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Melons™ M2 – The M2 Method

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M2 Method is another effective way to understand a question and to find the answer in a few seconds.

You have already learnt that M2+ words are can, could, may, might, should, would, must, ought to, need + is, are, am, was, were, will, shall, have, has, had.

M2+ words increase or decrease the “accuracy” of an idea.

  • She might recover in 24 hours (40% possibility)
  • She may recover in 24 hours (50% possibility)
  • She can recover in 24 hours (60% possibility)
  • She should recover in 24 hours (90% hope)
  • She will recover in 24 hours (100% possibility)

M2+ Method is used to understand the question, options and the texts. You can apply M2+ while applying M1 Method so that you will hardly go wrong!

Sample Question:

The group known as ‘impatient patients’ are more likely to continue with a course of prescribed medication if:

  1. their treatment can be completed over a reduced period of time.
  2. it is possible to link their treatment with a financial advantage.
  3. its short-term benefits are explained to them.
Medication adherence and impatient patients:
A recent article addressed the behaviour of people who have a ‘taste for the present rather than the future’. It proposed that these so-called ‘impatient patients’ are unlikely to adhere to medications that require use over an extended period. The article proposes that, an ‘impatience genotype’ exists and that assessing these patients’ view of the future while stressing the immediate advantages of adherence may improve adherence rates more than emphasizing potentially distant complications. The authors suggest that rather than attempting to change the character of those who are ‘impatient’, it may be wise to ascertain the patient’s individual priorities, particularly as they relate to immediate gains. For example, while advising an ‘impatient’ patient with diabetes, stressing improvement in visual acuity rather than avoidance of retinopathy may result in greater medication adherence rates. Additionally, linking the cost of frequently changing prescription lenses when visual acuity fluctuates with glycemic levels may sometimes provide the patient with an immediate financial motivation for improving adherence.

How to Apply M2+ Method?

  1. Read the question and check the accuracy level with the M2+ words in it.
  2. Read the options and check for the accuracy level in them.
  3. Read the text and find a sentence that equals the “accuracy” of the question.

NB: If the question has “may”, then, the answer can be picked from those sentences / options that have “may” or similar M2s.

We are going to the Questions!

  • Question of

    To “address” means:

    • Question
    • Discus
    • Solve
  • Question of

    To “propose” means:

    • Discus
    • Question
    • Suggest
  • Question of

    “Unlikely” means:

    • Not possible
    • Less possible
    • Possible
  • Question of

    “Potential” means:

    • Highly possible
    • Mildly possible
    • Fully possible
  • Question of

    Suggested:

    • Mandatory
    • Necessary
    • Recommended
  • Question of

    “It may be” is equal to:

    • It is
    • It is likely
    • It is possible
  • Question of

    Ascertain:

    • 50%
    • 90%
    • 100%
  • Question of

    Priorities:

    • What to do faster than others
    • What to do first
    • What to do last
  • Question of

    “May result” is equal to:

    • The result is likely but not sure
    • The result is certain
    • The result is very sure
  • Question of

    In the question, the phrase, “more likely” is ______ accurate:

    • 50%
    • 90%
    • 100%
  • Question of

    In option A, “their treatment can be completed over a reduced period of time,” has a _____ accuracy.

    • 20%
    • 50%
    • 60%
  • Question of

    In Option B, “it is possible to link their treatment with a financial advantage” has _____ of accuracy:

    • 30%
    • 50%
    • 99%
  • Question of

    In option C, “its short-term benefits are explained to them” has _____ accuracy:

    • 100%
    • 50%
    • 90%
  • Question of

    The group known as ‘impatient patients’ are more likely to continue with a course of prescribed medication if:

    • their treatment can be completed over a reduced period of time.
    • it is possible to link their treatment with a financial advantage.
    • its short-term benefits are explained to them

Written by Biju John

Love for English begins with understanding its unknown rules. Biju John lives on the internet, teaching OET, IELTS and PTE. More than a million students have thanked him from their heart.

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