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Tools for Reading: Finding the Main Idea


DURATION: 59 minutes
SPEAKER: Jen Denton


Finding the central idea of a reading passage is a vital test-taking skill. Test-makers measure reading comprehension by asking questions about the author's main idea and the details that support it. Learn tips to help you build this essential reading skill and confidently take on the exam.

What you'll learn:

  • The WHAT, WHY, and HOW of the “main idea”
  • Proven strategies to read for meaning
  • Clues to find the correct answer
  • Answers to sample test questions


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