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Need: RC Improvement tips [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2014, 23:18
Hello E-GMAT Team,

Thanks a lot for your help so far. I am an existing verbal live prep user.

To give you a little background about my prep:

I have completed all RC concepts from E-GMAT. And also completed OG RC passages as mentioned in OG List 1 i.e. around 20 RC passage. So far i have found my accuracy is 60-70 %. Sometimes it is 60% and sometimes is even 90 depending upon RC passage.

Now I am little concerned as I am not sure how exactly I should improve my RC accuracy to at least 90% as I aim to score 750(have 2 months time). Also unlike SC/CR, there are not too many tips/tricks to improve on RC.

Although I am following all the reading strategies mentioned in E-GMAT. Sometime I am blown out by few passages such as mentioned below. May be due to unfamiliarity with the subjects. Kindly read the passage as I have question based on that:

Source: OG 12

Many United States companies have,
unfortunately, made the search for legal protection
from import competition into a major line of
work. Since 1980 the United States International
Trade Commission (ITC) has received about 280
complaints alleging damage from imports that
benefit from subsidies by foreign governments.
Another 340 charge that foreign companies
“dumped” their products in the United States at
“less than fair value.” Even when no unfair practices
are alleged, the simple claim that an industry has
been injured by imports is sufficient grounds to
seek relief.
Contrary to the general impression, this quest
for import relief has hurt more companies than
it has helped. As corporations begin to function
globally, they develop an intricate web of marketing,
production, and research relationships. The complexity
of these relationships makes it unlikely that a system
of import relief laws will meet the strategic needs of
all the units under the same parent company.
Internationalization increases the danger that
foreign companies will use import relief laws against
the very companies the laws were designed to
Suppose a United States–owned company
establishes an overseas plant to manufacture
a product while its competitor makes the same
product in the United States. If the competitor can
prove injury from the imports—and that the United
States company received a subsidy from a foreign
government to build its plant abroad—the United
States company’s products will be uncompetitive in
the United States, since they would be subject to

Perhaps the most brazen case occurred when
the ITC investigated allegations that Canadian
companies were injuring the United States salt
industry by dumping rock salt, used to de-ice roads.
The bizarre aspect of the complaint was that a
foreign conglomerate with United States operations
was crying for help against a United States
company with foreign operations. The “United
States” company claiming injury was a subsidiary
of a Dutch conglomerate, while the “Canadian’’
companies included a subsidiary of a Chicago firm
that was the second-largest domestic producer of
rock salt.

So during reading the the highlighted text can not understand how in the end author has concluded that the United
States company’s products will be uncompetitive in
the United States, since they would be subject to

And then I keep on thinking how might have author concluded this, go back to read nearby lines etc.. which in turn wast time.

Question: So what do you think what one should do in such situations? Also can you please explain why author concluded this?

To improve upon RC, I do read editorial page of news paper using reading strategies. But I am concerned about how exactly i can improve upon RC skills to 90% in given time i,e., 2 months as I understand RC is something that takes time and not a fast forward learning.

Seeking your help here!

Manoj Parashar
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Need: RC Improvement tips   [#permalink] 12 Apr 2014, 23:18
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