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LSAT Reading Comprehension Question Types

LSAT Reading Comprehension Question Types Video Summary

  • 00:12 – The nature of the questions will be familiar from the arguments section.
  • 00:30 – Information needed to answer the questions will always be found in the passage.
  • 00:44 – Questions range from specific to general.
  • 01:02 – Dual passage questions are slightly different but broadly similar.
  • 01:25 – Single passage question types.
  • 01:43 – Dual passage question types.
  • 02:00 – Recap.

“Macro” questions test general themes about the essay (we’ve reviewed them already in the 5 Steps section). “Micro” questions involve minor details or expanding upon them.

Macro Questions

  1. Author’s Tone
  2. Passage Organization
  3. Main Point
  4. Primary Purpose

Micro Questions

  1. Detail of the Passage: Direct Information
  2. Definition of a Term: Meaning
  3. Support for a Premise: Strengthen, weaken, analogy
  4. Function of a Passage Part: Method of Reasoning
Inferential Questions
  1. Inference

LSAT Reading Comprehension Strategy Video Summary

  • 00:05 – Instead of doing the questions in the given order, you should work from easy to hard.
  • 00:10 – The Reading Comprehension questions fall into 3 major categories.
  • 00:20 – You should start with the global questions.
  • 00:40 – Global questions include main idea, primary purpose, passage organization, what would make the best title, and what best describes the author’s tone/opinion type questions.
  • 01:00 – Second, do local, detail-oriented questions.
  • 01:17 – Finally, do general, inferential questions such as, “What would the author be most likely to agree with?”
  • We’ll be covering Micro questions in the next few lessons. These relate to certain narrow elements of the passage. The first is Detail of the Passage.

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