PSAT 1.1 Reading Diagnostic

PSAT 1.1 Reading Diagnostic. The main purpose of the first two paragraphs is to...what?

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And i think of in this snark snark key words

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here people If you see keywords sticking out anything ringgold

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isles the tv weather is how we skin a lot

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of references Snark hoovers paygo pang go some nice twice

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on university in australia femur captain willie the main purpose

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of the first two paragraphs is tio what And hear

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the potential answers Contact green humor All right so we've

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got a super long passage about some captain on a

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ship He doesn't say anything about having a peg leg

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so we probably don't have to worry about looking out

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for any monstrous white whales or pushy peg leg salesman

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For now we only have to zero in on the

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first two paragraphs per question We're tasked with figuring out

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what the main purposes of the segment of the passage

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so let's rummage through our options to see what turns

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up is the main purpose be show the range of

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characters that the author meets in his travels Well he

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does talk about a few characters but he's clearly not

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telling us about him just because he thinks they might

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make interesting additions to the novel were writing in other

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words he's less interested in these people themselves then and

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how their ineptitude has affected him What about c Is

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he using a humorous anecdote toe lighten up another wise

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serious subject I'm serious subject Would that be And as

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far as we can tell you no one's grandma died

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recently This captain fellow doesn't strike us as the sort

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who would feel the need to lighten the mood anyway

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So we're gonna go ahead and cross out See he

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is he explaining the varieties of navigational methods available at

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the time No sir The only time he mentions navigators

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is to talk about how those he's encountered probably couldn't

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find their own feet in the dark sixty That leaves

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only a the main purpose of the first two paragraphs

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Isa provide context for how the author found himself navigating

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the snark it's also to do a bit of griping

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Apparently But when it comes down to it are Narrator

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is explaining to us how he came to be the

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captain of the snark after a parade of dimwits failed

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miserably before him Oh yeah is our answer as in

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