SAT Reading Drill 4.2 Interpreting words and phrases in context

This sci-fi passage is about what? We pick out keywords and phrases and glean that it's about a single theory: Maximal tides squeeze Earth like it's a teenager's skin with a uh.. need for Oxy 10.

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Transcript

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each paragraph and then pick out key words below it see if there's anything

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major sticking out if you realize already the penalty payment level and

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then the answers got to be a the author presents a single theory maximal tides

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squeeze solid earth and can contribute to the likelihood of an eruption the

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rest of the passage puts the theory in context telling it one small effect

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among many but still notes that it's an important clue to how volcanoes work you [ocean tide and magma]

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know think oxi five doing its business right excuse us a moment while we update

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our baking soda volcano science fair project yeah those were cool the passage [kid's experiment explodes in his face]

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suggests that many factors caused volcanic eruptions but it never explains

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what the other factors are so give it a B other factors could include lifesavers

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candies or pet dander for all we know there's only one geological force at [candy and cats]

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work in this passage maximal tides right they're the ones squeezed in the zip [woman pops a zit]

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well the passage presents a new idea here but it doesn't refute any old ones

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like that kind of came out of nowhere so yeah it's got to be a present a

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theory and explain its significance and well let's hope for a smoother skin and

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sailing moving on [people paddleboarding]