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Although the industrial union organizations that emerged under the banner of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in the 1930s and 1940s embraced the principles of nondiscrimination and inclusion, the role of women within unions reflected the prevailing gender ideology of the period. Elizabeth Faue's study of the labor movement in Minneapolis argues that women were marginalized by union bureaucratization and by the separation of unions from the community politics from which industrial unionism had emerged. Faue stresses the importance of women's contribution to the development of unions at the community level, contributions that made women's ultimate fate within the city's labor movement all the more poignant: as unions reached the peak of their strength in the 1940s, the community base that had made their success possible and to which women's contributions were so vital became increasingly irrelevant to unions' institutional life.

In her study of CIO industrial unions from the 1930s to the 1970s, Nancy F. Gabin also acknowledges the pervasive male domination in the unions, but maintains that women workers were able to create a political space within some unions to advance their interests as women. Gabin shows that, despite the unions' tendency to marginalize women's issues, working women's demands were a constant undercurrent within the union, and she stresses the links between the unions' women activists and the wave of feminism that emerged in the 1960s.
1. According to the passage, Faue's study and Gabin's study agree in that both

A. attribute the inclusion of women in unions to the policies of the CIO
B. emphasize the importance of unions at the community level
C. argue that women played important roles in the establishment of industrial union organizations
D. suggest that women in industrial union organizations played a subordinate role
E. suggest that the interests of women workers were incompatible with those of unions in general




2. Which of the following can be inferred regarding the "gender ideology" mentioned in the highlighted text?

A. It prevented women from making significant contributions to the establishment of industrial unions.
B. It resulted from the marginalization of women in industrial unions.
C. It had a significant effect on the advancement of women's issues within industrial unions.
D. Its primary tenets were nondiscrimination and inclusion.
E. Its effects were mitigated by the growth of industrial unions.




3. The author of the passage is primarily concerned with

A. presenting two views
B. reconciling two antithetical claims
C. assessing conflicting evidence
D. weakening a generally accepted argument
E. tracing the development of an ideology




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Hello Steinbeck,
Thank you for the appreciation .

I approach Reading Comprehension questions as a Critical Reasoning one.
I look at the question first and then read the passage to infer what are the author's thoughts ?
For every paragraph ,think what is the purpose, why it is mentioned here ?
Try to identify the conclusion . Each passage will have a conclusion .
Also, even if you are a native speaker, cultivate the habit of reading .Read on wide variety of topics. It is very handy when solving RC questions

Let's take this passage as a example :

The conclusion is the 3rd line : " the role of women within unions reflected the prevailing gender ideology of the period"
Going ahead ,next set of lines defend the conclusion .
In the second paragraph, the author quotes another study to strengthen the conclusion.

So to summarize, this passage is about the role of women in a given period. Author provides two sets of study to strengthen the conclusion .
Keeping this conclusion in mind look at the questions.

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Time taken 8 mins.
Q1 & 2 spoiled my timing.

1. According to the passage, Faue's study and Gabin's study agree in that both
D. suggest that women in industrial union organizations played a subordinate role
"Gabin also acknowledges the pervasive male domination in the unions"

2. Which of the following can be inferred regarding the "gender ideology" mentioned in the highlighted text?
B: It resulted from the marginalization of women in industrial unions.
>>the role of women within unions reflected the prevailing gender ideology of the period.Blah blah.. that women were marginalized by union bureaucratization ..
Option B is something that we cant prove from given argument. It may be that it led to MOW.
C. It had a significant effect on the advancement of women's issues within industrial unions.
>>"the community base that had made their success possible and to which women's contributions were so vital became increasingly irrelevant to unions' institutional life." Thi indirectly implies C.
D:Its primary tenets were nondiscrimination and inclusion.
>> Opposite. Also D is said abt CIO not GI.
industrial union organizations ..... embraced the principles of nondiscrimination and inclusion, the role of women within unions reflected the prevailing gender ideology of the period.

3. The author of the passage is primarily concerned with
A. presenting two views
C. assessing conflicting evidence
Close call for me between A and C.
But this is why A is correct.Second Para doesnt present conflicting evidence but something that was missed or not covered in Faue's study(Para 1).
"Nancy F. Gabin also acknowledges the pervasive male domination in the unions, but maintains ..."

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wow !! your timer appears as some kind of "forced advertisement"
anyway my take in 7 min 05 sec
1 D
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3 A
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Time taken = 7 mins.
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Wasnt easy to select answers. wasnt too difficult either. In second question, i had an important learning. Whenever a highlighted text is given, the line before and the line after that text must be clearly taken to consideration.
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1D 2C 3C(Incorrect)

Total time :3 minutes 13 seconds

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1D 2C 3C(Incorrect)

Total time :3 minutes 13 seconds

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You look like a real genius manishkhare

Can you please give me tips as to how do I lessen my time on RC
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Hello Steinbeck,
Thank you for the appreciation .

I approach Reading Comprehension questions as a Critical Reasoning one.
I look at the question first and then read the passage to infer what are the author's thoughts ?
For every paragraph ,think what is the purpose, why it is mentioned here ?
Try to identify the conclusion . Each passage will have a conclusion .
Also, even if you are a native speaker, cultivate the habit of reading .Read on wide variety of topics. It is very handy when solving RC questions

Let's take this passage as a example :

The conclusion is the 3rd line : " the role of women within unions reflected the prevailing gender ideology of the period"
Going ahead ,next set of lines defend the conclusion .
In the second paragraph, the author quotes another study to strengthen the conclusion.

