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GMAT Timing getting you down? [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2011, 09:16
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Timing issues on your GMAT, GRE, LSAT or SAT holding you back? Fear no more…

Timing issues sometimes become the culprit beyond multiplication tables or rate questions. Usually, the problem exists on the Reading Comprehension, which can make your entire verbal section suffer.

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1. Stop reading to yourself. Yes. That which you learned in 3rd grade will no longer work if you want ultimate comprehension in the least amount of time. Silence those inner voices in your head.

2. Don’t get it? Keep reading. We lose 33.3% of our time just because we go back and read something that we realized we weren’t paying attention to or couldn’t pronounce. Let’s make this real: that is 20 minutes for every hour you lose by going back, and regressing. If you find you’re slowing down, and going back trying to pronounce something, see (1).

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Re: GMAT Timing getting you down? [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2011, 02:37
excellent suggestion.

can you help me.
i have recently taken GMATprep 1 and scored around 540.
Q 48 and too low in verbal.
can you suggest how can to handle Reading Comprehension passages?
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Re: GMAT Timing getting you down? [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2011, 05:22
We can absolutely help you:

But it's not a quick answer. It's actually a LONG answer and it will take You time to learn how to do it! (all good things really do take time, right?)

You first want to start by getting rid of subvocalization, fixation and regression. :)

You do this by speeding up your reading. We DO have a course for this. In terms of RC, you need to realize the 80/20 rule is alive and well here: you're only going to be tested on 20 % of the information - - so you need to learn to read more uniformly and quickly. Get the basics from reading quickly. And learn where things are positioned in the essay. But this is only half the equation. You also need to understand the questions and answers. You especially need to learn how to distinguish bogus answer choices - - this winds up being the most challenging for many students. There are many exercises to help you become more sensitive to the wording of the answers that are good and bad (decoys).

Feel free to be in touch directly to discuss particulars!

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