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I am working on my RC skills but as all of you know time is [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2012, 21:06
I am working on my RC skills but as all of you know time is a major constraint when it comes to RC. So i was actually planning on the following strategy but not quite sure if this would work.Request your take on this:

1.Finishing the two short RC passages thoroughly(ofcourse not taking more than 6-7 min)
2.Spend more time on the first long RC(this takes 10-12 min for me now in case of 4 questions..trying to improve!)
3.Guessing heavily for the second long RC incase u meet one in the exam. [Ofcourse not the question dealing with the primary purpose(am assuming this is easier) the rest of the 2-3 questions which come along(inference,other specific questions)]

But am not quite sure if this will impact my test score. Request your thoughts.
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Re: Will this strategy work for RC questions? [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2012, 21:13
In GMAT, the passages in RC don't come of the expected size, the passages may vary in length, so this strategy might not work on D-day :). Why don't you try a few of the well established strategies suggested in the Verbal forums ?
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Re: Will this strategy work for RC questions? [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2012, 21:22
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In GMAT, the passages in RC don't come of the expected size, the passages may vary in length, so this strategy might not work on D-day :). Why don't you try a few of the well established strategies suggested in the Verbal forums ?


Thanks Subhash. But i am suggesting this in general for RC questions (not taking the exact order of questions into consideration) I read from Manhattan tht there are going to be 2 short and 2 long passages. Isnt this the case??
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Re: Will this strategy work for RC questions? [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2012, 21:33
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I would practice it on the GMAT Prep - that's the only way to know.
I would also look through this thread: un-scientific-analysis-of-gmatprep-64970.html
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Re: Will this strategy work for RC questions? [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2012, 22:24
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In our experience, you really shouldn't be changing your reading strategy depending on whether the passage is long or short.

Some people actually get more questions wrong on the short passage than the long passage even though they read more of it. This does not mean they actually comprehended it better.

Since this is an exam on reading comprehension, you're going to have to focus on a reading strategy that helps you comprehend, not just catch a glimpse here and there as to what the topic of the passage is - and not the critical perspective that the passage provides.
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Re: Will this strategy work for RC questions? [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2012, 00:00
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