Text Completion

Skilled readers do not simply absorb the information presented on the page; instead, they maintain a constant attitude of interpretation and evaluation, reasoning from what they have read so far to create a picture of the whole and revising that picture as they go. Text Completion questions test this ability by omitting crucial words from short passages and asking the test taker to use the remaining information in the passage as a basis for selecting words or short phrases to fill the blanks and create a coherent, meaningful whole.

Text Completion Question Structure

  • Passage composed of more than 2 sentences
  • One to three blanks (many tests contain more than three blanks)
  • Three answer choices per blank (five answer choices in the case of a single blank)
  • The answer choices for different blanks function independently; i.e., selecting one answer choice for one blank does not affect what answer choices you can select for another blank
  • Single correct answer, consisting of one choice for each blank; no credit for partially correct answers

For taking lesson, follow the steps

Step 1: Vocabulary

The exam tests the vocabulary of a student very efficiently. The questions are designed to measure the depth of a student's vocabulary. Along with the vocabulary, the reasoning abilities and alertness of a student is also put to test.
In order to increase one's vocabulary, it is advised that the student reads a lot on a daily basis and makes an effort to learn the difficult words. Not only should you learn these words, you should look up for their opposites as well.

Step 2: Text Completion

Text completion questions account for about one quarter of the marks for the verbal section of the GRE and SAT. Where as many other tests (like IBA Aptitude Test) contain different weight-age. Each question contains one, two or more blanks, and you have to find the best answers to make the text make complete sense. Be sure to study the text carefully so that you notice all the in-built clues.
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