STRATEGIES TO ATTEMPT ENGLISH UNSEEN PASSAGE COMPREHENSIONS ( UNSEEN PASSAGES )
Before reading a passage, student are suggested to follow the steps listed below
Quickly run through the passage once. This is called Skimming
While going through the passage, note the first and last line of each paragraph.
Note all capitalised words, numbers, names, scientific / medical terms.
Now read the questions and go back to the passage to find the appropriate answers. This strategy is called Scanning
Once you locate the paragraph where you think a particular answer is, read that particular paragraph
Write your answer without exactly lifting passage content.
Respond in the tone, tense and direction of the question
Answer only what is asked
Base your answer on the passage content rather than deviating from it and applying your previous knowledge
In word attack / vocabulary based questions , provide only one option
If confused in vocabulary questions , try to deduce / puzzle out the meaning
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