Golden Rules to solve Reading Comprehension Passage
Golden rules for Reading Comprehension passage for competitive Exams
What is a comprehension?
The word comprehension’ actually’ means ‘grasping with intellect’ and ‘understanding.’
A passage is given and then there are some questions that follow the passage. The questions that follow are varying in quality and range. The questions test the ability to read a passage comprehend its meaning, criticize its strength and weaknesses. Students have to show that ability by selecting the correct answer from among the choices supplied.
A comprehension passage contains a number of paragraphs. Every paragraph has a central idea. It is expounded with ideas and illustrations and other references. The key sentence that gives the central idea of the paragraph may be at the beginning, middle or end of the paragraph.
The student should approach the passage with an ‘open mind’ There is no place for the reader’s own opinions, assumptions and prejudices. The crux of the problem is just to understand the writer’s point of view. According to the difficulty of the passage reading speed should also be fast.
Tricks to attempt the questions
Step by step method is useful in solving the questions.
Step 1: The very first step is to read the questions quickly. This gives some idea of what you should be looking for as you read the passage.
Step 2: The second step is to read the passage. The questions that have got located in your subconscious after reading the questions earlier will help you come to pick up anything that is relevant or important.
Step 3 : Once you have read the questions and have started reading the passage, make sure you highlight any headings, phrases, keywords etc that can help in answering the questions. This method will help you save a lot of time, searching through the passage again.
Step 4 : Again reread the questions one at a time. You will get some idea of the location in the passage of material that Answers the questions. If you have no idea as to the location of material that answers the questions, go on the next question. Come back to it after you have answered the other questions.
Step 5: Reread the question carefully that is still unanswered and try to find the reason. They may be analytical in nature which requires the analysis of a certain part of the passage.
Step 6: A good knowledge of vocabulary is always helpful in attempting a comprehension.
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