PSLE READING COMPREHENSION

 

Learning how to paraphrase your answers is an important and required skill for the reading comprehension portion of the exam as marks get deducted whenever answers are lifted from the passage. Here are some tips on paraphrasing:

 

Tip #1

Select synonyms

Replace the key verbs, adjectives and adverbs with synonyms. You may need to use a phrase instead of a single word sometimes.

 

Tip #2

Mention the main idea

Focus on stating the main idea in your own words.

 

Tip #3

Structure it differently

Don’t let your Synthesis & Transformation skills go to waste! Use them to change the sentence structure (e.g. active to passive voice).