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Reading Comp

The Basics

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4 passage topics 1) law related; 2) science-based; 3) humanities, diversity; 4) random, often humanities
What not to do when approaching the passages 1) skim; 2) read just first and last sentence; 3) scan questions first
How to approach the passages 1) read passage first; 2) consider questions in the order given; 3) skip hard questions and return to them later
focus while reading by 1) channel nervous energy into intensity; 2) enjoy reading it; 3) if lose focus, take a deep breath, and refocus; 4) read aggressively, not passively
need for _____ and need for ______ speed, patience
read actively and _______ anticipate
VIEWSTAMP - View different view points of the passage
VIEWSTAMP - S structure of the passage
VIEWSTAMP - T tone of the passage
VIEWSTAMP - A arguments in the passage
VIEWSTAMP - MP main point of the passage
VIEWSTAMP - #1 look view point; position or approach taken by a person or group; an opinion presented without reference to any group is typically the author's viewpoint
VIEWSTAMP - #2 look tone/attitude; state of mind or feeling that each group takes to the subject matter at hand; most LSAT authors do not display extreme tone
VIEWSTAMP - #3 look argumentation; identify premises and conclusions
VIEWSTAMP - #4 look main point; central idea the author is trying to prove
VIEWSTAMP - #5 look passage structure; compact enough to be mentally retained; serve as a guide when returning to passage
Created by: mrshelley on 2013-08-29



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