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PrepTest 73, Passage 2, Question 9



Summary
The content provides a detailed strategy for tackling purpose of detail questions on the GRE, using a specific question about the author's mention of props in a passage as an example.
  • Identifies the type of question as a purpose of a detail question, focusing on why the author mentions specific props in the passage.
  • Emphasizes the importance of understanding the author's overall agenda and distinguishing between artistic and amateur aspects as mentioned in the passage.
  • Guides on predicting the function of argument pieces by closely reading and analyzing the text.
  • Explains the process of elimination in choosing the correct answer by comparing it against the passage's context and the author's intent.
  • Highlights the necessity of aligning the chosen answer with the passage's overall tone and the author's positive appraisal of the subject.
Chapters
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Understanding Purpose of Detail Questions
00:18
Analyzing the Passage for Clues
00:49
Predicting the Function of Argument Pieces
00:57
Choosing the Correct Answer