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Organization and Ideas

Skills needed to score in this band

SKILL 1: Analyze main ideas and concepts within and across complex and sometimes opposing texts

SKILL 2: Compare and contrast explicit and implicit supporting ideas across texts

SKILL 3: Recognize components of an author’s argument within a text

 

  1. 1

    Analyze main ideas and concepts within and across complex and sometimes opposing texts

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    The author of Passage 2 suggests that the “bias” mentioned in line 1, Passage 1, arises because people

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  2. 2

    Compare and contrast explicit and implicit supporting ideas across texts

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    On which point do the authors agree?

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Skills needed to score in the next band

As you read a text, look at its organization and its style. Consider how the organization and style work together to contribute to the work’s effectiveness.

As you read a text, think about the stated topic but also consider its larger meaning or purpose. Consider whether or not the text has a meaning beyond its stated intention.

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