HOW ANSWERING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS. Comprehension means understanding. Useful hints on answering comprehension questions. \tRead the passage carefully and quickly to get what it is all about. \tRead the questions that follow it. \tRead the passage all over again, this time jotting down points that will help you to answer the questions. \tWrite out your answers in clear, correct English \tRead over your answers to ensure that there are no mistakes. Note: In the process of answering comprehension questions, you are advised to obey the instructions to the letter. No information which is not required should be given. Never give two answers where one is demanded. When replacing a word in the passage, test your equivalent in the passage to see if the original meaning of the passage or sentence has been retained. Other hints are: \tIf you are told to give a one-word answer, do not give more than one word. Or if a question demands that you write sentences, do not write phrases or clauses. \tBe very conscious of time so that you do not use more than the time allotted to this section. You should also be careful not to rush over the exercise. \tNo information which is not required should be given. Keep your personal opinion to yourself. \tNever give two answers where one is demanded. This would suggest guesswork, and if one of the answers is wrong, no credit will be earned even for the correct one. Lastly, make sure that you understand what precisely the passage is about and what you are required to do.