Don’t lose your progress!

We cover every section of the GMAT with in-depth lessons, 5000+ practice questions and realistic practice tests.

Up to 100+ points GMAT score improvement guarantee

The best guarantee you’ll find

Our Premium and Ultimate plans guarantee up to 100+ points score increase or your money back.

Master each section of the test

Comprehensive GMAT prep

We cover every section of the GMAT with in-depth lessons, 5000+ practice questions and realistic practice tests.

Schedule-free studying

Learn on the go

Study whenever and wherever you want with our iOS and Android mobile apps.

The most effective way to study

Personalized GMAT prep, just for you!

Adaptive learning technology focuses on your academic weaknesses.

Reading Comprehension: Initial Reading

Is the following statement TRUE or FALSE?

In Reading Comprehension, the Initial Reading of a reading passage always involves reading the entire first paragraph sentence by sentence.

Incorrect.

This statement is FALSE. While it is true for most reading passages, it is not true for all of them. In the case of a very long first paragraph, the Initial Reading involves reading only some of the sentences in the first paragraph, not all of them.

Why? Because if the first paragraph consists of more than four sentences, it most probably means that this paragraph does not contain only the gist of the passage, not just the main idea, but also additional detail.

In this case, you should stop reading the first paragraph as soon as you realize that the information you are reading is no longer general.

You're right!

This statement is FALSE. While it is true for most reading passages, it is not true for all of them. In the case of a very long first paragraph, the Initial Reading involves reading only some of the sentences in the first paragraph, not all of them.

Why? Because if the first paragraph consists of more than four sentences, it most probably means that this paragraph does not contain only the gist of the passage, not just the main idea, but also additional detail.

In this case, you should stop reading the first paragraph as soon as you realize that the information you are reading is no longer general.

True
False

I don't know