Overall Review Questions
Meeting 7
Overall
Review
Questions

•One that asks
about the
passage as a
whole rather
than one
small detail
Overall review
questions are NOT
main idea
questions.

They ask about
some other aspect
of the passage as
a whole.
Where in the passage
something is found.

The tone of the
passage

Most common
types of overall
review questions
The autho...
SKILL 12
Determine where specific information is found
The answer choices will list possible
locations for that information.
Study the questions to determine the
information tha...
SKILL 13
Determine the tone, purpose, or course
Tone

If the author is
showing any
emotion in his or
her writing.
Type of tone in a passage
Informational
Explanatory
Factual
If the author is being funny, the tone
might be humorous.

If the author is making fun of
something, the tone might be sar...
Purpose

What the author
is trying to do in
the passage.
Draw a conclusion about the author’s
purpose

By referring to the main idea and the
organization of details in the passage
The main
idea

George Washington’s
early life greatly
influence his later
career.

The details give a
history of his early...
However..
The answer to a purpose question is often
more general than the main idea.

The more general author’s purpose is...
Course

To decide which
university course
might have this
passage as assigned
reading.
Draw a conclusion about the course by referring to
the topic of the passage and the organization of
details.

If the passa...
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Reading Comprehension - Overall Review Questions

  1. 1. Overall Review Questions Meeting 7
  2. 2. Overall Review Questions •One that asks about the passage as a whole rather than one small detail
  3. 3. Overall review questions are NOT main idea questions. They ask about some other aspect of the passage as a whole.
  4. 4. Where in the passage something is found. The tone of the passage Most common types of overall review questions The author’s purpose in writing the passage Which course the passage might be a part of
  5. 5. SKILL 12 Determine where specific information is found
  6. 6. The answer choices will list possible locations for that information. Study the questions to determine the information that you are looking for Go to the lines listed in the answers and skim for that information
  7. 7. SKILL 13 Determine the tone, purpose, or course
  8. 8. Tone If the author is showing any emotion in his or her writing.
  9. 9. Type of tone in a passage Informational Explanatory Factual
  10. 10. If the author is being funny, the tone might be humorous. If the author is making fun of something, the tone might be sarcastic. If the author feels strongly that something is right or wrong, the tone might be impassioned.
  11. 11. Purpose What the author is trying to do in the passage.
  12. 12. Draw a conclusion about the author’s purpose By referring to the main idea and the organization of details in the passage
  13. 13. The main idea George Washington’s early life greatly influence his later career. The details give a history of his early life To show how George Washington’s early life influenced his later career. The author’s purpose might be
  14. 14. However.. The answer to a purpose question is often more general than the main idea. The more general author’s purpose is.. To demonstrate the influence of early experiences on later life (without any mention of George Washington.
  15. 15. Course To decide which university course might have this passage as assigned reading.
  16. 16. Draw a conclusion about the course by referring to the topic of the passage and the organization of details. If the passage is about George Washington and the details give historical background on his early life.. This would probably be assigned reading in an American class history.

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