Main Idea - Examine the question for key words and phrases such as main idea, subject, theme, lesson, as a whole, in general, mostly, or for the most part.
- Rule out any answers that are obviously incorrect.
Supporting Details - (Scan, Scan, Scan) - Move your eyes quickly over the page to find the information you need.
- Pick out a key word or words from the question.
- Look for key words like first, next, then, later, before, after, last, and finally, both in the selection and in the questions.
-Look for dates and times in a selection.
Look for key words like first, next, then, later, before, after, last, and finally, both in the selection and in the questions.
Look for dates and times in a selection.
Choose the BEST answer to the question.
-Watch out for words in directions like not or except. (Example: Which of the following statements is not true?)
-Pay attention to any words or phrases in directions or answers that tell how many, such as all, many, most, some, none, or a few. (Example: All monkeys can use their tails to hang from branches.)