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How to improve RC skills?

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Hi,
After learning enough of methodoligies to improve RC skills, I have started practicing RCs. My initial observations are
1. Despite learning a lot about how to approach RC, I didnt see much improvement in me.
2. Whenever I time myself, my accuracy is very poor, while when I give ample time to understand the passage, the accuracy is very good.
Taking into mind the importance of time and accuracy altogether, how can I achieve that?
I have decided to solve 4 RCs a day.
I am writing this upon doing 8-10 RCs.
I am not a native English speaker.
Shall I keep practicing like this or I should try something more to improve.

Please help.

Thanks,in advance!

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Hi yogi02,

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when it comes to approaching RC prompts. First, you do NOT need to be a 'fast' reader, but you CANNOT afford to 'skim' the text. In simple terms, you have to do your best to understand everything that you are capable of understanding (don't worry about any big words or complex ideas - that's NOT what the GMAT is testing you on). Second, RC requires a certain amount of note-taking - and you have to train to properly do that work. If you're having trouble with RC right now, then the 'fix' is probably NOT to just work through lots and lots of RC passages. Your focus should be on learning and practicing the proper RC Tactics - and then practicing those Tactics on every RC passage that you face.

Before I can offer you any additional advice for your studies, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

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1) How long have you studied? How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs/mocks (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

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4) What is your overall 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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yogi02 wrote:
Hi,
After learning enough of methodoligies to improve RC skills, I have started practicing RCs. My initial observations are
1. Despite learning a lot about how to approach RC, I didnt see much improvement in me.
2. Whenever I time myself, my accuracy is very poor, while when I give ample time to understand the passage, the accuracy is very good.
Taking into mind the importance of time and accuracy altogether, how can I achieve that?
I have decided to solve 4 RCs a day.
I am writing this upon doing 8-10 RCs.
I am not a native English speaker.
Shall I keep practicing like this or I should try something more to improve.

Please help.

Thanks,in advance!

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Hi
I think the key is to try different strategies for RC and adopt the one which suits you.
In the below link, you will find some strategies that you can try. These are tried and tested ones and has helped a lot.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-read- ... 00886.html
Once you adopt a strategy then you can solve 4 RCs a day, to help you sharpen your skill and become more effective in RC.
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Hi yogi02,

I see that you have a few different questions regarding RC. Would you like some general advice on how to improve your RC skills?
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