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

It is currently 16 Apr 2014, 05:29

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

Without any preamble, I come directly to three different

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
15 KUDOS received
Director
Director
User avatar
Status: Enjoying the GMAT journey....
Joined: 26 Aug 2011
Posts: 735
Location: India
GMAT 1: 620 Q49 V24
Followers: 56

Kudos [?]: 249 [15] , given: 264

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Without any preamble, I come directly to three different [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2012, 19:11
15
This post received
KUDOS
Without any preamble, I come directly to three different techniques of attacking RC:-

Option 1. Read the passage thoroughly and comprehend it before you attack the questions(optional-may note down zist and important details, very short)..Time taking, very high accuracy, at times need not to refer back to passage,more time spent on passage and very less time on answering questions...time taken on short passage with three question 6-7 mins..medium to long passages(with 4 questions) 8-10 mins..affordable only if ur spending less than 1 1/2 min per question(average) in CR and SC.

Option 2. Read first para of the passage thoroughly, understand the tone set by the passage and thereafter skim through the rest of the passage... comparatively less time taking...frequent referring back to passage required while answering the questions...be ready to compromise accuracy......recom when running out of time...

Option 3. Read first para of the passage thoroughly, understand the tone set by the passage and thereafter read only the opening sentence of the next paras and skim the balance of the paras...in the end read the conclusion carefully and make a flow chart of the entire passage in ur mind(very quick 10- 15 secs) ( optional--may take very short notes)...less time consuming than option 1 but 30 sec to a min extra time taken than option 2....Questions asking for Tone, primary purpose and main idea can be answered right away without referring back to passage....Questions asking details are required to be referred back to passage ...Good accuracy.....on an average 2 min/Qn( including reading the passage)

It all depends upon how much time you have and how much errors you are ready to accept. One may choose the option that best fits the overall Verbal approach.
views of fellow gmatters are more than welcome. :)
_________________

Fire the final bullet only when you are constantly hitting the Bull's eye, till then KEEP PRACTICING.

A WAY TO INCREASE FROM QUANT 35-40 TO 47 : a-way-to-increase-from-q35-40-to-q-138750.html

Q 47/48 To Q 50 + the-final-climb-quest-for-q-50-from-q47-129441.html#p1064367

Three good RC strategies three-different-strategies-for-attacking-rc-127287.html

Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 30 Mar 2012
Posts: 36
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 11

GMAT Tests User
Re: Three different Strategies for attacking RC [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2012, 01:09
rajeevrks27 wrote:
Without any preamble,I come directly to three different techniques of attacking RC:-

Option 1. Read the passage thoroughly and comprehend it before you attack the questions(optional-may note down zist and important details, very short)..Time taking, very high accuracy, at times need not to refer back to passage,more time spent on passage and very less time on answering questions...time taken on short passage with three question 6-7 mins..medium to long passages(with 4 questions) 8-10 mins..affordable only if ur spending less than 1 1/2 min per question(average) in CR and SC.


This one would bomb when someone is running short of time

rajeevrks27 wrote:
Option 2. Read first para of the passage thoroughly, understand the tone set by the passage and thereafter skim through the rest of the passage... comparatively less time taking...frequent referring back to passage required while answering the questions...be ready to compromise accuracy......recom when running out of time...


This one is the ideal option of solving RC and that would sap onces time as well

rajeevrks27 wrote:
Option 3. Read first para of the passage thoroughly, understand the tone set by the passage and thereafter read only the opening sentence of the next paras and skim the balance of the paras...in the end read the conclusion carefully and make a flow chart of the entire passage in ur mind(very quick 10- 15 secs) ( optional--may take very short notes)...less time consuming than option 1 but 30 sec to a min extra time taken than option 2....Questions asking for Tone, primary purpose and main idea can be answered right away without referring back to passage....Questions asking details are required to be referred back to passage ...Good accuracy.....on an average 2 min/Qn( including reading the passage)


This according to me would be the best optin
_________________

This time its personal..

