Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 25 Oct 2014, 20:53

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Strategies for RC Inference and Specific Detail Questions

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 15 Jan 2014
Posts: 44
GMAT Date: 05-14-2014
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 8

GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Strategies for RC Inference and Specific Detail Questions [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2014, 12:37
Does anyone have a best practice strategy for tackling RC inference and specific detail questions?

MGMAT says "Answers to “look-up” questions will be directly stated somewhere in the passage. Correct answers may use synonyms of the actual words in the passage, or else combine multiple pieces of information, but the choice will still reflect the information expressly given in the passage. Wrong answers will often fall into one of these categories: they could be plausible in the real world but not actually stated in the passage; they could contradict information given in the passage; or they could be irrelevant to the information given in the passage. ."

I am finding that when I get these questions, I'll scan the passage for the exact wording of the question but often the answer lies somewhere else. OR, I'm not quick enough to spot the synonyms or rephrasing. Is there a quick and dirty way to improve on this?

Thanks for the tips!! :o
_________________

GMATPrep1 620 Q44 V32
MGMAT 2A 630 Q40 V36
GMATPrep2 650 Q44 V35
MGMAT 3A 690 Q45 V38
GMATPrep1 710 Q47 V40 (retake)
MGMAT 4A 650 Q40 V39
GMATPrep EP1 670 Q44 V38
ACTUAL GMAT 600 Q35 V37
GMATPrep EP2 700 Q44 V41
GMATPrep2 700 Q42 V44 (retake)
ACTUAL GMAT 660 Q42 V39
MGMAT 650 Q39 V39
MGMAT 630 Q39 V37
GMAT PrepEP2 690 Q46 V39
ACTUAL GMAT 710 Q44 V44

Manhattan GMAT Discount CodesKaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 28 Apr 2012
Posts: 310
Location: India
GMAT 1: 650 Q48 V31
GMAT 2: 770 Q50 V47
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 199 [0], given: 142

Re: Strategies for RC Inference and Specific Detail Questions [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2014, 14:20
For Long RCs, generally I read the 1st question and then read the entire paragraph focussing on this question. This way, I quickly run over other texts just knowing what each paragraph is about and how it relates to the entire passage. Later on I revisit to specific portions.

For short and complex RCs, I try to understand the paragraph well in the 1st go , so that I do not have to revisit.
I am yet to encounter long and complex RCs, thanks to my poor reasoning skills in CR.

Detail questions generally appear in Long Passages. I use the trick by Kaplan - find the key word in the passage, read the sentence along with the preceding and succeeding sentences. Since you are looking for quick fix way, this may not give you 100% accuracy. :lol:

For Inference questions, I do not think you can do it in quick fix way. You need to understand the whole passage and view points, relate them, and come up with a approximate idea that matches with one of the answer choices.
_________________

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."
― Voltaire


Press Kudos, if I have helped.
Thanks!

shit-happens-my-journey-to-172475.html#p1372807

Expert Post
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 2445
Followers: 312

Kudos [?]: 2626 [0], given: 697

Re: Strategies for RC Inference and Specific Detail Questions [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2014, 14:11
Expert's post
Re: Strategies for RC Inference and Specific Detail Questions   [#permalink] 20 Mar 2014, 14:11
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
RC inference questions arjun206 1 22 Nov 2012, 21:05
2 Strategy for CR Inference questions? 01dynamic 2 08 Apr 2012, 15:54
1 Inference questions in RC ruturajp 2 26 Dec 2011, 01:44
1 Inference Questions on RC GMAT gmatpunjabi 3 04 Dec 2011, 18:53
Verbal - RC (Inference Questions) Improvment naly 0 10 Jan 2008, 08:19
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Strategies for RC Inference and Specific Detail Questions

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.