Verbal Reasoning 1: Text Comprehension

Verbal Reasoning 1: Text comprehension

Questions that test text comprehension will often contain a longer text fragment. The statement will often be a fact that may or may not be in the text and it is up to you to check as quickly as possible, but very precisely, whether the statement presented can be found in the text.

It is important that you base the answer only on the text and not on your knowledge or interpretation of the text. You must assume that the information in the text is true (even if it is clearly not the case) and judge whether the statement is correct based on the information in the text.

In general, it is a good strategy to read the entire text fragment first. You often get several questions about a text, so it is wise to first read the text very precisely. Then you go through the questions and you often already know where to find the answer.

We work out three examples and then you can do three practice assignments that deal with the component text comprehension and reading speed.