Prose Summary Questions
These questions are also ‘drag and drop’ style questions that will ask provide you with a main idea from the presented passage, and asks you to pick 3 sentences (out of a given 6) that express the most important ideas in the passage. You must choose at least 2 of the 3 correct sentences to be awarded any points for this question.
How to deal:
1. Treat the thesis provided as your guide. Choose answers that support this thesis.
2. Prepare for paraphrasing - the key ideas are important in these questions, not the specific vocabulary used.
3. Eliminate the overly specific options, or points that offer minor details. Remember, the focus of these questions is to test your ability to recognize a summary, which usually means a collection of important, but general points.
4. Make note of the key idea of each paragraph, and look for a combination of one paragraph or more in the offered summary sentence.
Watch out for:
* Choices offering information that was never mentioned in the passage
* Choices offering information similar to what was in the passage, but that has been altered or distorted in some day.
Types of questions you can except.
1) Fact/Detail Questions
2) Not/Except Questions
3) Referent Questions
4) Vocabulary Questions
5) Inference Questions
6) Rhetorical Structure Questions
7) Coherence Questions
8) Paraphrasing Questions
9) Table Completion Questions
10) Prose Summary Questions