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ASSET Reading Skills Test: Test Strategies - Chapter Summary
Test-taking is a skill in itself, and reading the passages or questions that you find on an exam is quite different from reading for pleasure or even for information. These lessons will help you direct your reading for the purpose of finding answers to specific questions by covering the information given below:
- Getting the big picture or the little details
- Using visualization to extract meaning
- Answering multiple-choice questions
Not only do our video lessons address test-taking strategies, we include a quiz and chapter test to give you additional practice. Access to instructors and subject-matter specialists ensures that help is available when you need it, and the dashboard provides you with a means of staying on track.
ASSET Reading Skills Test: Test Strategies Chapter Objectives
The ASSET Reading Skills Test is part of a college entrance assessment battery. Its purpose is to assist you in identifying your strongest and weakest points, so that you can emphasize the former and address the latter. It aids both you and the college or university in coursework selection so that you enter the program best suited to your individual abilities. The lessons in this chapter are designed to assist you with the Reasoning section of the exam. This part contains 12 of the total 24 questions.
The ASSET Reading Skills Test is a paper-based, no-pass, no fail exam. The questions are multiple-choice, requiring you to read through a given passage of text and choose correct answers to the questions that follow.
1. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies
In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'
2. Reading Strategies Using Visualization
In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.
3. How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies
In this lesson, we will examine test taking strategies involved in answering multiple-choice questions about literature. Breaking the process down into manageable parts, we will take a look at the literary text, the question itself, and then the given choices.
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