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Hi experts,

and my friend JonShukhrat

please do help me in understanding the RC

RC i have been following many tactics,

1. fast reading and making errors( around 4/8) , I grew an unsettled thinking while doing this

2. if is do it slowly then even then i make few errors as (3/8) i am boiling down to 2 in each satisfactorily.

but the second one takes time which will for sure stress me enough to spoil my whole test.


3. Definitely i am getting few patterns of mistake to identify and rectify permanently, changing few words in ans choices such as institutions to individuals etc . Am i supposed to waste the GMAC sources to find these or i am supposed to practice in other sources first . But practicing in other sources i might be picking the wrong patterns initially.



Moreover i also wavering between reading fast and slow as few prep companies say read slow as egmat,

few say to read fast like veritas and manhattan.

I am ready to take any advice and practice as much as possible whatever the best method .

I am a non native speaker. But definitely i am ready to practice whatever the best.

i know i incoherently expressed my views. As i have lots of questions unanswered in my mind , it is being expressed from my mind in this fashion.

sorry about that, but ur advice is very much appreciated.

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Originally posted by ccheryn on 22 Sep 2019, 03:32.
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Hi ccheryn,

When it comes to the GMAT, you do NOT need to be a 'fast' reader, but since you do need to reasonably understand what you are reading, "skimming" text is not a good idea either. Reading at a reasonable pace - and consistently taking organized notes - are both really important aspects of scoring at a high level in RC (and every other question type on 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? How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
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?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Hi ccheryn,

When it comes to the GMAT, you do NOT need to be a 'fast' reader, but since you do need to reasonably understand what you are reading, "skimming" text is not a good idea either. Reading at a reasonable pace - and consistently taking organized notes - are both really important aspects of scoring at a high level in RC (and every other question type on 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:
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Rich

First of all ,

Thanks Rich EMPOWERgmatRichC, for helping me out in RC and for suggestions.

so to answer ur queries to help me further.

1) How long have you studied? How many hours do you typically study each week?

Till now about 300 hours
since last week studying for around 40 hours approx . from this week planning to increase that
RC i am yet to touch, just started and solved just 3 RC in OG thats all.

2) What study materials have you used so far?
egmat , and veritas

3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
about a year ago, when i started preparing quant was 36, and verbal was 24 .
gmatclub quants test i took a month ago, 3 tests it hovers between 45 and 49

Goals:
4) What is your overall goal score?
750 Plus
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
This December
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
by July - August 2020
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?
Chicago booth, columbia, wharton, harvard

Thanks for your time Rich,

hope the above helps looking forward for your suggestions further.
RC i am super confused. i am ready to follow even systematic rigorous practices to boost my RC level.
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For me, just read it VERY slowly, so that u can understand the reading perfectly. then read the questions, rephrase ur own answers, then check the given answers. best of luck!
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Hi ccheryn,

From what you described, it is unclear when you last took a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT, so I suggest that you take one soon (perhaps this weekend). Considering how much study time you have put in already, you should plan to take NEW CATs/mocks at regular intervals. We really need a current assessment of your skills, strengths and weaknesses. For this next CAT, you should take it in a realistic fashion (take the FULL CAT - with the Essay and IR sections, take it away from your home, at the same time of day as when you'll take the Official GMAT, etc.). Once you have that score, you should report back here and we can discuss the results and how best to proceed.

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi ccheryn,

From what you described, it is unclear when you last took a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT, so I suggest that you take one soon (perhaps this weekend). Considering how much study time you have put in already, you should plan to take NEW CATs/mocks at regular intervals. We really need a current assessment of your skills, strengths and weaknesses. For this next CAT, you should take it in a realistic fashion (take the FULL CAT - with the Essay and IR sections, take it away from your home, at the same time of day as when you'll take the Official GMAT, etc.). Once you have that score, you should report back here and we can discuss the results and how best to proceed.

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really thanks Rich,

So empathetic of you to consider many things, sure i will analyse where i stand ( without much RC practice), then will mark it here .. Thanks really thanks for your time

so considerate of you

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Hi cheryn.

Regarding reading slowly versus reading fast, what I've found is that you have to read slowly enough to understand what the passage is saying, but you don't have to get every detail down when you are reading the passage. What you have to do is NOTE WHERE THE DETAILS LIE so that you can go back and find them as necessary when answering questions.

That said, when you are PRACTICING, at first, you should take as much time as you need per question to get the questions correct close to 100 percent of the time. You have to practice untimed to learn to do the main thing that you have to do, which is arrive at correct answers. Take ten minutes per question if necessary, and learn to see what you have to see and be precise enough in your thinking to arrive at a correct answer almost every time.

THEN, once you are skilled at arriving at correct answers, seek to speed up while still arriving at correct answers.

Remember, all the information needed to answer the questions is right there in the passage. So, the key to correcty answering an RC question is determining what the passage says and what it DOES NOT say and, thus, arrive at the correct answer rather than be tricked into choosing a trap answer based on something that the passage doesn't say.
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MartyTargetTestPrep wrote:
Hi cheryn.

Regarding reading slowly versus reading fast, what I've found is that you have to read slowly enough to understand what the passage is saying, but you don't have to get every detail down when you are reading the passage. What you have to do is NOTE WHERE THE DETAILS LIE so that you can go back and find them as necessary when answering questions.

That said, when you are PRACTICING, at first, you should take as much time as you need per question to get the questions correct close to 100 percent of the time. You have to practice untimed to learn to do the main thing that you have to do, which is arrive at correct answers. Take ten minutes per question if necessary, and learn to see what you have to see and be precise enough in your thinking to arrive at a correct answer almost every time.

THEN, once you are skilled at arriving at correct answers, seek to speed up while still arriving at correct answers.

Remember, all the information needed to answer the questions is right there in the passage. So, the key to correcty answering an RC question is determining what the passage says and what it DOES NOT say and, thus, arrive at the correct answer rather than be tricked into choosing a trap answer based on something that the passage doesn't say.

Thank u very much for your kind and deep words... i am following all your advices... practicing many RC .

Thank you very much Marty.. will come back to you once i pick the nuances.. thanks again.
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