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Short answer question reading strategies

Short answer question reading strategies

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Do you read a text and understand it, but get the questions wrong? To improve your technique, follow these steps:

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1. Manage your time

2. Read the instructions carefully

3. Read the questions and analyse the type/purpose

4. Start with the easy questions

5. Read the question and look for key words

6. Read the text and highlight the key words in the text that match the key words in the question

7. Find the answer by reading the 2-3 lines before and after the word/phrase

8. Remove unnecessary words from the answer

9. Check the logic of your answer