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Universidad de Costa Rica


LM-1032 Estrategias de Lectura en Ingls
Prof. Adriana Murillo R.
Generalization and Description
Record Level of Stress Found in College Freshmen
By Tamar Lewin
Part I. PRE-READING
Do the following exercise BEFORE reading the text. Use the title, the
paratext and the first, second and third paragraphs ONLY.
Write TRUE or FALSE on the blanks. Do not use T or F.
1. ___________ Paragraph I contains a generalization of probability.
2. ___________ The survey started collecting data more than two decades ago.
3. ___________ Womens emotional health rates remained constant during the
survey.
4. ___________ Therapy is being offered to college freshmen whose emotional
health has been affected.
5. ___________ The main idea of paragraph III is that the gender gap in terms of
emotional health has increased.

Part II. READING


A. Based on paragraphs V to X provide the SPECIFIC information
requested.
1. Copy a description used to add credibility to a specific source of information
that supports the main idea developed in p. VI.
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2. Copy a generalization of probability.
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3. Restate the generalization in terms of quantity.
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4. Copy a generalization of frequency.
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B. Circle the number of one two sentences that do not correspond to the
information presented in paragraphs XI to XIII.
1. Emotional health rates are not related to students own drive to achieve and
academic ability.
2. Nowadays, students feel more pressured than their parents did in the past.
3. According to Mr. Ebbeling, students are only concerned about earning the
minimum salary to cover basic needs.
4. The survey also emphasized the extent in which economy affects college
students.
C. Complete the following diagram by using the information provided in
p. XIV.

Generalization

D. Write on the spaces provided the descriptive categories of the


sections indicated.
1. For many college (P. XVI, L 1)
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2. The share year (P. XVI, L 1-3)
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3. The genderwomen (P. XVII, L. 1-3)
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4. There isclients (P. XVIII, L. 1-2)
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5. Boys time (P. XIX, L. 1-2)
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6. Guysdifferently (P. XIX, L. 3-5)
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E. Circle the option in boldface that best completes each idea according
to information in paragraphs XX to XXIV.
1. Paragraph XX is a/an (contraposition / amplification) of paragraph XIX.
2. The reading (challenges/ supports) the idea of a gender gap difference in
college.
3. According to a survey, exercising (promotes/ hinders) stress relieve in men.
4. Interactions with faculty members (may / may not) have an impact on
womens mental health.

5. Men are (more / less) susceptible to negative treatment from other faculty
members.
Part III. POST- READING
Challenge the statement below by using evidence from the text. You can
use Spanish. Be concise and remember to provide your own explanation
or argument and support it by means of textual evidence. Include the
number of paragraph(s) and line(s) used.
Researchers agree that economic problems is the most important reason for the
decline in college students emotional health.
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