Reading and Writing Strategies

Reading and Writing Section Strategies

  • It is important to be able to identify the question type. By understanding what you are being tested on, you can arrive at the correct answer much more easily.
  • Eliminate the three wrong answers. It can be tempting to look for the one correct answer, but a highly effective skill is identifying what makes an answer incorrect (see Rules for answering on the next page). 
  • Try first answering questions without looking at the answer choices. 75% of the answer choices on the Reading and Writing section are incorrect and made to sound like they are correct. Answer the question to the best of your ability first, then read through each option.