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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions
Course SummaryReview the reading comprehension and inference skills needed to do well on the CUNY Assessment test in reading with the help of this course. Our video and text lessons work as a comprehensive study guide you can access 24 hours a day.
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About The Course
The brief videos, quizzes and other study aids in this course can help you get ready for the CUNY Assessment Test in Reading. Our lessons look at all the topics covered on the test and include quizzes in the same multiple-choice format as the test. You'll be able to brush up on your reading comprehension skills, learn more about building vocabulary and see how to analyze a piece of writing to get the author's meaning.
About the CUNY Assessment Test in Reading
Individuals who cannot show that they meet CUNY's reading skills proficiency requirements, which are based on SAT, ACT or NY State Regents test scores, must take the CUNY Assessment Test in Reading. The test is offered at each school in the CUNY system. It is a computer-delivered assessment that consists entirely of multiple-choice questions.
CUNY Assessment Test in Reading Registration and Preparation
If you need to take the CUNY Assessment Test in Reading, your school will notify you of a test time and date upon reviewing your entrance application. This prep course and the quizzes that follow each lesson can help you understand the information you'll need for test success. You cannot bring any notebooks or other paper into the testing session, but the proctor will give you a blank sheet of paper if you request it.
Scoring for the CUNY Assessment Test in Reading
A scaled score of 70 or higher is required to pass the CUNY Assessment Test in Reading. Your score will be used to determine if you can be admitted to one of the four-year colleges and if you can enroll directly into credit-granting courses or if you must complete non-credit courses first.
Questions on the CUNY Assessment Test in Reading generally fall into one of five categories: main idea questions, main purpose questions, vocabulary in context questions, fact questions and inference questions. You'll be asked to read four to six text passages similar to what is required of first-year college students and choose the best response from several options. This is an untimed test.
Exam topics covered: Finding the point in a passage or specific paragraph, determining what the author is trying to say through his or her writing, understanding word meaning, gaining information from reading and drawing a conclusion from careful reading of a text
What you'll study: Our study guide offers lessons on using supporting details to find the main point, paraphrasing, using text to interpret meaning, determining the writer's purpose, finding cause and effect in a reading passage, understanding metaphors and similes, developing ways to acquire new vocabulary, using context to determine a word's meaning, seeing how writing structure can affect meaning, knowing the difference between fact, persuasion and informed opinion, learning to infer meaning, analyzing literary characters and seeing the impact of word choice.
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