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LSAT: Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary
This chapter will improve your reading comprehension knowledge and help you prepare for the LSAT's reading comprehension section. The chapter goes over several reading skills you'll need to pass the test's reading comprehension section, including:
- Understanding the LSAT's reading comprehension questions and passages
- Improving reading comprehension skills
- Defining an author's purpose
- Navigating reading passages
- Finding evidence and irrelevant sentences
- Drawing conclusions and meaning
- Using context and understanding inference
- Finding solutions to reading problems using reading models
- Comparing and contrasting
- Assessing the impact word choice has on a passage's meaning and tone
These lessons are short and engaging, which makes the process of preparing for the LSAT reading section simple and efficient. You can access the lessons at any time and study whenever it's convenient. You can also check your understanding of the chapter's reading comprehension concepts with interactive self-assessment quizzes.
1. Reading Comprehension Questions on the LSAT
If you're gearing up for the LSAT, take a look at this article to get a better understanding of the types of questions included in the reading comprehension portion of this exam. You'll find out what the LSAT reading comprehension section tests, how it is structured, and you'll also be introduced to some helpful study resources.
2. Reading Comprehension Strategies
Learning to hone the skills of reading comprehension can be difficult. To help in the process this lesson explores visualizing, making connections and inferences, determining importance, and synthesizing text.
3. Improving Reading Comprehension: Tips and Tricks
In this lesson, we're going to explore some tips and tricks to improve reading comprehension. We'll discover how active reading works and practice some techniques that will promote better understanding of reading materials.
4. Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples
This lesson explains the purpose behind various types of writing. In addition, author's purpose is defined using examples to illustrate the explanations.
5. Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions
In this lesson, you'll get some tips and advice for using transitional words or phrases to navigate a reading passage and find the main point. Then, you can practice yourself in the quiz.
6. Identifying Irrelevant Sentences in a Passage
Irrelevant sentences can detract from the meaning of a passage. This lesson will explain what an irrelevant sentence is and demonstrate ways to identify them in a passage. We will end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.
7. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning
In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.
8. Finding Evidence in a Reading Passage: Strategies & Examples
In this lesson, we will discuss a few strategies for finding evidence in a reading passage. It is important to find evidence in reading passages for the purpose of answering question prompts and supporting a claim.
9. How to Draw Conclusions from a Passage
You might be able to understand everything the author says in a passage, but can you figure out what the author ISN'T saying? Try your hand at drawing conclusions - but not jumping to conclusions - in this video lesson.
10. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.
11. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure
In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.
12. Comparing & Contrasting the Structures of Texts: Analysis, Meaning & Style
In this lesson, we will compare and contrast three texts, analyzing their structures, styles, and meanings. We will see these elements fit together to serve authors' purposes and present information effectively.
13. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone
In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.
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