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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 11 Compare and Contrast

Critical reading includes the ability to compare and contrast. These two skills involve determining how things that you read about are alike and how they are different. When you compare, you identify a particular way in which two or more things are alike, or similar. When you contrast, you identify a particular way in which two or more things are different. Sometimes it helps to make a chart to find similarities and differences.

Here is an example.

When you say the word football, it has a different meaning depending on where in the world you are. In the United States, football is a game played most often in college and in professional leagues. Players use an elliptical ball called a football. In American football, ...

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