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ASVAB Exam Cram™ by Kalinda Reeves, Karl W. Riebs

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Reading for Comprehension

Reading for comprehension requires a bit more effort to accomplish than reading for stated details. To make your reading and comprehension more productive, ask yourself these fundamental questions before you read each test question:

  • Who or what is the passage about? What is the subject matter or topic?

  • Who is the main character?

  • Where does this story take place? What is the setting?

  • What is the time frame? When does this story occur?

  • Why was this story written? What is its purpose and theme?

  • How is the story organized? What is the plot?

  • What is the point of view?

  • What is the atmosphere and tone? Is the author being argumentative, persuasive, or informative?

  • What is the language usage (figurative/literal)?

We discuss each element ...

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