CoolJonny, I am glad you like the software!
Here is a link to couple posts (including one asked by me) regarding RCs.
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... 775#151775
I know its cliche but I think with practice, you should find what strategy works for you. You could search and search for the strategies posted by 700+ takers, but if it doesn't work for you, it really isn't worth that much.
So for RC, I would suggest you take some time to figure out what works for you. For me, through practice, I have found that reading actively and taking notes work like a charm; somehow skimming just doesn't work. Also, I have found that as I'm taking notes, I am able to understand more because I need to know what I should be writing down. Does that make sense? Overtime, you learn to spot the key words, e.g. however, but...etc.. Creating a mental roadmap is also very important. Again, reading speed can also be improved with practice.
Also, I have to stress that taking time to read is not a problem at all. For me, it takes at least 4-5 min to read but since I read actively, I am able to answer the question quickly (usually < 1 min) and eliminate the choices easily (By POE). So the key here is not how long
you read, but what
RCs were my nemesis but with practice, I am fairly confident with this section now. I only missed 1 RC question in the last CAT.
I'll always remember what HongHu said in one of the sticky; as you are reading the passage, try translating in your head and pretending you'll need to explain it to a 5 year old.
Also, the fact that you are not used to reading on PC screens may be a factor in your reading speed as well. So I would try going to Yahoo or CNN and read their daily news as fast as you can. Their words are pretty small so it should be good practice.
Hope this helps a little bit
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