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WEST-B Reading (095): Practice & Study Guide

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  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

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Prepare for the WEST-B Reading Subtest with this comprehensive test preparation course. The course includes bite-sized lessons and quizzes that cover all of the reading concepts that you'll need to know by the day of your exam.
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Ch 1. Finding the Main Idea of Reading Passages {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[374565].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How to Find the Theme or Central Idea Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22669].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22669].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28811].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28811].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22321].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22321].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Finding Evidence in a Reading Passage: Strategies & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[176121].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[176121].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. Understanding Reading Selections {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[374567].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32876].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32876].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32877].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32877].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Making Text-to-Text Connections Between Written Works Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18891].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18891].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31581].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31581].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31585].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31585].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31582].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31582].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Informational Texts: Indexes & Tables of Contents Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62294].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62294].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31583].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31583].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31584].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31584].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. Evaluating Written Arguments {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[374569].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - The Critical Thinking Process: Point-of-View, Assumptions, Evidence & Conclusions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36822].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36822].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2705].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2705].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28755].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28755].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2693].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2693].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Logical Fallacies: Hasty Generalization, Circular Reasoning, False Cause & Limited Choice Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2422].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2422].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Logical Fallacies: Appeals to Ignorance, Emotion or Popularity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2423].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2423].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - How to Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28816].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28816].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2794].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2794].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18852].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18852].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. Point of View, Tone & Meaning {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[374571].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Point of View: First, Second & Third Person Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1333].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1333].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How Point of View Creates Suspense and Humor Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26982].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26982].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4677].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4677].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. Figurative Language & Expressions {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[374573].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Commonly Misused Words & Phrases Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[321233].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[321233].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Figurative Language: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56371].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56371].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Colloquialisms: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22337].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22337].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4104].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4104].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4107].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4107].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4110].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4110].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4109].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4109].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4118].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4118].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35747].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35747].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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