Here are some guidelines which can help the students:
1. Read the questions (not the answers) before reading the passage.
2. While going through the passage find out the topic point and the supporting arguments.
3. Examine closely the verbs of the alternative answers. The verb should definitely agree with the verb of the answer. For example if in the passage the writer says "this has been completed" then in the answer it may be changed into "this is to be finished". Similarly noun may be changed in the answer.
4. Examine the attitude of the writer while reading the passage i.e, it is objective, subjective or sarcastic etc.
5. Be cautious whenever the meaning of of any word is asked because the meanings are generally different from the literal meaning of the word. Replace the word with its meaning and see if it fits in the meaning of the passage.
6. Generally the questions refer to the (a) main idea of the passage (b) attitude of the writer (c) the author does not say (d) the author says (e) implied meaning of the passage (f) title of the passage. Rarely do they set a question on the text of the passage.
7. In the question dealing with the main idea the paper setter generally gives the main ideas of certain paragraphs in the incorrect answers. Whereas you are asked to pick up the main idea of the passage. Exactly so is the case with the question dealing with the implied meaning.
Most of the passages have been taken from the previous exams of GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, ACT, SAT etc.
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