been said in a passage. To infer is to arrive at a conclusion through reasoning.
8 Type of Question # 2: Vocabulary-in-Context Questions Context: the particular situation in which the word is used, including information given in sentences before and after.Example: Bottom of Page 52Tips:One word can have many meanings. Answer choices often include several different meanings of the wordLook at the context in which the word appearsReread the surrounding text of the word that is used
9 Ready4College Website Content What are Facts? Page 51What are Assumptions? Page 51What are Inferences? Page 52What are 3 tips for answering Vocabulary-in-Context Questions?(Top of Page 53)New Vocabulary Words?: Context
10 Type of Question # 3: Literal Comprehension Questions Literal Comprehension: Direct Understanding of Information PresentedSome Approaches for Literal Comprehension Questions:Find the place in the passage where the detail is discussedCross out incorrect responsesBe sure you can support your answer by referring to words or phrases within the passage that support it
11 Type of Question #4: Questions Involving Paired Passages and Paragraphs Key Words and Phrases: Table 6.1, Page 54“According to the author”, “According to the Passage”“Best”, “Chiefly”“Except”, “The author implies”, “It can be inferred”. “The author suggests”“Least”, “Mainly”, “Most”, “Only”, “Primarily”What do these mean?
12 Website Content What are Literal Comprehension Questions? p53 What are at least 3 approaches for Literal Comprehension Questions? P53Name and explain at least 5 Key Words or Phrases we Learned for “Questions Involving Paired Passages and Paragraphs” (p54)
13 Some Approaches for answering Passage-Based Questions Keep in mind that the answers come from the passageDon’t forget that an answer choice can be both true and wrongTry Eliminating ChoicesDouble-check the other choicesDon’t jump from passage to passage
14 Website ContentWhat are at least 4 Approaches to Passage- based Reading Questions? (Page 55 and 56)
15 Ready4College GAME SHOW ! Passage-Based Questions Part 1 : Books and Computers Allowed!Part 2: No Books Allowed!
16 What are the four types of Passage-Based Questions? What are at least 3 approaches for reading the passages?What does it mean to support, oppose, or complement a point of view?What does context mean?What are literal comprehension questions?What are facts, assumptions, and inferences?Name and explain at least 5 Key Words or Phrases we Learned for “Questions Involving Paired Passages and Paragraphs” (Hint… where Is table 6.1?)