Joined: 10 Dec 2011
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT Date: 09-28-2012
WE: Accounting (Manufacturing)
, given: 3
How to figure out the purpose of the passage? [#permalink]
16 Sep 2012, 02:07
How to figure out the purpose of the passage?
I mean the various terms as contrast, reconcile, clarify, support, critique, explain, describe, discuss, evaluate
And the subjects:-
theory, methodology, scheme, study, research, methods...
I mean I am able to distinguish 70-80% times, but on a few occasions, it is very perplexing for eg. the passage tries to explain the importance of innovations by Florentine in the field of nursing... a statement which looks quite true but is incorrect. Perhaps, I am not comprehending the way I should.
How can you tell whether the passage has a theory or a methodology or a scheme, etc...
And is it contrasting, or, critiquing, etc..
I have done 20 odd passages so far and have been able to make out in 70% cases. Sometimes, the language or the confusion between two choices does me in.
Please, if anyone can help. CR is a big bane already.