PSAT Writing & Language Test: Passage Types & Topics


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When a PSAT question is asking you to read a passage and select the word choice that best improves the impact of the text, you are being tested on _____.

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1. What is the best strategy to employ if you are tackling a question that requires knowledge of a grammatical rule you can't remember?

2. If a question asks you to read a passage and use an informational graphic to answer the question, you should _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet set to find out if you know the most effective ways to take the writing and language portion of the PSAT. You will need to identify question types and strategies for answering them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll make sure you fully understand:

  • The steps to take when using an informational graphic in combination with a passage
  • Command of evidence
  • The benefits of skimming a test booklet before starting the exam

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about effective reading and test taking strategies in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Command of Evidence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what you should do when trying to use an informational graphic with a passage
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of questions you will encounter on this section of the PSAT

Additional Learning

If you would like to improve your knowledge of test taking strategies, read the lesson titled PSAT Writing & Language Test: Passage Types & Topics. This lesson will help you understand question types like:

  • Words in Context
  • Standard English Conventions
  • Analysis in History and Science