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MCAT Verbal Reasoning

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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Try to see what you keywords to look for in the passage

2. First - Second - Third

3. Fill in a random guess for each question and use the Mark button to show its a skipped over passage. Mark which passages were skipped on scratch paper

4. think about conclusion being supported by the example - for example - because - since - in this case - in illustration

5. Do question in groups - 1) Specific questions First - 2) General question Second - 3) Complex question Last - Strategy: Read question word for word - Translate into my words - With question in mind think about What the right answer will do - Do not

6. General question require general answer and can usually be answered with your own statement of the Bottom line - Specific answers choices are narrow and require going back to the passage. Complex question may require you to go back and then do a plet

7. Furthermore - additionally - also

8. Main idea/Primary purpose - Tone/ Attitude

9. Retrieval - Inference - Vocab in context

10. Think of each question as assigning you a task; what mission do you need to accomplish. What do I need to do?

11. Standard - question task in direct Except/Least/ Not - find the exception Roman Numeral

12. Some specific and complex question do not give you lead words as clues. 1st - eliminate the choices that are inconsistent with bottom line! 2nd - ______ to passage to check remaining choices

13. Similarly like - analogy - unlike - in contrast - the difference between - later - before/after

14. Paraphrase put it in your own words as simply as possible. Define the task then answer the question

15. After reading - sum everything into a bottom line with the main point and tone of entire passage

16. 1. Retrieval - 2. Inference - 3. Vocabulary in context - 4. Main idea/Primary purpose - 5. Tone/Attitude - 6. Structure - 7. Evaluate - 8. Stengthen/Weaken - 9. New Information - 10. Analogy

17. Finally - fortunately - thankfully - unfortunately - sadly

18. Skim through passage and the questions. Base the ranking on difficulty of passage and the difficulty of the question.

19. Therefore - thus - so - consequently - clearly

20. Structure - Evaluate - Strengthen/Weaken - New information - analogy

21. Work it through and complete all questions

22. When using POE and down to 2 choices: Actively look for which answer may have ___________________ for that question type

23. Most important - primarily - chiefly - key - crucial

24. Highlight any names!!!

25. Articulate your answer to the question once you have found relevant information in the text - if its very hard then...

26. Use highlight function to annotate important parts - Topic sentences - shifts in direction - Different POV - Conclusion - Try to right the MP of each paragraph(especially on difficult passages)

27. But/ despite - yet/ except - nonetheless/ in contrast - in spite of the fact that/ however - although/ nevertheless - admittedly/ even though