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P Robe

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"Why Test" for Main Point questions
« on: November 25, 2004, 02:43:56 PM »
Is anyone out there familiar with the "Why Test" for Main Point or 1M questions.  I vaguely remember it from my Testmasters course, but I can't remember it and can't find it in my notes.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: "Why Test" for Main Point questions
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2004, 02:56:24 PM »
I dont remember learning such a thing in Testmasters.  Main points are easy if you are good at identifying conclusions as they tend to be a rephrasing.

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Re: "Why Test" for Main Point questions
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2004, 03:04:51 PM »
YEah the Why test is used for all conclusion-based questions (mp, assumption, weaken, strengthen)

Find whatever you think the main point is, and ask yourself "Why?"  The rest of the passage should make sense as an answer to that question why.  If one sentence stands out as definately not making sense as an answer why, then it's probably the conclusion (although sometimes it's just a "garbage" sentence)