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How to improve in Reading Comprehension

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I have been consistently getting my RC questions incorrect. Process of Elimination is not doing much good. I have been practising from the Official Guide and Kaplan. Any help on approaching the RC questions would be appreciated.
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I have been consistently getting my RC questions incorrect. Process of Elimination is not doing much good. I have been practising from the Official Guide and Kaplan. Any help on approaching the RC questions would be appreciated.


Hi Diya04 ,

Welcome to GMATClub :)

Going with POE only approach will never help you on GMAT RCs.

Your aim should be first understand the argument properly and then go back to the questions.

Here is a great post written by our experts. Have a look:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/experts-topi ... 41004.html

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Hi there - as a non native speaker the S.T.O.P procedure has helped me a lot. Scope, Tone, Organization and Purpose. Remember Purpose = Scope + Tone. This is a veritas process - google it and there's a ton of articles on it. Finally, never proceed beyond the next paragraph or a 10line section without understanding what the previous portion was all about. Good tool for that: can you summarize the entire para in 6-7 words. This help you organize your the stimulus. STOP procedure also teaches you that all GMAT passages can be broken into ADO types - analytical, descriptive and opinion based ....... these will get you through the universal question types and the topic specific ones can be addressed by looking at your organization/ para-roadmap. In the end your always employing POE : but this will enable faster elimination!


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Improving RC can be tricky. In the end, you need to actually practice and get familiar with reading quickly and going through answer choices.

It can be difficult to learn to improve RC by reading about it.

Take a look at this passage and the corresponding video explanation - see if it helps:

http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-t ... stion/2125

As you read the passage, you will want to focus on transition words - because these words give the overall structure of what you're reading some meaning. Focus on these and just quickly glance through the other words - that's usually your best approach.

Example: http://www.gmatpill.com/practicequestio ... inking.mp4


Here's the corresponding video walkthrough of eliminating answer choices:

http://www.gmatpill.com/practicequestio ... ion001.mp4
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Hi Diya04,

While you've identified RC as an area that needs some extra work, it's unclear how you're performing on all of the other areas of the GMAT. Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?

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4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
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