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S3: POE Codewords OS- Out-of-Scope NS- Nonsensical FUD- Faulty-Use-of Detail W- Just plain wrong answer choice that makes no sense! E- Extreme TL-Too Literal Categorizing Questions Verbal Reasoning is essentially a puzzle game. You shouldn't have to think too deeply about your answer choices. All the answers or the best answer, I should say, will always be in the text.....Be Explicit unless asked to be Implicit. BE Explicit, Be Be Be Explicit Be Explicit Unless asked to be Implicit. P32 Fact Question Link: “The united states” S1: What did the passage say about the U.S? S2: This is a really vague link and with only 7 minutes its best to use the concept to answer this question. The concept is that although the U.S. should be poor and disharmonious with all of its diversity and lack of resources, it is still one of the greatest countries in the world. 1. According to the passage, the United States: A. produces many diverse and vital goods – W. We know the author argues the U.S. does not produce many diverse and vital goods. They are lacking. B. is rapidly becoming independent of the outside world.- Wrong. The author makes a point that the U.S. is not independent and is actually very dependent on other countries. C. is severely lacking in natural resources- this is an ok answer choice. But make sure you pay attention to verbs “severely” Let's map this. Where can I find this → LH P3 Where it talks about platinum and tin. Just from mapping this seems like the correct answer. “in terms of natural resources the U.S. has certain vital deficiencies” D. fails to produce, on its own, all of the commodities it consumes.- :Let's look at the other answer. “This is an extreme answer choice” -”All of the commodities it consumes” → consuming half the world rubber crop and growing none; using a huge proportion of the world's raw silk without cultivating any silkworms” From our mapping we see that D is an extreme answer choice. The passage does not say “all of its commodities” It only mentions a few
S. separation of state and federal governments guarantees growth. supreme court which makes it incorrect even though it is supported in the passage. individual state governments must be careful to guard against federal encroachment – I don't like the way this answer choice is phrased but it sounds alright. state governments tend to resist expansion of federal authority – This is a much better answer than A besides the world switch of federal authority instead of federal government” This the best answer that talks about their relationship!!!!!! C. Supreme Court prevents the federal government from interfering in state matters. international prestige. D.S.OS. The main point of the map is that the states before and now still fight off the influence of the federal government. Information presented in the passage suggests that the profound differences among Americans have provided the United States with: A. But this where being a good reader of the question comes in. -W. another question where you should map straight. You didn't need to map for this one. We want an answer choice that sounds like this. Either used the overall understanding or map.OS. Let's check out each in turn. excellent and diverse cuisines. internal tensions. 3. This is a general BS answer.S.Ah this is also a good answer.examples. B. The author's description of the relationship between the individual states and the federal government indicates that: A.” “American's greatness probably stems primarily from the interaction and cooperation of its diverse elements” Clearly the way the answer is phrased we know our answer is in the LH P1. an economy whose boundaries are consistent with . with? S2: Again. . Which talks about the relationship between the individual states and the federal government? B does. “These distinct and diverse national elements frequently produce national disharmony. given the other answer choices.Out-of-scope. This is an easy elimination. 2. C. → This comes in two places LH P1 and RH P1. the U. B. Simply out-of-scope. This was never mentioned in the passage. But this is a tricky one. This was really a concept question. combines both the maps we made. . and economic prosperity -Bingo.. This answer choice includes the U. Meaning you could have gone both ways. A lemon answer right here. Fact Question Link: relationship between individual states and the federal government” S1: What did the author say about the relationship between the individual states and the federal government? S2: This setup immediately tells me to map this in the passage → LH P2. Fact Question Link:”the profound differences among America: S1: What does the passage that the profound differences among Americans have provided the U.
He says there is not typical american. you would have gotten the question wrong. I knew 2 and 3 were right but I couldn't understand 1. Is there likely to be a negative economic effect from future increases in trade and communication among America's various sections and factions?. D. II. We know he says the opposite.I don't remember seeings this and I'm unsure of what it means.Yes I rememeber this one. This must be the right answer! Don't ever think too hard about a question. Had there been an answer choice with 2 and 3. LH P4 “competition with every other unit” III. let's map it if we can. I only B. I think I had a good pace with this passage regardless of what my score is. indivisible"? . The author did talk about trade and communication – I should have caught that but I didn't read the conclusion too closely and didn't pick up the link. Be explicit. II only C.This cannot be answered by the passage. the passage does say the American economy is diverse. and III – When I answered this question. This was an easy question. competition among different geographic units.. This was just an example used.This is looks recognizable but can the passage info really answer this? By POE. It required me to assume which is wrong on the MCAT. regional inabilities to produce needed commodities. Should have gone with my gut feeling that C was nonsensical. What are the prospects that Americans will. Which of the following questions can best be answered by statements made or implied in the passage? A. Yes. New england struggling for food. I and III only D. So I looked for an answer choice with 2 and 3 but didn't see so this by force makes 1 correct. no automobiles in the northwest” A. I. . Why did the American government endorse a flag salute that refers to "one nation. Concept S1: Which question can be answered by what was said or implied in the passage? Do not map initially since it is a concept question. B. in this case my POE was wrong. This is way out-of-scope..Actually this is the correct answer. in the future. Which of America's immigrant groups has had the greatest positive influence on American culture? Whoa now. Be Be explicit! Well. 4. citizens who can now be considered "typically" American. the American economy is characterized by: I. . decrease their consumption of raw silk and rubber.Retrieval Type S1: What does the passage say about the American economy? S2: LTEA 5.Wrong. . C. Fact Question. D.political realities. So local diversity makes sense. local diversity.Yes. We know that we cannot answer this one either. II. According to the passage.Wrong.
III. I definitely feel like I am getting more out of this process by analyzing it like this. America has a unique combination of features.Yes. I and II only C. America does interact with other nations. Technically 5/6. It feels good to be combining my old approach with my new one. not bad. II and III only D. 6. Not bad. And we know this wrong. The author states that it is difficult to identify the precise source of America's greatness because: I. Let's check to see if you got the correct answers for the passage. America is a highly homogenous society. I. and III Wow eh. II. A. Imagine if I had done this for all 30 passages. America does not interact significantly with other nations. That would have been insane! I would be beast right now! . I only B. Overall 4/6.Fact Question -Retrieval S1: What are the reasons the author contributes to why it is difficult to identify the precise source of American's greatness? S2: LH P1. II. . this is not a reason the author attributes.This one is wrong. However.This was not disucssed in the map.
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