New Mastering Effective Reading Skills  (For Civil Services Examination)

For success in civil services and other similar high level competitive examinations, students  have to be thoroughly conversant with subjects in the syllabus. They should also be able to understand and coherently discuss current issues figuring in public discourse. For this, students need to read not only text books but also articles, documents, reports, long editorials, etc. As the civil services examination syllabus is vast and open ended, it is of utmost importance to know how to quickly and effectively read, analyse and imbibe the contents of text books and other study materials. This is possible only if students learn effective reading techniques.

This book provides a road map to meet the challenge of how to read effectively and smartly from books and other study materials and imbibe the key points to effectively write in the examination. It also outlines the essentials of smart strategy and time management for examination preparation.

Benefits of Reading this Book Promotes systematic and methodical reading techniques Creates skills to recall main points of whatever is being read.

Enhances the ability to follow the trends of discussion on various topics.

Boosts the knack to identify and evaluate arguments embedded in passages. Strengthens  examination oriented approach to reading

Key Chapters at a Glance

Critical Role of Reading Skills in Examinations

Reading Habits: Good and Bad

PQ3R Method of Reading

Sentence Understanding

Understanding Paragraphs

Understanding Passages

Specific Reading Skills

Reading Schedules


CONTENTS
• Introduction
1. Critical Role of Reading Skills in Civil Services Examination
2. Reading Habits: Good and Bad
3. PQ3R Method of Reading
4. Sentence Understanding
Practice Exercises
Sentence Variety Exercise
Answers to Practice Exercises
5. Grammatical Analysis of Sentences
Practice Exercises
Phrases
Clauses and sentences (simple, complex, and compound)
Answers to Practice Exercises
6. Logical Analysis of Sentences
Practice Exercises
Answers to Practice Exercises
7. Understanding Paragraphs
Practice Exercises
Answers to Practice Exercises
8. Patterns of Paragraph Construction
Practice Exercise
Answers to Practice Exercises
9. Understanding Passages Practice Exercises
Answers to Practice Exercise
10. Method of Analytical Questionnaire
Practice Exercises Suggested Answers
11. Specific Reading Skills
Practice Exercise Answers to Practice Exercise
12. Reading Schedules

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Mastering Effective Reading Skills (For Civil Services Examination)

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