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strategy (type1)

1) Review the sentence of teh reading on your own by reminding yourself what each paragraph was about
2) Read the summary question carefully and see if teh sentence in bold gives you a clue as to what the answer choices might be
If your sentence in bold states something about 3 theories, it's easy to know that you must choose 3 answer choices amoung the 6 that describe 3 theories mentioned in the reading
3) Read your first answer choices to understand what it states and find its key words
4) Scan through the reading until you find the key words or synonyms of them and read the sentences they are found in
5) Determine whether that answer choice is a summary detail or wrong answer . Use the following method too do so
[1] If an answer choice is a summary the answer choice restates information found within the topic sentence of the paragraph. the first sentence . That is a good choice
[2] If the answer choice deals with a sentence that is not the first, it is a detail. It is therefore not a good choice. You must choose answers taht summarize important points in the passage and not just minor points mentioned in one sentence that is not the topic sentence
[3] If the answer choice describes content taht is not found in the reading or is wrong according to the reading, of coures, eliminate it

6) After your analysis, you should be left with 3summary answer choices. They wil be your answers

7) If you are left with 4summary answer choices, read the sentence in bold in the question and eliminate the answer choice that doesn't directly deal with the topic sentence

8) If you are left with 2 summary answer choices and 2 detail answer choices, read the sentence in bold in the question and eliminate one of teh detail answer choices that deals with the sentence in bold least

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strategy {type 2}

1) Read an answer choice and identify the key words
2) Find the key words or synonyms of them in the reading
3) Read the sentence with your key words and determine what topic it belongs to
4) Match that answer choice to the appropriate topic