« on: September 12, 2009, 10:27:36 PM »
I'm not sure if it'll help you with your reading comp, but I'll share the advice that I give my middle schoolers. When you are reading the passage, imagine that some very attractive person that you would like to spend some time with is really, really interested in whatever you are reading. You're going to see them later tonight at a party, and you need to pick one thing out of each paragraph and jot it down so you can discuss it later. That technique has improved their standarized test performance quite a bit, but they were pretty low to start with.