Director
Director
User avatar
Status: Enjoying the GMAT journey....
Joined: 26 Aug 2011
Posts: 735
Location: India
GMAT 1: 620 Q49 V24
Followers: 56

Kudos [?]: 249 [0], given: 264

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: Three different Strategies for attacking RC [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2012, 02:41
@ slay3r, I agree with you, even i am using the same option 3.
_________________

Fire the final bullet only when you are constantly hitting the Bull's eye, till then KEEP PRACTICING.

A WAY TO INCREASE FROM QUANT 35-40 TO 47 : a-way-to-increase-from-q35-40-to-q-138750.html

Q 47/48 To Q 50 + the-final-climb-quest-for-q-50-from-q47-129441.html#p1064367

Three good RC strategies three-different-strategies-for-attacking-rc-127287.html

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 173
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.69
WE: Analyst (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 19 [1] , given: 13

Re: Three different Strategies for attacking RC [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2012, 12:24
1
This post received
KUDOS
I use option 1, but luckily I don't usually refer back to the passage often. Then again I haven't spent that much time refining RC yet. It's important to know your reading style, if your the type that is very absorbed into your reading and can retain information at a high rate, then Option 1 would work. But if you find yourself zoning out when you try to get through an entire passage, then definitely explore the other two options
3 KUDOS received
GMAT Pill Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 14 Apr 2009
Posts: 1360
Location: New York, NY
Followers: 255

Kudos [?]: 553 [3] , given: 5

Re: Three different Strategies for attacking RC [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2012, 12:28
3
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Affiliations: Project Management Professional (PMP)
Joined: 30 Jun 2011
Posts: 213
Location: New Delhi, India
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 12

GMAT Tests User
Re: Three different Strategies for attacking RC [#permalink] New post 20 May 2012, 19:34
rajeevrks27 wrote:
Without any preamble,I come directly to three different techniques of attacking RC:-

Option 1. Read the passage thoroughly and comprehend it before you attack the questions(optional-may note down zist and important details, very short)..Time taking, very high accuracy, at times need not to refer back to passage,more time spent on passage and very less time on answering questions...time taken on short passage with three question 6-7 mins..medium to long passages(with 4 questions) 8-10 mins..affordable only if ur spending less than 1 1/2 min per question(average) in CR and SC.

Option 2. Read first para of the passage thoroughly, understand the tone set by the passage and thereafter skim through the rest of the passage... comparatively less time taking...frequent referring back to passage required while answering the questions...be ready to compromise accuracy......recom when running out of time...

Option 3. Read first para of the passage thoroughly, understand the tone set by the passage and thereafter read only the opening sentence of the next paras and skim the balance of the paras...in the end read the conclusion carefully and make a flow chart of the entire passage in ur mind(very quick 10- 15 secs) ( optional--may take very short notes)...less time consuming than option 1 but 30 sec to a min extra time taken than option 2....Questions asking for Tone, primary purpose and main idea can be answered right away without referring back to passage....Questions asking details are required to be referred back to passage ...Good accuracy.....on an average 2 min/Qn( including reading the passage)

It all depends upon how much time you have and how much errors you are ready to accept. One may choose the option that best fits the overall Verbal approach.
views of fellow gmatters are more than welcome. :)


Thanks for the tips
Even i think option 3 is the best...
_________________

Best
Vaibhav

If you found my contribution helpful, please click the +1 Kudos button on the left, Thanks

1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 10 May 2010
Posts: 751
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 284 [1] , given: 162

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: Three different Strategies for attacking RC [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2012, 10:01
1
This post received
KUDOS
rajeevrks27 wrote:
Without any preamble,I come directly to three different techniques of attacking RC:-

Option 1. Read the passage thoroughly and comprehend it before you attack the questions(optional-may note down zist and important details, very short)..Time taking, very high accuracy, at times need not to refer back to passage,more time spent on passage and very less time on answering questions...time taken on short passage with three question 6-7 mins..medium to long passages(with 4 questions) 8-10 mins..affordable only if ur spending less than 1 1/2 min per question(average) in CR and SC.

Option 2. Read first para of the passage thoroughly, understand the tone set by the passage and thereafter skim through the rest of the passage... comparatively less time taking...frequent referring back to passage required while answering the questions...be ready to compromise accuracy......recom when running out of time...

