Thursday, March 24, 2011
Always circle "Not" and "Except"
Very often, test-takers miss "not" and "except"questions (e.g. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in by the author as a technique used by Da Vinci when he painted the "Mona Lisa"?) simply because they don't read them carefully enough. Instead of finding the information missing from the passage, they do exactly the opposite and thereby answer the question incorrectly. Even though these all-important words are capitalized, they're astonishingly easy to overlook. So always circle them, underline them, or do something to draw attention to them so that you won't forget what you're looking for. It's worth spending an extra second or two to make sure you don't unnecessarily lose the points.
Posted by SATVerbalTutor. at 10:09 AM