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Re: Analysis of GMAT 1- 670(Q49,V31) + GMAT 1 ESR & GMAT 2- 730(Q49,V40) [#permalink]
Thanks Rahul for sharing. This is indeed very helpful.

I analyzed my ESR and also came up with the similar result: My RC performance is also the lowest of all (47 percentile). This is quite opposite to what I used to believe about my weakest part - I thought CR is the lowest. Now I know I need to work on my reading comprehension ability.

What did you do to improve your reading skills? Did you just do the RC passages from OG and from RC99?

By the way, what you mentioned about the shift in mindset is excellent and I couldn't agree more! This is what I was told by a 750 scorer too! One of the reasons to score high is to really enjoy studying and think of the preparation as a chance to improve the skills.

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Analysis of GMAT 1- 670(Q49,V31) + GMAT 1 ESR & GMAT 2- 730(Q49,V40) [#permalink]
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What did you do to improve your reading skills? Did you just do the RC passages from OG and RC99?

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Hi,

Yes, RC99 and the GMATPREP questions from the pdf( the-most-comprehensive-collection-of-everything-official-cr-140375.html)

I learnt to solve RC problems in a similar manner to how I learned mathematics. Remember, what we do to master complicated maths topics: practice, practice, and practice.
Of course, practising RC takes time and effort, and it won't be a piece of cake but solve as many questions as you can. Do cause analysis for any problem you solve incorrectly or take too much time to answer. Look for patterns as to when and why you commit a mistake. Practice to read a passage in 4 to 4.5 mins; you have no other option. "Dictator" is a tool which you can use to increase your reading speed. When you read, teach your mind not to be overwhelmed, do not bring in your emotions into the equation. I mean do not have a favourite subject such as biology, scientific paper, etc. - do not think ' oh I do not like to read about animals, etc.' -> this will tire you mentally and slow you down.
As I have documented previously on this thread, I took into account all the mistakes I was prone to make and then trained myself never to repeat them again through practice. ( Documented in detail before.)

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