So to summarize, this passage is about the role of women in a given period. Author provides two sets of study to strengthen the conclusion .
Keeping this conclusion in mind look at the questions.

Let me know if it helps.


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Thank You for such a prompt response. I hardly see anyone active on the RC Forum. I was delighted to see that some one replied. I see that you have a very good strategy at tackling RC's. This might work for me too :-D

Looking at the questions first, trying to locate the conclusion of each paragraph and then trying to relate each paragraph with one another. Sounds like a great therapy! I am eager to apply this in a couple of RC's that I am going to solve now. The only thing that's bugging me is how do you manage to solve all the questions with 100% accuracy and that too in less than average time.

Your timing is just more than perfect. Can you suggest something on that front apart from the reading exercise that you have already mentioned.

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I am sure my strategy will work for you too. Coming to the timing part, you need to train your ears for RC. There is no short-cut for this process. Make a habit to ready daily. Cover variety of topics from economics to bio-technology. Initially, it will be difficult but over a period of time you will be able to build speed.
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Hello Steinbeck,
What is your strategy for scoring 51 in Quant? I am struck in the range of 45-47 .
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Hello Steinbeck,
What is your strategy for scoring 51 in Quant? I am struck in the range of 45-47 .


Hello manishkhare

For some reason the comment box wasn't accepting my so called long post, so I have PMed you.

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manishkhare wrote:
Hello Steinbeck,
What is your strategy for scoring 51 in Quant? I am struck in the range of 45-47 .


Hello manishkhare

For some reason the comment box wasn't accepting my so called long post, so I have PMed you.

Hope that helps.


Steinbeck Can you pl share your tips with me as well, I would also like to know how did you score 51 in quant..
Thanks in advance :-)
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Well, I'll say that I have a flair for Quantitative Reasoning since High School. I have been actively participating in Math Olympiads and I love number crunching a lot. Having said that, I cannot totally attribute this trait to a great quant score. When I first started preparing I wasn't as good as I am today. Reason is simple. GMAT Quant is quite different from what we have learned at 'high school'. So, what really helped me?

1. I have practised 2000+ questions and the reason that I am able to do them is that I just love solving them. I have exhausted almost everything 'Official' and I'd highly recommend that you at least solve the following:
a) OG Latest Edition 2016 (Or any edition you have 13,15)
b) OG Quantitative Review
c) GMAT Question Pack (This has around 200+ PS and DS questions) - Paid product by GMAC
d) GMAT Prep 1, 2, 3, and 4 (This has a minimum of 37 X 4 = 148 questions. Take the tests at least twice. This will give you close to ~200 questions) -Prep 3 and 4 again are paid.

I have seen a lot of people commenting that the questions in Official Guide and other 'Official' material are comparatively easier than what they see on the GMAT. Even after that, I'd say practice these questions. Why ? Because this will help you think the GMAT way. This should at least take you to a level of Q 45-46!

2. Another reason that I think I do well is that I don't write much when I solve a Math question. I usually do Math in my mind so my scratch pad is not even half filled by the time I complete the Math section. This will be tough in the beginning but trust me as you'll practice you'll realise that it can do a lot good to you. This will save a lot of time. Start doing it on the DS section. Just on my say - Pick a set of 10 questions and set a timer of 20 mins. Behave as if you don't have a pen and paper and do it in the mind. If that helps, thank yourself that you discovered something good. If it doesn't, ignore and move ahead.

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4. Ian Stewart Sets - A must. I just cannot emphasise how good they are. Be it a entry level student or a highly qualified candidate.

5. MGMAT 5 Books (If you have time) : Make notes of important rules/formulas and jot down few examples and solution to questions that you stuck at.
[ Those who would like to build their basics, they can practise Manhattan Guides before doing what I have listed from Step 1 ]

And yes, whatever questions you get wrong from any of the sources that you are practising from, keep noting them down in Microsoft Word file along with the best possible explanation available on the Internet so that by the time you finish your preparation you have a handful of questions to review. Revise them after a period of 7 days. Keep accumulating and keep revising. This is the most important thing to scoring well on Quant (or rather on Verbal Section too)

Hope this helps.

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I am majorly worrying about DS part.. I am doing silly mistakes in this part (I miss few obvious things which I realize while reviewing the mistakes).. I have my GMAT on 6th Nov.. Can you suggest something to better in DS part.. And yes pl PM me those how to get those videos.
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I am majorly worrying about DS part.. I am doing silly mistakes in this part (I miss few obvious things which I realize while reviewing the mistakes).. I have my GMAT on 6th Nov.. Can you suggest something to better in DS part.. And yes pl PM me those how to get those videos.
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Took 7 mins 30 second , including 2 mins 20 seconds to read
-The author does not provide an opinion but merely provides 2 views on a subject
-The two views agree on certain aspects and also differ in certain aspects

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"In her study of CIO industrial unions from the 1930s to the 1970s, Nancy F. Gabin also acknowledges the pervasive male domination in the unions"

The above lines suggest that Nanacy Gabin agrees with Faue on the fact that there was a pervasive male domination in the Unions. This implies that Women in Industrial Unions played Subordinate roles.Hence Option (D) is the best answer.

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(C) It had a significant effect on the advancement of women's issues within industrial unions.

3. Wasn't sure about this answer :?
A. presenting two views
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