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Here are some of the different ways in which the Graphic
Comprehension may be presented in the SEA.
1. TABLES: The information is presented in rows
and/or columns in a particular order. Do you re-
member your multiplication tables? Do you re-
member how the multiplication tables were
presented in a particular order from the lowest
numbers to the highest? Another popular exam-
ple is the TV guide. The TV guide is presented in
terms of a time schedule for a day from early
morning to late night as shown in the example
TV Guide for Friday May 29, 2015
Several observations can be made using the informa-
tion provided in the table. You can identify relation-
ships; compare data as well as spot differences. In
the example, you can see whether at a given time
the shows aired are at the same or different times
on the two channels or whether a particular pro-
gramme is aired on all channels at the same or at dif-
Which TV Channel started broadcasting first?
You can easily find the answer to this question by
simply checking the time each Channel signed on for
You would have noticed that CCN TV6 signed on
first, hence the answer would be:
Channel CCN TV 6 was the first to start broadcast-
You can also make inferences and draw conclusions
from the information provided. For example, you can
infer about the contents of a particular programme.
1. On which programme would you most likely
get information about activities taking place in
the United States of America (USA)?
2. On which Channel is the programme aired?
There are no programmes which say, "News from
USA" however, we know (from our past experiences)
that CNN broadcast news from around the world in-
cluding the USA.
Therefore, we can infer that we will get news about
activities taking place in the USA on CNN Live.
Secondly, we know that the programme is aired on
1. We would most likely get information about ac-
tivities taking place in the USA on CNN Live.
2. CNN Live is aired on CNC3
2. A Flow Chart is a diagram showing the particu-
lar order or sequence in which related events or
activities follow each other. Flow charts show
which activity comes FIRST in a series or in
terms of the sequence of time, that is, which pe-
riod of time comes BEFORE or AFTER. For ex-
ample, one can state the sequence by which
sugar is made as shown below:
Cultivation of sugar cane
Harvesting of sugar cane
Transportation to factory
Grinding & extraction of juices
Boiling of juices & separation of by-products
Refining of sugar
The arrows show the sequence or order of activities,
which comes first and which follows.
Based on information given in the Flow Chart,
what activity takes place after the juice is ex-
tracted from the cane?
If you follow the flow of the arrows, you will observe
that the next stage after extraction is boiling and
separation of by-products.
From the information given in the Flow Chart, boiling
and separation takes place after extraction of the
3. TIME LINES are special kinds of flowcharts
which show the order or sequence of how things
happened in relation to a given time period (sec-
onds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months,
years, eras). An example is given below:
Time line showing the major developments in the Gov-
ernment of Trinidad & Tobago from 1960 -- 1990.
Black Power Revolution
PNM defeated for the
first time in a General
Election by the NAR
What event most likely took place on September
To answer the question, you will have to look at the
events that took place between 1970 and 1980. You
will have to "work out" the dates. For example, you
will have to look for the midpoint, which would rep-
resent 1975 and look for the activity that is closest
The event that most likely took place on September
24, 1976 is the country gaining Republic status.
4. The Family Tree, like the time line, is another
special type of flow chart. The family tree can
trace your ancestors, that is to say, tell who are
your parents, grandparents, great grandparents,
siblings (brothers and sisters), cousins, nephews,
aunts and so on. Look at the example below:
Mike Brady + Kim Lee
Omar + Leana Singh
Kayla + Andy Keith Michelle
Steffon Sharon + Peter Phillip Jane Jasmine + Ken Morton
Maria + David Mark
From the family tree you can get many different types of
information about this family. For example, you can tell:
• that Mike and Kim Brady have four grandchildren
(Steffon, Sharon, Jane and Jasmine).
• the relationships among family members, for example,
Jane and Jasmine are sisters, Steffon and Jane are
cousins; and that, Michelle is Steffon, Sharon, Jane and
What is Maria's relationship to Omar and Leana
Maria is Sharon's daughter who is Omar and Leana
daughter, therefore Maria is a grandchild of Omar
Maria is Omar and Leana Brady's granddaughter.
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(h) The class was asked to do over all the (in ; im)
(j) Although the workmen tried their best, the huge
rock was (in ; im) movable.
(j) He was (im; dis) agreeable because of his un-
NOTE TO PARENTS AND TEACHERS
The Graphic Stimulus Comprehension Exercise is an-
other way in which students writing the Secondary En-
trance Assessment (SEA) are quizzed. Information is
usually provided in several ways for students to use to
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