Ch 4: CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Strategies for Reading Comprehension & Passage Types

About This Chapter

As you prepare for the CUNY Assessment Test in Reading, use this chapter. Learn more about strategies for reading comprehension and the process of reading for the big picture when analyzing literary passages and differentiating facts from opinions.

CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Strategies for Reading Comprehension & Passage Types - Chapter Summary

This series of lesson videos will help you prepare for material on the City University of New York (CUNY) Assessment Test (CAT) in Reading. Explore lessons on literary analysis based upon close and big picture reading, writing structure, and facts and informed opinion. With the help of these lessons, follow along with our professional instructors as they explain:

  • Close reading strategies
  • Big picture reading strategies
  • Effects of writing structure on passage meanings
  • Steps in analyzing literary and nonfiction passages
  • Differences between facts and informed opinions

To get the most out of this chapter, watch these videos and go over the lesson transcripts. You can take the included quizzes to test your knowledge, and use video tags from your quiz results to reinforce what you've learned before test day.

CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Strategies for Reading Comprehension & Passage Types Objectives

The CAT in Reading test is the reading portion of an alternative entrance exam used by CUNY to assess whether prospective students possess proficient reading skills when making admission decisions. This exam will present you with several passages and multiple-choice questions made to test your understanding of those passages. Using this chapter you can expand your odds of doing well by improving your ability to analyze reading passages.

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