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Before looking at the answers, try to complete the sentence with words that make sense to you.
Don't rush your selection. Consider all the answers to make the best choice.
Use the context of nearby words to figure out unknown words.
Don't overlook the reversing effect of negative words (like not) or prefixes (like un-).
If you're really stuck for the meaning of a word, try to think of other words that have similar prefixes, roots, or suffixes.
Eliminate choices in double-blank questions if the first word alone doesn't make sense in the sentence.
Let transition words (like although and likewise) help suggest the best answer.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|