What strategies can I use on the reading comprehension questions on the GRE?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Tutor Bernadette Chimner discusses strategies to use on the reading comprehension questions.

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    Bernadette Chimner: one of the best strategies to use on the reading comprehension section is what we call active reading. An active reading just means paying attention while you are reading because it is really easy to get to the end of a passage, look back and realize that you haven't been paying attention the entire time. So one of the biggest strategies you can use is to pause after every paragraph and make sure you know what you have read and just to jot of few words down on your scrap paper to make a outline that you can refer to when you are answering those questions. The other strategy you can use on the computer adaptive test is because you are going to get your questions one at a time, before you begin to read that passage, it's useful to read the question that's going to appear with it because there is already going to be one question on the screen. Read that question because of its one little detail you can find that detail as you read and answer that question and then move onto the next question without having to read everything.