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Unformatted text preview: 3.0 Reading Comprehension Reading comprehension questions appear in the Verbal section of the GMAT examThe Verbal section uses multiple-choice questions to measure your ability to read and comprehend written materialto reason and evaluate argumentsand to correct written material to conform to standard written EnglishBecause the Verbal section includes content from a variety of topicsyou may be generally familiar with some of the material however, neither the passages nor the questions assume knowledge of the topics discussed Reading comprehension questions are intermingled with critical reasoning and sentence correction questions throughout the Verbal section of the exam You will have 75 minutes to complete the Verbal sectionor an average of about 1 34 minutes to answer each question Keep in mind however, that you will need time to read the written passages--and that time is not factored into the 1 34-minute averageYou should therefore plan to proceed more quickly through the reading comprehension questions to give yourself enough time to read the passages thoroughly Reading comprehension questions begin with written passages up to 350 words longThe passages discuss topics from the social sciences humanities physical or biological sciences and such businessrelated fields as marketingeconomicsand human resource managementThe passages are accompanied by questions that will ask you to interpret the passageapply the information you gather from the readingand make inferences(or informed assumptions)based on the readingFor these questionsyou will see a split computer screenThe written passage will remain visible on the left side as each question associated with that passage appears In turn on the right sideYou will see only one question at a time howeverThe number of questions associated with each passage may vary As you move through the reading comprehension practice questions try to determine a process that works best for youYou might begin by reading a passage carefully and thoroughly, though some test takers prefer to skim the passages the first time throughor even to read the first question before reading the passageYou may want to reread any sentences that present complicated ideas or introduce terms that are new to youRead each question and series of answers carefullyMake sure you understand exactly what the question is asking and what the answer choices are If you need to, you may go back to the passage and read any parts that are relevant go answering the question. Specific portions of the passages may be highlighted in related questions....
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- Spring '11