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So after a few more verbal practice sessions,it is confirmed that I am bad at RC.I don't seem to be retaining the ideas and have to go back to the passage time and again for reference .This consumes a lot of time and also causes concentration lapse.Moreover I never get the 1st question which asks for the primary purpose of the passage.
I had a V33, Q49 ;670 score in my first mock test taken last week .
I have a month's time to increase my score by 50 points.
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Hey IshanBhardwaj

As far as RC's are concerned, there is only one way to improve: Practice, Practice, and more Practice!

Since you have around a month to go, I would recommend you to work on at least 4 RC's a day. More
than solving these RC's you should put your efforts into analyzing them. If a particular type of passage
is causing a problem(for example, Humanities or Business), read a lot of related articles. Read to such
an extent that you start enjoying it :)

Last but not the least, you should go through these threads
1. ... 83101.html
2. ... 21112.html (Updated version)

Hope this helps you!

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Hi IshanBhardwaj,

Just my 5 cents - I found this article useful during my preparation. ... rehension/

Hope this helps!

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For RC - the best way to improve is to practice.

I highly recommend Harvard Magazine articles? Why? Because they have a lot of short articles - that are very similar to what you might see on the GMAT exam -- usually 4-6 paragraphs citing some kind of social or science research.

Favorite this:


Look for where it says: "Select a topic:" - Humanities, Social Science, Science, International

Go to the above link and read some of the articles.You'll see these are almost the exact topics you will see on the actual GMAT exam.

Here's one example: ... lationship

Are you able to quickly read through it - ideally without reading every word - and identify WHO is writing it and WHY they are writing it - WHAT's the whole point to the author spending time to write these passages?

These are great for RC comprehension - with practice, time management becomes a non-issue.

This is what we recommend for our students!

See if this video helps:


You can also get more RC Practice with our online question bank: ... questions/

---and the best material for RC is saved for our RC Pill course where we actually walk through dozens of RC passages showing you where to read and where not to read.

Just look for "Vishal" under the "Verbal Improvement" tab of

-- read his story (and video) about RC improvement.
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