Option 3. Read first para of the passage thoroughly, understand the tone set by the passage and thereafter read only the opening sentence of the next paras and skim the balance of the paras...in the end read the conclusion carefully and make a flow chart of the entire passage in ur mind(very quick 10- 15 secs) ( optional--may take very short notes)...less time consuming than option 1 but 30 sec to a min extra time taken than option 2....Questions asking for Tone, primary purpose and main idea can be answered right away without referring back to passage....Questions asking details are required to be referred back to passage ...Good accuracy.....on an average 2 min/Qn( including reading the passage)

It all depends upon how much time you have and how much errors you are ready to accept. One may choose the option that best fits the overall Verbal approach.
views of fellow gmatters are more than welcome. :)


For short passages 1, for long passages 2.
_________________

Spring has passed, summer is gone and winter is here. And the song that I meant to sing remains unsung.
For I have spent my days stringing and un-stringing my instrument.

1 KUDOS received
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 2173
Followers: 170

Kudos [?]: 1504 [1] , given: 610

GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: Without any preamble, I come directly to three different [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2012, 08:27
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
For me these strategie to read, skim, and so on do not work.

I'm sure that during the exam the RC passage are monsters. It's true we can higlight always the same structure throughout the entire passage but on the most difficult one the main idea can be at the end, beginning....the tone could be a single word, and so on.

best is to understand the entire situation "the whole picture" albeit do not pay much attention on details.

;)
_________________

KUDOS is the good manner to help the entire community.

Manager
Manager
Joined: 05 Sep 2012
Posts: 79
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 17

Re: Without any preamble, I come directly to three different [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2012, 01:39
rajeevrks27 wrote:
Without any preamble, I come directly to three different techniques of attacking RC:-

Option 3. Read first para of the passage thoroughly, understand the tone set by the passage and thereafter read only the opening sentence of the next paras and skim the balance of the paras...in the end read the conclusion carefully and make a flow chart of the entire passage in ur mind(very quick 10- 15 secs) ( optional--may take very short notes)...less time consuming than option 1 but 30 sec to a min extra time taken than option 2....Questions asking for Tone, primary purpose and main idea can be answered right away without referring back to passage....Questions asking details are required to be referred back to passage ...Good accuracy.....on an average 2 min/Qn( including reading the passage)


Some guides recommend not to read the conclusion though because the last para need not be a conclusion most of the times. Its just another para, so assuming it as conclusion might distort the interpretation. :|
BSchool Thread Master
User avatar
Joined: 28 May 2012
Posts: 138
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GPA: 3.33
WE: Information Technology (Retail)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 11

Re: Without any preamble, I come directly to three different [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2012, 20:11
rajeevrks27 wrote:
Without any preamble, I come directly to three different techniques of attacking RC:-

Option 1. Read the passage thoroughly and comprehend it before you attack the questions(optional-may note down zist and important details, very short)..Time taking, very high accuracy, at times need not to refer back to passage,more time spent on passage and very less time on answering questions...time taken on short passage with three question 6-7 mins..medium to long passages(with 4 questions) 8-10 mins..affordable only if ur spending less than 1 1/2 min per question(average) in CR and SC.



I personally feel this is the best option as it hits the accuracy rate pretty well.

I've hardly had to refer back to passage using this method.
_________________

You want something, go get it . Period !

Re: Without any preamble, I come directly to three different   [#permalink] 12 Sep 2012, 20:11
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
New posts There are three different assembly operations to be singaks 2 06 Mar 2008, 21:09
New posts Any difference?? boeinz 1 18 Aug 2009, 23:35
New posts 2 Experts publish their posts in the topic If three numbers are randomly selected from set A without shrive555 4 28 Dec 2010, 09:02
New posts I have not come across shankar245 3 08 Feb 2012, 20:09
Popular new posts 15 Experts publish their posts in the topic MBA without any work experience suraj2312 16 19 Dec 2012, 06:58
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Without any preamble, I come directly to three different

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


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®.