The test measures your ability to recognize and understand main ideas and supporting details, implications and unstated ideas, evidence and rhetorical devices, the meaning of words in context, and elements of literature.
After reading passages of 75-125 words you will be asked to identify an author’s purpose, tone, organization, or rhetorical strategies and use of evidence.
Some questions will ask you to determine the meaning of words from the context.
After reading several short passages you will be tested on your understanding of inference.
Some questions will require you to synthesize ideas by making a connection or comparison between two passages.