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Practice Asking Questions While You Read

Step 1: Read this opinion piece about standardized tests. Take your time as you read and don't worry if you have to read it more than once.

Step 2: What is the author's main opinion about standardized testing? Explain in the box below:



Step 3: Where and how does the writer deal with the opposite opinion on the matter? Answer below. If you need to, you can click here to review the article.



Step 4: How does he develop his ideas? What kind of evidence is cited? Statistics, anecdotal material, interviews with experts? Review the article.



Step 5: Who seems to be the intended audience for the piece, and how does the author maintain your interest?


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