ACADEMIC READING TIPS
There are Usually 3 Reading Passages. Each Passage is consist of 2000 to 2700 Words and length of Questions area about 1 to 14 is estimated in Each Passage. Overall 40 Questions, They are divided into 3 Passages. These Reading Passages Text is taken from Magazines, Books, Newspapers as well as Journals. All these written materials are for a Non-Specialists audience around the Globe. They may contain Visual Ads & Materials Such as Graphs, Diagrams or illustrations, and deal with issues that are Appropriate and accessible to all Candidates entering under or Postgraduate courses Program. One of text is consist of a detailed and Logical Arguments.
- Keep an eye on the time: it will probably seem to pass very quickly, so take care not to spend too much time on any one text or question. Remember that you only have 60 minutes to answer the questions and to transfer your answers onto your answer sheet.
- Start at the beginning of the test and work through it. If you cannot do a particular question, leave it and go on to the next. You can then return to that question later, if you have time. Put a mark next to this question on the question paper so that you can find it again quickly.
- Answer as many questions as you can.
- Look carefully at the title of the text and any subtitles and illustrations it may have. You can get a quick idea of what the text is about from these.
- Read the instructions for each set of questions very carefully: it is important to do exactly what you are asked to do.
- Skim the questions, where appropriate, before reading the text so that you have a purpose for reading.
- Give the text a quick read-through so that you are familiar with the topic and how it is developed in the text. An understanding of the text structure can be very helpful when answering the questions.
- Look at the dictionary definition, if one is provided, to help you understand unfamiliar words.
- Pay attention to any examples that are provided.
- Keep to the word limit: if you are asked for ‘NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS’, for example, then do not write more.
- Copy words accurately from the text: spelling mistakes will mean that you will lose the mark for that question.
- Make sure your answer is grammatically correct where you have to write your answer in words, e.g. short-answer questions, sentence completion, summary completion.
- Don’t waste time reading the whole text each time for each set of questions. Remember that many task types ask you to locate or check details in the text. In cases like this, you need to skim quickly through the text rather than read it all carefully.
- Don’t go back to the beginning of the text for each question when you know from the task type that the answers will come in the order of the information in the text.
- Don’t become anxious if there are questions you cannot answer. Leave them and move onto the next questions. You can always come back to the ones you couldn’t answer at the end of the test, if you have time.
- Don’t worry if you don’t understand every word. It may not be necessary to understand all the words in order to answer the questions correctly.
- Don’t forget that you must write your answers on your answer sheet. You will NOT be given extra time to do this at the end of the test.
- Don’t write more than one answer when only one is required. Even if one of your answers is correct, you will not receive a mark.