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28 Nov 2011, 03:39
Ok , So I've tried taking notes and not taking notes while attempting RC questions . I somehow seem to fare much better when I'm reading it quickly and remembering stuff rather than taking down notes . Also I save a lot of time . I'm consistently scoring around 40-42 in the verbal section . Is it a bad strategy to adopt ?
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04 Dec 2011, 00:50
In my opinion,there is nothing Right or Wrong.
Check what works Best for you. Most people write notes,because they are comfortable doing it,or have adopted it and mastered the strategy.
If 'Not' writing notes,works for you,sure,that is what is best for you.
Moreover,if your accuracy rate is consistently high over the tests you've given,then i think it is a good strategy for you to continue what you are doing.

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05 Dec 2011, 03:59
I've found taking notes causes me to lose focus while reading the passage. People have been successful both ways, figure out what works best for you and stick with it. The only thing I'd say is don't change your strategy close to the exam.
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05 Dec 2011, 12:05
If it's not broken, don't fix it.

I found that by taking notes I as able to increase my success rate on detailed questions because I would take note of nouns, ideas, etc. I also believe that taking notes helped me to stay focued when reading a passage, rather than getting lost and thinking, "What did I just read...?"

At the end of the day, taking notes worked for me, but there is no "silver bullet" to RC.

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30 Apr 2012, 15:34
Questions for the folks who take notes during RC :
1) why do you really take notes ? does it make you more active/aware of the passage ?
2) do you ever refer to your notes to answer any questions ?
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30 Apr 2012, 17:16
It varies from individual to individual. some find taking notes useful others don't.
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30 Apr 2012, 18:41
abhi47 wrote:
It varies from individual to individual. some find taking notes useful others don't.

Right, hence my question.
I just want to know how these notes help.
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30 Apr 2012, 20:17
I think one kind of RC passages that you should take notes for are the ones that are really complex for you . Like for instance , I love science and business related passages but I take a little bit more time to absorb the content of passages which address social issues . So I always take down notes for these kind of passages .
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