Ch 61: Characterizing Language Development

About This Chapter

Review the elements of verbal reasoning to prepare for the MCAT exam. Video lessons and quizzes incorporate all of the elements of the verbal section in a simple and clear manner.

Verbal Reasoning - Chapter Summary

This chapter is tasked with helping you understand how to write an essay and improve your reading comprehension. Concepts found in the 'Verbal Reasoning' chapter include how to:

  • Use visualization when reading
  • Write a thesis statement and infer intended meaning
  • Understand mood and tone in a reading passage
  • Interpret literary meaning
  • Construct meaning with context clues
  • Define connotation and denotation

By the end of this chapter, you should understand the steps involved when analyzing a literary passage. Our educational content is provided through video lessons that are brief and easy to understand. We also offer supplementary quizzes to help you assess your weaknesses and strengths. After you receive your quiz scores, you can decide how prepared you are to answer questions when taking the MCAT's verbal reasoning section.

Verbal Reasoning Objectives

The MCAT's verbal reasoning test objectives show that you will be required to read passages and answer questions based on the following categories:

  • Humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Natural sciences and technology

In addition to the verbal reasoning section and an optional trial section, you need to complete biological and physical sciences sections to finish the MCAT. The verbal reasoning section consists of 40 multiple-choice questions that are based on seven reading passages. These questions need to be answered before the end of a 60-minute time limit. Each reading passage is assigned five to seven questions.

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