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I'm very frustrated with RC. My accuracy of RC is around 10%. (CR and SC are about 70%-80%). I'm not talking about practice test. Even I spend a lot of time to read the article and look up for vocabularies, whenever I answer the question, the accuracy is 10%.....

With careful reading, I understand the article. However, I can't choose correct answer.

Originally posted by 1234masuo on 26 Apr 2015, 10:41.
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1234masuo wrote:
Hi,

I'm very frustrated with RC. My accuracy of RC is around 10%. (CR and SC are about 70%-80%)
I'm not talking about practice test.
Even I spend a lot of time to read the article and look up for vocabularies, whenever I answer the question, the accuracy is 10%.....
With careful reading, I understand the article. However, I can't choose correct answer.

Dear 1234masuo,

I'm happy to respond. :-) First and foremost, I would recommend reading this blog:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2014/how-to-imp ... bal-score/
If you have any problems with GMAT RC, one of the very best things you can do is develop a daily habit of sophisticated reading.

Also, I will caution you about your self-appraisal. You wrote:
"With careful reading, I understand the article. However, I can't choose correct answer"
My friend, there are many levels of understanding. In this blog, I talk about this more in the context of math:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/understand ... rformance/
Similar levels happen in reading.

The author Vladimir Nabokov say that no one understands any great work of literature on the first reading: we can really be said to have "read" a novel until we have read it for at least the second time. Now, of course, understanding a complex work of literature is far above understanding a GMAT CR passage, but nevertheless, there are layers and layers of what it means to "understand." Don't be naive in applying the "I understand" tag to yourself without appreciate these many layers.

Here are some blog articles you may find helpful in approaching GMAT RC:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-readi ... nferences/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-readi ... ng-except/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/strategies ... ion-types/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/how-to-stu ... rehension/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/inference- ... rehension/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-rc-el ... g-answers/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-readi ... ully-once/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/curiosity- ... n-success/

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Mike :-)
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To improve RC - you really need visual guidance. Don't read articles about how to improve reading. You improve by actually doing or watching someone else do.

That's why you might find these video walkthroughs helpful: http://www.gmatpill.com/practicequestio ... tions.html
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1234masuo wrote:
Hi,

I'm very frustrated with RC. My accuracy of RC is around 10%. (CR and SC are about 70%-80%)
I'm not talking about practice test.
Even I spend a lot of time to read the article and look up for vocabularies, whenever I answer the question, the accuracy is 10%.....
With careful reading, I understand the article. However, I can't choose correct answer.


To improve your reading, I would suggest to read The Economist or the Wall street Journal.
For RC question types study the MGMAT study guides. They are comprehensive and covers all types of GMAT RC questions.
Everyday practice atleast 3-4 RC passages. It will definitely improve your comprehension and accuracy.
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