How to identify it: Tone is feeling, not thinking. Look for emotion
What is the author’s attitude toward . . . ?
Which of the following best describes the author’s feelings toward . . .
How to tackle it: Look for adjectives in the passage that describe
attitudes. Also, remember the tone must be consistent with the main idea. Look
for buzzwords, such as “jubilant”, “depressed”, “extraordinary”,
etc. The GMAT is too dry of a test to have very intense emotions appear in passages.
Adjectives that are extreme in their emotion can be usually eliminated. Try this:
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