This updated fourth edition offers simple and straightforward methods and practice for quickly and dramatically improving reading comprehension skills. Using a self-paced approach that moves from basic questions to more difficult ones, this new edition of 501 Reading Comprehension Questions teaches you to successfully prepare for all the different types of reading materials that are tested on standardized exams and placement tests. You'll learn to:
- Develop expert reading strategies that are key to passing any exam. Effectively understand what you read, fast! - Prepare for important exams with questions and passages similar to those on standardized tests, with full answer explanations for every question. - Analyze and interpret poems. - Overcome reading anxiety with high-interest level reading passages.
In addition, you'll get a suggested list of books that will show you the joy of reading for pleasure.
Introduction SECTION 1: Vocabulary SECTION 2: Analogies SECTION 3: Main Ideas, Themes SECTION 4: Topic Sentences SECTION 5: Short Passages SECTION 6: Nonfiction and Information Passages SECTION 7: Reading Charts and Graphs, Understanding Directions SECTION 8: Analyzing and Interpreting Poems SECTION 9: Philosophy and Literature SECTION 10: Longer Passages ANSWERS