READING SECTION SKILLS

  • Question Types
  • Question Strategies
  • Active Reading
  • Vocabulary in Context
  • Paraphrasing
  • Referents and Antecedents
  • Skim/Scan: identify key words
  • Answer Elimination strategies
  • Sentence Meaning
  • Inferencing
  • Purpose of paragraph
  • Identify Main and Supporting Claims

LISTENING SECTION SKILLS

  • Question types/Strategies
  • Note-taking
  • Signal words
  • Abbreviations
  • Graphically represent info.
  • Identify Critical Information
  • Structure of Lecture
  • Component parts of lecture:
    • Patterns
    • Repeated Words/Phrases [Synonyms]
    • Claims
    • Signal words
    • Connections
  • Paragraph Structure:
    • Claim
    • Evidence
    • Unpack/Analyze Evidence
    • Making a Connection
    • Conclusion Sentences
    • Transitions

SPEAKING SECTION SKILLS

  • Speaking Templates
  • Speaking Tasks
  • Note-taking
  • General to Specific
  • Specific examples
  • Connections
  • Rote practice

WRITING SECTION SKILLS

  • Writing Templates
  • Making a Claim
  • General to Specific
  • Unpacking Words
  • Employees:
    • Examples
    • Metaphors/analogies
    • Stories
    • Statistics
    • Expert opinion/quote
  • Definitions
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Sub-claims