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# Can anyone recommend a book that has good tips on how to

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12 Sep 2006, 08:52
Can anyone recommend a book that has good tips on how to improve in RC?Is the Manhattan review any good?
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12 Sep 2006, 20:15
I tried the kaplan approach, but i have a tendency to skim through and not understand a word i read.
I wonder if speed reading books work

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12 Sep 2006, 20:27
There are certain tips to use, but in my own opinion, it is still the comprehension skills that count the most.

so start reading magazines like Fortune, Economist, and newspapers such as Wall Street journal. or online sites such as BBC, CNN, msn.com.

I think purely practicing RC questions does not help much.

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14 Sep 2006, 03:37
tennis_ball wrote:
There are certain tips to use, but in my own opinion, it is still the comprehension skills that count the most.

so start reading magazines like Fortune, Economist, and newspapers such as Wall Street journal. or online sites such as BBC, CNN, msn.com.

I think purely practicing RC questions does not help much.

I think so too. I've been practicing a LOT of RC questions these last couple of days without any improvement whatsoever

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15 Sep 2006, 12:19
kripalkavi wrote:
tennis_ball wrote:
There are certain tips to use, but in my own opinion, it is still the comprehension skills that count the most.

so start reading magazines like Fortune, Economist, and newspapers such as Wall Street journal. or online sites such as BBC, CNN, msn.com.

I think purely practicing RC questions does not help much.

I think so too. I've been practicing a LOT of RC questions these last couple of days without any improvement whatsoever

RC has been the bane of my standardized test taking career. I think the main thing is to maintain concentration and absorb everything. These reading techinques are all bogus and gimmicky.

Not sure if you meant Manhattan GMAT, but that book (critical reasoning/reading comp) is HORIRBLE.

I think just reading intellectual articles and trying to understand it is the best practice, when not actually doing RC practice. Other than that, you just gotta do what is best for you. I think reading comp is highly personal.

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15 Sep 2006, 15:44
I agree with the above sentiments completely. Practice, practice, and when you think you've done enough, go at it some more.

I tried all techniques posted on this forum, and the ones taught at MGMAT. None worked for me as well as poring through the RC sections from RC1000, OG and LSAT material.

My logic now is simple: Read, explain to self, jot if needed. Repeat liberally. I'm a fast reader but a slow comprehender, so this works. It may not for you. You need to take some time over it, try different things, and see what works best.

I realize after all these RC sections that you're not being tested on the ability to spot data in the passage and vomit it out....you're expected to know its meaning in context of the passage, which (duh) is why they call it reading comp. This is the difference between reading and understanding. The best tips I found on this forum are about active reading, try to repeat everything as if you're explaining it to someone in simple terms.

nuf said.

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