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The most important piece of advice in tackling the comprehension section of the LNAT is 'keep calm and read the question' - it really is that simple. Whilst the examiners do a lot to try and make the section as difficult as possible, at the end of the day it falls down to simply deciding which statements are true and which are false, easy.
You have a lot of time in this section, do not waste it. Read the entire passage over once, slowly and try to get a feel for what its overall message is. Then look to the statements: there will be one or two that are clearly false - cross them off.
Now go back and read the passage again. Focus on the specific piece of the text the question is alluding to (yes, almost every question does this, try looking at the beginning or the end). This detailed reading will allow you to cross off at least two more statements.
Finally look closely at the statements left. They will be very similar indeed, but also clearly different. Look at what specific word makes them different and how this affects the meaning of the entire sentence. Once you have noted the differences in meaning between the two statements, make an informed decision on which one is correct (but don't forget that your gut will almost always give you a strong indication as to which one is correct).see more
This is a very common type of question both for 'The Great Gatsby' and also other classics (taking a very obvious theme and asking you to present some interesting thoughts on it).
You're going to want to use the BEDOL method in planning for this question. Firstly Brainstorm all the ideas you possibly have on the idea of 'The American Dream' - there will be a lot and don't judge between relevant and unrelevant ideas just yet.
Now Evaluate four or five the ideas you have, which ones are pertinent to the question, which ones are key in understanding the text, which ones are just rubbish and you should probably not use? Next Develop these key points, you have to use evidence from the text and also don't be afraid to use some of the ideas you just discarded as they may be relevant now.
Ordering your points is now important, are there any points you need to make first? Are there some points which are not quite as strong and so should go at the end?
Lastly Link each point in your order to the point before and after. This can be very simple (using signposting phrases) or quite complicated and thematic - either way it will make the essay easier to read.
That's it, there's your plan sorted and all you have to do is write it (don't worry you've done the hardest bit!)see more