You will learn about the following topics in this article:

  • Why Reading Comprehension in Placement Tests?
  • About this Reading Comprehension Section
  • What do we expect from you?
  • How will you attain these skills?
  • Positive Words

Why Reading Comprehension in Placement Tests?

Reading is a big part of the college/school experience. Verbal has implemented mandatory reading placement testing as a means to ensure all students are prepared for the reading demands of their academic progress. If we place above the reading classes, then we can feel confident that we will be able to read and learn with success. If we want to be placed we should be convenient to read and to follow the recruiter’s idea in our assignment as well as in our assessment.

About this Reading Comprehension Section

In this section, we take you familiarize with the instruction for answering questions, in a simple word- Introduction to RC passages.

We have different chapters in this section to elaborate on types of RC passages, a test of ability to understand directly stated information, implications, author’s purpose, main idea, word meanings or meaning of phrases and idioms. In short, the ability to read, understand and express by selecting the correct choice.

We have included list of every proven technique for success in the RC section. But everything will be in a pitfall if we don’t practice and perform. In other words, the primary goal should be to build the speed to finish reading along with understanding.

What do we expect from you?

Complete performance, we want your participation in reading different articles as series of questions are from social studies and humanities, socio-economic and political writings, sciences, and other prose writings etc. We want you to master the quality as an intent reader to extract and retain the key elements of information.

How will you attain these skills?

This is a hard question to answer. For one, when you just begin, reading comprehension may seem overwhelming—difficult passages on strange and foreign topics. Don’t be discouraged! Success is in your reach. But the path to success is not short and not easy; it requires work, determination, and dedication.

To help you on your journey to Placement Test Reading Comprehension domination, we have included all the strategies as chapters in our section. Please be practical, each one tackles a different aspect of reading comprehension, and if we want to read actively and understand the passage in front of us, dive into all the chapters and commit them to memory. Read them multiple times and know them as we know them from the day of their birth.

In addition to reading these chapters, we should be reading all the time to prepare for the Placement.

Read. Read. Read.

This will help us to learn new words, see different passage structures, and become familiar with forms and styles employed by authors.

But don’t just read anything. We need to read higher level passages. We recommend sit and read the newspaper because it includes almost everything like politics, socio economic, science, sports, etc.  And try to read articles on topics normally we would not choose to read. This will help us to feel comfortable with topics we normally don’t encounter.

Positive Words

Never Give UP

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and begin to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement, he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that fell on his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer’s neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up.

Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off!

Moral: Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick is to not to get bogged down by it. We can get out of the deepest wells by not stopping. And by never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!