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    Reading Comprehension
  I: Introduction
  II: The Challenge
III: The Five Steps  
  IV. 11 Question Types
Macro Questions
spacer1: Main Idea
spacer2: Purpose of the Passage
spacer3: Tone
spacer4: Passage Organization
spacer5: Category of Writing
spacer6: Identity of the Author
Micro Questions
spacer7: Detail of the Passage
spacer8: Definition of a Term
spacer9: Support for a Premise
spacer10: Function of Passage Part
11: Inference
  V: Tips
  VI: Sample Questions


Section 4: Micro Questions


800score guidelines for answering micro questions:

1) Find the section of the passage that is relevant to the question (often this is highlighted for you).

2) Use information in the relevant section to select the correct answer choice.

How to find the relevant section of the passage:
Usually the GMAT writers help you out and highlight the relevant text of the essay. When there is no highlighted text, micro questions will contain words that help you find the relevant section of the passage.

Watch for Synonyms
Usually in Micro Questions, the correct answer choice will contain a paraphrase—not the exact same word—as the supporting text in the passage. Rarely will you see:

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 Micro Questions : Detail of the Passage