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ASSET Reading Skills: Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to reinforce what you know or learn new facts about reading comprehension. You will go over techniques and methods for understanding what you read, from a single sentence to an entire essay. This knowledge will help you when taking the ASSET Reading Skills exam and lead you to demonstrate the following:
- Relating the steps of the reading comprehension process
- Outlining the steps for reading improvement
- Explaining what is meant by 'getting the gist' of what you are reading
- Identifying and defining the five strategies of reading comprehension
These brief lessons provide you with the opportunity to review this material easily and in a fun and engaging way. Self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson allow you to gauge what you have learned and can be retaken as often as needed.
ASSET Reading Skills: Reading Comprehension - Chapter Objectives
The ASSET Reading Skills exam is used to assess your ability to understand and apply reading comprehension methods. The Reading Comprehension chapter generally supplies you with the basic information needed to sit for this exam. Questions relating to the material covered in this chapter are mainly found in the reasoning portion of the exam, which accounts for 50% of the entire test.
ASSET exams are student placement exams used by hundreds of community and technical colleges across the country. The ASSET Reading Skills exam is part of the Basic Skills exams and is designed to demonstrate a student's understanding of various types of writing, such as business, fiction and essay pieces. Students will read three passages and answer corresponding multiple choice questions. The test is paper-based and is used to determine one's skills only; there is no required passing score for this exam.
1. What is Reading Comprehension?
When you are reading, it isn't enough to just process the words. You need to understand what you are reading, too. In this lesson, you'll learn about the steps involved in reading comprehension.
2. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension
In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.
3. Strategies for Reading Comprehension
Have you been assigned to read something and you just couldn't understand what the author is trying to tell you? In this lesson, you will learn five strategies to help yourself understand what you are reading.
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