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# GMAT Club's Reading Comprehension Strategy Guide

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24 Oct 2013, 01:54
Hi all,

Thx for those strategies there are really helpful!

But there is one type of text I cannot deal correctly and efficiently with: the one paragraph text!

Can someone has a strategy on those ones?

thx you!
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28 Oct 2013, 04:23
gre and gmat rc , firstly go for structure and then go for answer............
structure mean - A brief idea about rc ,within 2min
go for answer mean- try to match question detail with passage detail
maximum time spend on a question - 2min
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26 Sep 2014, 20:07
Hello BB,

Sorry to throw this question at you - as I am sure it has been a while since your GMAT. But I will ask it anyways, in hopes for a reply. And will try to keep it short.

You mentioned - that you takes notes while you read & summarize each paragraph briefly (after reading the para) and repeat this for every para, and then you summarize the whole para.

1. When you paraphrase and summarize each para - do you note down the short summary (of each para and the passage)?

2. After this whole exercise - when you answer the questions, do you go back to read the passage or parts of passage? OR Do you just force yourself to answer based on whatever information you gathered? (because of time limitations)

Thanks!
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07 Dec 2014, 05:16
very good post. Thank you for taking time to write such a valuable guide.
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14 Apr 2015, 14:32
It is a great post. Thanks a lot.
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28 May 2015, 03:49
I failed gmat many times and many years to realize that in this forum there is no discussion of how to read.

but

the most important thing is how to read. only if you know how to read, reading a lot is effective.

I read many years without efficiency, without result . now I understand that how to read is the first thing to know. this skill is taught in english course such as, in vietnam, TOEFL courses.

read and analyse the sentence structure at the same time. you can properly understand the sentence when you know the grammatical roles of entities. This point means you have to realize the grammatical roles intantly when you read the sentences. after getting a high score on TOEFL I have not had this skill.

I reread basic grammar books and begin the habit of finding the grammatical roles of entities. the result is clear. I learn both grammar and reading skill. reading skill is just a process of analysing and realizing the grammatical roles of entities.

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10 Jul 2015, 04:56

Hey guys...
Good News !!!

The PowerScore GMAT Reading Comprehension Bible1 June 2015
by David M. Killoran, Steven G. Stein and Nicolay I. Siclunov
is released.
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03 Feb 2016, 09:21
Hi bb

I am planning to use Aristotle rc Grail for preparation. What do you make of this book?
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22 May 2016, 10:01
BB
Another question, when I read, I pick out ocean of new vocabularies that I do not know, so is it right to study them or it is a waste of time and depend on that reading again and over again will fix them in my mind ?
Please note that I am not an English native.
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22 May 2016, 10:27
hatemnag wrote:
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Another question, when I read, I pick out ocean of new vocabularies that I do not know, so is it right to study them or it is a waste of time and depend on that reading again and over again will fix them in my mind ?
Please note that I am not an English native.

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Hope this helps !!
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27 Sep 2016, 12:58
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23 Oct 2016, 06:08
Evolution of strategies that work for you!
Hi Guys, this post actually helped me a lot with my prep. In fact I tried all the strategies mentioned in this post to finally come up with my own. Thank you for all the help. Thanks bb for putting this together.
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23 Oct 2016, 08:32
mandark1709 wrote:
Evolution of strategies that work for you!
Hi Guys, this post actually helped me a lot with my prep. In fact I tried all the strategies mentioned in this post to finally come up with my own. Thank you for all the help. Thanks bb for putting this together.

Mandar, do you mind sharing your strategy? I am struggling with RCs at the moment.
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23 Oct 2016, 08:39
sgk9999 wrote:
mandark1709 wrote:
Evolution of strategies that work for you!
Hi Guys, this post actually helped me a lot with my prep. In fact, I tried all the strategies mentioned in this post to finally come up with my own. Thank you for all the help. Thanks bb for putting this together.

Mandar, do you mind sharing your strategy? I am struggling with RCs at the moment.

I would encourage you to try out all the strategies highlighted in this post. My strategy is kind of weird.
Give it a go:
- Start reading in a fake-newsreader-kind of accent. This kind of helps me with internalizing the content of the passage in a single read. I know that lipsing slows you down but still this is the one strategy that works for me.
- If the passage is a really hard one, I make sure I understand the first line and understand what the author is trying to say.
- I generally swear if the author points out something bad in the passage, say 'awesome' if something good happens. This keeps me connected with the author. Especially if you are Indian words like bc/mc work really really well.

That's my 0.2\$ strategy. PM me if anything.

Regards,
Mandar
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23 Oct 2016, 08:41
mandark1709 wrote:
sgk9999 wrote:
mandark1709 wrote:
Evolution of strategies that work for you!
Hi Guys, this post actually helped me a lot with my prep. In fact, I tried all the strategies mentioned in this post to finally come up with my own. Thank you for all the help. Thanks bb for putting this together.

Mandar, do you mind sharing your strategy? I am struggling with RCs at the moment.

I would encourage you to try out all the strategies highlighted in this post. My strategy is kind of weird.
Give it a go:
- Start reading in a fake-newsreader-kind of accent. This kind of helps me with internalizing the content of the passage in a single read. I know that lipsing slows you down but still this is the one strategy that works for me.
- If the passage is a really hard one, I make sure I understand the first line and understand what the author is trying to say.
- I generally swear if the author points out something bad in the passage, say 'awesome' if something good happens. This keeps me connected with the author. Especially if you are Indian words like bc/mc work really really well.

That's my 0.2\$ strategy. PM me if anything.

Regards,
Mandar

Thanks a lot. I ll definitely try this. Hope this works.
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17 Apr 2017, 02:47
Just discovered a great link in OP, Gin's RC technique. Give it a try if you also happened to overlook it.

The new and more updated version of this discussion is available here:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/guide-to-rea ... 21112.html
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