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The Best Approach To Tackle GMAT RC

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The Best Approach To Tackle GMAT RC [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2010, 23:15
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Hello Gurus,

I have joined a local GMAT study group and have preparing for the GMAT slowly but steadily.

Recently, we have started discussing the RC section of the GMAT test.

What's troubling me is the approach or method to go about this section. While some of the members of the study group insist that "Skimming The Passage" and using the all famous "1+1+1+F" method is the key, others negate this idea and argue that the best approach is to increase reading speeds and read the whole passage carefully while noting down important details before attempting the questions.

For those of you who do not really know about the "1+1+1+F" method, it involves a careful reading and paraphrasing of the "1st Sentence" of each paragraph along with the last sentence of the last paragraph to get a good know how of what the passage is all about. And then hit the given questions right after that. While attempting the questions, we may have to go back to the topic to read further for "lead-words questions", "line-reference questions", "structure/organization questions" etc.

Now, back to my query:

1) What is the best approach that would guarantee a 700? Should I go for skimming method or the "full read" method?
Especially considering the fact that I am not a native English Speaker. I have a good grasp of the English Language but not very sharp RC skills

2) What is the best resource (book) available to tackle and master the GMAT RC questions?

3) What are the proven "resources" on the GMATClub (from experiences) that best prepare you for the GMAT RC questions?

4) What are the proven tips/tricks/short-cuts etc. on the GMATClub for solving the RC Questions?

5) Any good and 700+(with good verbal scores) experiences of folks from the Indian Sub-Continent region?
Being from this part of the world, where we tend to be generally good at English but not very familiar with reading comprehensions and the fine strategies to tackle them.

Thanks for your support.

Farukh Awais
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Re: The Best Approach To Tackle GMAT RC [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2010, 11:55
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Here are my thoughts and general approaches:

The best/only RC book is the MGMAT RC, which is similar to the Kaplan Verbal Workbook in terms of its approach and also similar to PowerScore Verbal Bible - all 3 have RC sections but only MGMAT RC is a dedicated book.

Top 3 resources agree that reading the entire passage is a better approach... :wink:

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Re: The Best Approach To Tackle GMAT RC   [#permalink] 19 Jun 2010, 11:55
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