HOW TO SURVIVE THE EOGS
Strategies for the Reading EOG
#2 While reading, underline and highlight key words
#3 Do not rush or speed trough the work
#4 Think about what you're reading
#5 Compare and contrast-- compare means tell how things are alike or similar. Contrast means tell how things are different.
#6 Brainstorm ideas-- once you are done before you answer questions, think about the passage.
#7 Think about the theme of the story. Theme is life lesson the author wants to teach you (moral of story).
#8 Analyze the questions
#9 Think if it is fiction or nonfiction
#10 Try to find if it is 1st person 2nd person or 3rd person. First person point of view is where the narrator is inside the story. Words like "me, my, us, I, we" are used. Second person point of view is "you". Third person point of view is where the narrator is outside the story. Words like "he, she, they, them" are used.
#11 Make an inference about what you just read. An inference is your ideas about the text. This means using information from the text, you become a detective. You have to look for ideas/ details that the author doesn't say. You have to figure out on your own.
#12 Take notes about what you just read. You can write on the EOG, take notes in the margin, or write on a separate sheet of paper.
#13 Concentrate! Focus on the questions. It' s a hard test so concentrate on one question and don't think about other things!
#14 Think about what is the author's purpose. The author's purpose could be to teach us a theme. Authors write to tell you a lesson.