Sep 8, 2023
BEFORE you read the passage, read the question FIRST
Which choice best states the function of the underlined sentence in the overall structure of the text?
Why should you do this? You will be able to read the paragraph or sentence knowing the purpose of what you are looking for.
Read the paragraph/sentences.
PREDICT the answer before you read the answer choices.
What is a prediction? An educated guess!
Why are we recommending to predict the answer BEFORE you look at the options?
You will be less likely to get stuck between answer choices, and it can help you find the answers faster!
How can the annotating tool help? You can put your prediction in the annotation!
Prediction for this question is: the underlined portion tells
the results of the study
Choose the answer that is closest to my prediction.
A. To reiterate the findings the project had before its commencement
B. To present a specific example that illustrates the study’s findings
C. To present the outcome of the project’s study
D. To outright reject the findings the project had before its commencement
Answer choice C is closest to my prediction, and it is the correct answer!
How close was your prediction to the correct answer? Hopefully, your prediction was close to one of the answer choices. Be careful that you match IDEAS not WORDS.
If you feel like nothing matches your prediction:
Go back and reread the question.
Think of your prediction again.
Eliminate answer choices that are not close to the prediction.