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CR and RC Tips?

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New post 01 Oct 2008, 02:32
Can you give me some valuable tips on this?
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New post 15 Oct 2008, 15:21
There is one simple approach that I always take when tackling these sorts of questions.

RC- I read the passage to understand it. (although Kaplan may not agree with this method) That way, when I read the corresponding questions I already have an idea of what the answer should be before I even look at the answer choices.

CR- Before reading the passage, I read the accompanying question.
After reading the passage, I poke holes in the argument and tackle it as if it were someone talking to me (I love to argue). In real life when someone is arguing with you, you always look for the weakness in their argument, right? Well, that's what I do with CR passages. The answer is usually what I thought it was before even reading the answer choices.

Also, be wary of questions like this: 'Which of the following does NOT support the above argument.'
Although you may be compelled to look for the answer that weakens the argument, make sure you look for the answer that doesn't weaken the argument and doesn't support it either. That is usually the correct one.

I hope this helps.
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New post 15 Oct 2008, 15:26
I use SC and CR to save time for RC

RC is my weak spot, i almost always miss the main point and most of the things they ask, so it consumes a lot of time...

u can get pretty good in SC and CR if u practice gmat logic
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New post 18 Oct 2008, 12:04
When you are practicing, take notes religiously. In RC, take notes about the important parts. For CR, paraphrase each sentence in your own words and really try to relate it to the prior sentence. This will build up your concentration, as you go on, you won't need to write things out anymore, your brain will just be processing it in the same manner. When I started out, with all my writing I could barely finish a verbal practice test, but on test day I finished verbal in about 30 minutes and received a 95%.
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New post 20 Oct 2008, 17:40
Reading Comprehension is very difficult because most of us read wrong. We have to focus on 3 things when we read: speed, comprehension, and recall. There are 3 bad habits that slow us down:
1)saying the words out loud in our head
2)rereading
2)focusing on one word at a time.
I decided to create an entry on my gmat blog with exercises to break that pattern. Please check it out here:
http://800gmatblog.zoxic.com/reading-comprehension/reading-comprehension-101-the-definitive-guide
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