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28 Feb 2016, 01:00
Dear Gmat experts,

After completed OG16 RC passages, I find that the creating a mental map through keywords is very useful. I finished more than half of passages in OG 2016 with a very good accuracy rate. (Thanks to Manhattan RC Guide 6th e.)

However, , with the last 6-8 passages in OG 2016 (I think almost 700+), this technique may be no longer effective for me. Even when I read the explanation in back of the book, I still don't know how to avoid my mistakes again. Could someone help me explain:

- what make a passage become 700+ (or why it so hard)

- is there any signal to quickly recognize this kind of passages? (feeling? ambiguity in structure? )

- is there any particular tips for this kind of heavy weight boxers?

- What is the bad future may happen in the GMAT test if you fall all the 700+ RC question? (I mean get 3-4 Incorrect in a line) (as I suppose that I will skip this kind of passage in the test to get more time for others)

Examples of touch passages on OG 16 I met:
og-16-most-attempts-by-physicists-to-send-particles-faster-207278.html
jon-clark-s-study-of-the-effect-of-the-modernization-of-a-88689.html
og-16-most-attempts-by-physicists-to-send-particles-faster-207278.html

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01 Mar 2016, 00:48
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Hello,

Well, I don't think we need to recognize that a question is 700 or not. Doing this you would only reduce your accuracy because you would be devoting some time thinking about the easy/hard nature of the question.

I think a hard RC question generally have two answer choice which are very close, so just try to justify each and every word in those answer choices. I have seen many questions which are incorrectly just because those have one additional/incorrect word.

More than that I think difficult RC questions sometimes also test your critical reasoning skills (specially there are several strengthen/weaken questions in RC), so get more familiar with CR also.

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01 Mar 2016, 01:35
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johnnguyen2016 wrote:
Dear Gmat experts,

After completed OG16 RC passages, I find that the creating a mental map through keywords is very useful. I finished more than half of passages in OG 2016 with a very good accuracy rate. (Thanks to Manhattan RC Guide 6th e.)

However, , with the last 6-8 passages in OG 2016 (I think almost 700+), this technique may be no longer effective for me. Even when I read the explanation in back of the book, I still don't know how to avoid my mistakes again. Could someone help me explain:

- what make a passage become 700+ (or why it so hard)

- is there any signal to quickly recognize this kind of passages? (feeling? ambiguity in structure? )

- is there any particular tips for this kind of heavy weight boxers?

- What is the bad future may happen in the GMAT test if you fall all the 700+ RC question? (I mean get 3-4 Incorrect in a line) (as I suppose that I will skip this kind of passage in the test to get more time for others)

Examples of touch passages on OG 16 I met:
og-16-most-attempts-by-physicists-to-send-particles-faster-207278.html
jon-clark-s-study-of-the-effect-of-the-modernization-of-a-88689.html
og-16-most-attempts-by-physicists-to-send-particles-faster-207278.html

Hi John,

1) firstly, you will not fall into ALL so called 700+ difficulty level Qs. The very first one should be testing you at slightly lower level Qs.

2) Secondly, Even if a para is supposedly 700+level, there will be one odd Qs which should be of lower difficulty level...

3) LEVELS really don't make any difference. A Q of 600 level, if not understood is 700+ and a 700+ if understood is an easy one..

4) higher Difficulty level would generally mean EITHER the para is on topics like science, business oriented, which general public is not very interested/aware about OR the Qs are more to do with inference of the topic, understanding the passage..

5) If you ever feel during REAL GMAT that you have encountered a tough PARA, be happy and more confident that you are in 700+ level rather than being discouraged about it..

6) TIP:- take it as a normal PARA and don't give up under pressure, you may still home on to final 2-3 choices and then make an intelligent guess.You have to tackle the Q as you do others

7) Understanding such passages is the key and do as many such passages as you can to build up your stamina not only for this Q but also maintaining your energy levels for the Qs ahead.

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02 Mar 2016, 03:37
chetan2u and WillGetIt

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