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TOEFL

 Reading  
Yes   No  
(Use  the  following  checklist  to  self-­‐assess)  

1.  Do  I  finish  each  passage  on  time  and  follow  a  strict  timing  
strategy  throughout?  

2.  Am  I  able  to  identify  each  question  type?  

3.  Do  I  know  which  question  types  give  me  difficulty?  

4.  Have  I  memorized  and  mastered  the  strategy  for  each  question  


type?  

5.  Can  I  identify  why  the  wrong  answers  are  wrong?  

6.  Do  I  understand  the  meaning  of  all  the  questions,  answer  


choices,  and  the  overall  passage?  

 
Follow  the  steps  outlined  below  for  the  questions  that  you  answered  "no"  to.  If  you  
answered  "yes,"  skip  to  the  next  question.    
 
The  steps  below  detail  what  you  must  study  in  your  program  to  improve  when  you  follow  
your  study  plan.  Keep  repeating  these  steps  over  and  over,  even  100  times,  until  you  can  
confidently  answer  "yes."    
 
If  you  struggle  to  do  so,  tutoring  is  the  next  step.  You  can  click  on  the  link  to  view  our  
tutoring  packages  and  schedule  your  tutoring  session  as  soon  as  possible.  During  your  
tutoring  session,  we'll  identify  the  difficulty  preventing  you  from  answering  a  strong  
"yes"  and  guide  you  past  it.    
 
Good  luck  and  study  hard.  You  can  do  it!  
 
1.  Do  I  finish  each  passage  on  time  and  follow  a  strict  timing  strategy  throughout?  
Step  1:  Time  yourself  and  get  into  the  habit  of  looking  at  the  clock  periodically.  
Step  2:  Keep  track  of  the  amount  of  time  you  spend  on  each  set  of  questions  (e.g.,  1-­‐5,  6-­‐
10,  and  11-­‐14).  
Step  3:  Keep  track  of  the  question  types  that  take  the  longest  amount  of  time  to  answer.    
Step  4:  Work  on  speed  reading,  skimming,  and  scanning.  
 
2.  Am  I  able  to  identify  each  question  type?  
Step  1:  Review  Part  One  of  your  system  to  understand  the  structure  of  each  question  
type.  
Step  2:  Review  each  question  type  by  creating  flashcards.  
 

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3.  Do  I  know  which  question  types  give  me  difficulty?  
Step  1:  Identify  the  question  types  you  struggle  with  by  noting  which  question  types  you  
usually  answer  incorrectly.  
   
4.  Have  I  mastered  the  strategy  for  each  question  type?  
Step  1:  Review  Part  One  of  your  system  to  understand  the  strategies  for  each  question  
type.  
Step  2:  Review  the  strategy  for  each  question  type  by  creating  flash  cards.  
Step  3:  Master  each  strategy  by  going  through  a  passage  using  the  step-­‐by-­‐step  process  
for  each.  
   
5.  Can  I  identify  why  the  wrong  answers  are  wrong?  
Step  1:  Review  the  system  (to  be  added)  to  understand  how  to  identify  the  different  
types  of  wrong  answers.    
Step  2:  Review  the  videos  in  parts  1,  2,  and  3  of  Step  Three  for  details  and  guidance.  
Step  3:  Review  each  definition  of  each  type  of  wrong  answer  by  creating  flashcards.    
Step  4:  Master  each  wrong  answer  type  by  going  through  a  passage  using  the  examples  
and  definitions  as  guidance.  
   
6.  Do  I  understand  the  meaning  of  all  the  questions,  answer  choices,  and  the  overall  
passage?  
Step  1:  Review  and  work  on  the  activities  in  the  "Improving"  section  of  your  system.  
Step  2:  Work  on  reading  comprehension  by  reading  anything  that  you  enjoy  that  is  
slightly  advanced,  but  not  so  advanced  that  you  cannot  follow  it.  
Step  3:  Read  with  a  dictionary  (www.learnersdictionary.com).  Work  on  improving  your  
vocabulary  by  mastering  7  words  per  week.  Always  review.  
 

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