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McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Skills For A Top Score: ASVAB Reading and Math by Dr. Janet Wall

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Skill 3 Identify the Best Title

Another way to identify the main idea of a reading passage and to show that you understand what you are reading is to think about the best title for that passage. The best title would be a word or phrase that describes the entire passage, not just a part of it.

Let’s read a passage and think through the best title for it. Remember that the best title should be something that ties the entire passage together in the best way.

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