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|Reading: Author's Point of View
|While good readers are critical readers, who evaluate the author's
biases and the validity of the information given in order to make personal judgements and form personal opinions; on the SAT the answers considered correct are the author's. You must read for the author's point of view and answer from the author's point of view.
Example: One author writes about the residents of garden homes: "Since the outlook from the windows is more important than the look of the dwellings from the street, the residents accept the harmonious design and lack of individuality without resentment."
The question asks:
"Which flaw in the design of garden homes does the author acknowledge?"
(A) The view from the windows
(B) The constraints of the landscape
(C) The emphasis on grass, trees, and flowers
(D) The uniformity of the dwellings
(E) The antiquated architectural styles
Solution: Consider the possible answer choices:
(A) The view from the windows is valued. Eliminate..
(B) Constraints of the landscape is not mentioned. Eliminate.
(C) Grass, trees, and flowers enhance the view from the windows. Eliminate.
(D) Acceptance of lack of individuality IS acceptance of uniformity.
(E) Antiquated architectural styles may be subjective. Eliminate.
SAT TIP: When you answer questions on the SAT,
be sure to answer objectively -- not subjectively!
Practice with these examples:
An easy passage for scores from 200 to 400
A moderate passage for scores from 400 to 600
A difficult passage for scores from 600 to 800
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| Reading fluency is the most important key to success on the SAT,
but there are also strategies to help you choose the correct answer.
|SAT TIP: On the SAT answer
from the author's point of view.
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