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Ch 5: CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Inference & Analysis

About This Chapter

Use our video lessons and quizzes to help you develop an understanding of such topics as inference, character analysis and word meaning in literature. This review is particularly helpful as you prepare for the CUNY Assessment Test in Reading.

CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Inference & Analysis - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter are designed to reinforce your knowledge of finding intended meanings of a reading passage as well as determining mood, tone, and literal and associated meanings of words. The transcript of each video lesson displays relevant terms in bold, while the timeline feature allows you to jump to specific topics discussed in the lesson. Successful review of this chapter's lessons should lead you to feel comfortable in answering questions on the CUNY Assessment Test in Reading related to:

  • Understanding how to make inferences when reading
  • Explaining the process of literary character analysis
  • Identifying and explaining the tone and mood of a reading passage
  • Defining connotation and detonation and discussing examples
  • Recognizing the importance and impact of word choice

Short and fun videos make learning the material easy and enjoyable. Self-assessment quizzes allow you to evaluate what you have retained from each lesson and to review areas in which you might need further study.

CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Inference & Analysis Chapter Objectives

The Inference & Analysis chapter covers topics that you are likely to encounter when answering questions during the CUNY Assessment in Reading test. This test requires you to read up to six passages and answer corresponding multiple-choice questions regarding the passage's word meaning, intent and implied meaning. You must score 70 or higher in order to demonstrate proficiency in reading comprehension at the first-year college level.

The City University of New York (CUNY) administers this reading test as well as tests in writing and mathematics as a way to measure a student's academic abilities. The test targets those students who are not using New York Regents or SAT exam results for meeting admissions requirements.

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