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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 8 - Definition of a Term
 
 

You will be asked to define a word or phrase used in the passage. Rely on the context because the author’s use of a word or phrase may or may not coincide with the way it is normally used in everyday speech. However, it is just as likely that a question will ask you for a definition of a normal word or phrase used in an unusual way.

Context clues


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 Micro Questions: Support for a Premise