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More focus on RC [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2013, 08:33
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I am doing pretty good in SC and CR but in RC my accuracy is around 70%, i have often noticed this that while reading a passage which is not interesting or if i get some difficult words in the beginning of it which am not used to, i get distracted very easily , often get lost in the middle of RC.

What is the best way to increase my focus and concentration in RC?

Ps- I do make notes while reading, also i take around 8-10 minutes to understand the RC and then i answer the questions in about 30-40 seconds each.
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Re: More focus on RC [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2013, 21:07
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prateekbhatt wrote:
Hi

I am doing pretty good in SC and CR but in RC my accuracy is around 70%, i have often noticed this that while reading a passage which is not interesting or if i get some difficult words in the beginning of it which am not used to, i get distracted very easily , often get lost in the middle of RC.

What is the best way to increase my focus and concentration in RC?

Ps- I do make notes while reading, also i take around 8-10 minutes to understand the RC and then i answer the questions in about 30-40 seconds each.


Try reading articles on subjects outside your comfort zone. Usually, for business/econ people, those subjects are science related and for engineers, those subjects are economics related. Force yourself to go through the article and run an oral brief summary at the end. Do this with 5 articles everyday. Chances are that the topic itself will become less boring after a while and you will get used to cruising through it nevertheless.
Assuming that the passage has 4 questions, 10 mins spent answering 4 questions is a little too much. Try to bring down the total time to 8 mins.
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Re: More focus on RC [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2013, 21:35
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prateekbhatt wrote:
Hi

I am doing pretty good in SC and CR but in RC my accuracy is around 70%, i have often noticed this that while reading a passage which is not interesting or if i get some difficult words in the beginning of it which am not used to, i get distracted very easily , often get lost in the middle of RC.

What is the best way to increase my focus and concentration in RC?

Ps- I do make notes while reading, also i take around 8-10 minutes to understand the RC and then i answer the questions in about 30-40 seconds each.


Try reading articles on subjects outside your comfort zone. Usually, for business/econ people, those subjects are science related and for engineers, those subjects are economics related. Force yourself to go through the article and run an oral brief summary at the end. Do this with 5 articles everyday. Chances are that the topic itself will become less boring after a while and you will get used to cruising through it nevertheless.
Assuming that the passage has 4 questions, 10 mins spent answering 4 questions is a little too much. Try to bring down the total time to 8 mins.


Hi karishma

Your posts are always helpful, I will try to read more and more....I have completed verbal review 2nd ed, now will work on OG(my target is to move from 70% to 95% accuracy).

But i have also noticed this that if i try to read fast i miss the flow and meaning of the passage and later while readng the questions i had to go back to the passage which wastes a lot of time....So this is the reason i spend good time on the Root of the passage and then may be a easy question can be answered in less than 30 seconds....

Regarding question break up i have 100% accuracy in Inference, main idea,authors tone but less than 40% accuracy in Logical structure and supporting ideas....

Gotto work on these two..
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