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MCAT Verbal Reasoning Focus On Structure

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1. Illustrate main point with an example from the real world or hypothetical reflection - introduced by: in this case - in illustration - for example

2. Evidence the author uses to support his or her claims. How does author organize the support for claims?

3. Any type of numerical information (skim and annotate w/o getting bogged down)

4. Author tells a story of their own personal experience

5. Support the main idea by giving an example of something larger or smaller than subject

6. Description of past or present common belief - define if common belief is consistent or inconsistent w/ authors point of view

7. Why was the passage written? Define the purpose of all support provided by the author - and the larger claim being made

8. Compare and contrast subject w something else - analyzing differences and similarities - analogy: one situation is described to communicate something about another

9. Defining of key terms in order to communicate something

10. Direct quotes - Ask 'Is author agreeing or disagreeing w/ person being quoted?'

11. Description of development of idea of time line - where each paragraph describes one of those stages

12. Research to support conclusions