Factual

Reading comprehension is the ability to read a text, process it and understand its meaning. Reading comprehension discourages rote learning and aids understanding. The relevant answers for the questions are hidden in the passage itself. You just need to identify and pick them up correctly. It also enhances the ability of the students to express what they have grasped in their own words and develop a writing style of their own to express the author’s ideas.

Answering questions based on unseen passages will eventually help students in mastering the language.

Strategies for dealing with reading comprehensions The following are some strategies to be used in while trying to deal with reading comprehensions.

1. VISUALIZING 2. QUESTIONING 3. INFERRING 4. EVALUATING 5. SYNTHESIZING

FACTUAL PASSAGE:

Factual passages are composed of facts and will require the student to give precise and to-the-point answers based on his/her understanding of the core idea espoused by the passage. Types of questions asked based on reading comprehension: The following types of questions are generally asked based on a reading passage:

1. Vocabulary / meaning of words and phrases.

2. Short answer questions, gap filling and sentence completion

3. Summary of the passage and suitable title

Tips for answering questions based on reading composition Follow the procedures given here while attempting to answer questions based on a reading comprehension:

Read the passage carefully and try to understand its theme and main ideas. You may have to read it more than once. Read the questions at the end of the passage. Try to locate their answers.

Go through the questions and probable answers again. Read the passage carefully and try to understand its theme and main ideas. You may have to read it more than once.

Read the questions at the end of the passage. Try to locate their answers.

Go through the questions and probable answers again.

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