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I'm not able to get a good accuracy in RC. Stuck at 50%. Any tips? Approach ? Have my exam on 26th Dec.
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I'm not able to get a good accuracy in RC. Stuck at 50%. Any tips? Approach ? Have my exam on 26th Dec.
It's not easy to make big gains in accuracy this close to the exam, especially in RC. It's perhaps not even advisable. Focus on doing whatever you are already doing to the best of your ability.
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bhavik1995 wrote:
I'm not able to get a good accuracy in RC. Stuck at 50%. Any tips? Approach ? Have my exam on 26th Dec.
It's not easy to make big gains in accuracy this close to the exam, especially in RC. It's perhaps not even advisable. Focus on doing whatever you are already doing to the best of your ability.


I agree with this. This close to test day, you should focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Your abilities aren't going to change dramatically in the next 5 days, and if you try to 'cram,' you're going to end up fatiguing yourself more than you'll end up learning. So, at this point, your goal is to set yourself up to do as well as possible on the test with the knowledge you have right now.

If you're much better at SC and CR, go ahead and spend a little extra time on those tricky SC and CR questions! Since you're more likely to get them right, it's a good investment of your time. If you're not as good at RC, be more aggressive about skipping tough RC questions. That's because spending the extra time on something you're weak on is less likely to pay off with a right answer, so you might as well move on quickly.

Also, here are two quick tips for RC that you can use on test day:

1. If you usually have extra time in the Verbal section, think about 'working from wrong to right' more than you already do. That is, instead of trying to hunt for the right answer, try to cross off four wrong answers. You'll often get the same answer you would have gotten in the first place. But on occasion, you'll find that you can't come up with a good reason to eliminate an answer... then, when you look at it again, you'll realize that it was actually right all along. :)

2. The GMAT is a standardized test, so it rewards 'standardized thinking.' On RC, that means the right answer has to be something that ANYBODY could figure out from reading the passage, if they took enough time with it and understood the meaning completely. Likewise, the wrong answers have to have clear reasons for being wrong: an answer can't be wrong JUST because it 'doesn't seem right' or 'doesn't make sense,' because that's not something you can standardize! Try to find a clear and specific reason for each answer you choose, and a clear and specific reason for eliminating each wrong answer.
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Hey bhavik1995,

How did things end up with your GMAT?
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