Reading a section of TOEFL totally depends on the capability of a candidate to comprehend the passage. Let’s learn about what this task is all about?
Overview of the TOEFL READING TASK
Reading is the first module of this test. It helps access the ability of a candidate to understand the academic texts and passages. The test will have 3-5 passages. The passages will be about 700 words long. However, it will be followed by 12-14 questions.
Tag along following 5 beneficial tips for accomplishment of this task –
READ TO LEARN SOMETHING VALUABLE
Start reading. Yes, the only way to excel this task is to start encouraging yourself towards reading. Set some realistic plans and try to achieve them that include your everyday reading of some texts and passages. Focus on university level academics texts to start this process. Try to read 2-3 passages every day and understand the written content as this will help you in the other modules of TOEFL.
BE YOUR OWN JUDGE
Self-assessment is the best way to achieve any goal. After reading the passages ask questions and be your own judge. Ask yourself what have you learned from the passage? What were the main points in the passage, what was author focusing on? What were the supporting sentences? Be your own teacher and become a past master in reading.
STRAIN YOUR EVERY NERVE AND LEARN NEW WORDS
Work hard and strengthen your vocabulary as TOEFL test is all about how strong a candidate is in vocabulary. Also, make your vocabulary list and write down the meaning and try to make sentences. Most questions are based on vocabulary in TOEFL reading. However, it may be stressful if you are unaware of the word mentioned in the text. Therefore, it is very obvious you cannot learn each and every word but this process of learning words can definitely help you to reach somewhere. So, don’t be a zilch in vocabulary.
KNOW ABOUT THE QUESTION TYPE
It is important to know the type of questions while preparing for this exam. Moreover, skim the text and before answering know what you are looking for. Hence, read the question carefully and answer accordingly and do check your work before moving ahead.
Time management is what you must do while preparing for the test. This is a lengthy exam so manage your time accordingly. However, try to spend an equal amount of time on each passage. If you manage the time accordingly than you will have 20 minutes for each passage. Therefore, keep moving and do not waste your time on any particular question.