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    Reading Comprehension
  I: Introduction
  II: The Challenge
III: The Five Steps  
  IV. 11 Question Types
Macro Questions
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Micro Questions
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11: Inference
  V: Tips
  VI: Sample Questions

   

Section 4: Type 2 - Purpose of the passage
 
 

How to identify it: Look for synonyms for purpose: objective, goal, main strategy.

What is the purpose of the passage?

Why did the author write the passage?


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 Macro Questions: Tone