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Hi folks,

I am here once again with one of my question bank. This turn, I am back with a reading comprehension material to help the students that struggle really a lot with this portion of the test.

No matter how old you study for this test, no matter which way you take to handle this section or to improve your verbal overall score the problem still remains unsolved: people DO NOT know how to improve their score , actually because they do not know how to overcome RC part.

It is the most negletted and underrated part of the test. Still, it is the most important. That say, for two main reasons:

First of all people do not want understand that the quant part of the test is crucial for a good score, indeed. That is true but is only part of the story. GMAC does not care if you do not know some math formula or pick some question wrong. They care of your verbal part, mostly than quant. If you want a score above 750, yes you must do well in both part. But if you want a score that is good for your application and is enough for most of the case, you must do well in verbal part more than in quant. People constantly do the excatly contrary.

As it turns out, for doing well and increase your verbal score you must do well in RC, no matter what.

The second reason is: if you are good at SC and CR is a big deal but is not sufficient. Whenever you deal with a tough passage, convoluted and awkward, then you are lost. You will be in a situation similar to a soldier in the swamps of Vietnam ( I admit: I love the movie platoon :) ). As such, your score is ruined simply bacause you will find yourself in a situation that is detrimental for your performance: you DO NOT know how to handle a passage in the allotted time. This at most. Minimum will not understand anything.

How can I understand the difficult passages that GMAT popup us into the screen ?? how many time should I spent for this sub-section of the exam ??

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if someone is going to spend a large number of hours, then those hours should be spent before the person starts taking on gmat-type problems. for instance, if the student can't read english fast enough, then that's a problem that must be addressed before he/she begins to look at gmat style problems. if the student doesn't understand how to read passages for the main point, then that's a problem that must be addressed before he/she begins to look at gmat style problems. etc.


For this purpose see: The best reading to improve Reading Comprehension


How many passages should I practice before to reach a solid base or a really good proficiency ??

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if the student has gone through those materials and is still having considerable trouble, then one of the following three things (or more than one of them) is true:
(1) the student hasn't taken the time to learn how the problems work, and is just randomly trying to memorize things;
(2) the student doesn't understand how to read and process the passages, and is basically reading as though the passages were just factfactfactfact;
(3) the student isn't yet good enough at reading and understanding professionally written english.

notice that NONE of these three things is going to be fix-able by a greater volume of practice problems. if any of these three things is going on, additional practice problems won't fix the problem; in fact, additional practice is just going to cement the problem.
as an analogy, think of someone with a totally wrong golf swing. now, think of what will happen if this person goes out and takes 10,000 practice swings at golf balls -- the person will still have exactly the same problems, but those problems will now be so thoroughly reinforced that they will be practically impossible to fix.


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the two official guides (twelfth edition and verbal supplement), taken together, provide more than enough practice. for rc. in fact, i will just come out and say that no student should spend more than 15-20 hours of his or her entire life practicing specifically for gmat rc. (note that this is a lifetime total -- not monthly, not weekly, but actual lifetime.) that is plenty of time to learn how gmac writes the wording of its questions, what terms such as “primary purpose” and “inference” mean, etc.
beyond this point, gmat-specific studying is simply not going to help, and, in all probability, will make bad habits even worse and more permanent.


For more on strategy and useful videos that cover all the aspects of a RC passage (main idea, inference question , and so forth) see ALL RC Strategy+Official Q by Experts&Legendary Club Members

For those who want all GMATPrep passages in one collection (notice that this collection not cover only the RC section but is a file that contains all the GMATPrep questions: both quant and verbal) see: ALL GMATPrep questions Quant/Verbal

Other resources could be finded here in one of my post in which I have gathered the most usefel links on the board about RC/CR/SC in one spot, see: 1) Verbal question bank and directories by Carcass;

My question bank is composed of 18 passages with OA and partially OE but the good news is that those have only the OA are the nearest thing to the official passage that you could find out there. The difficulty level is remarkable. Hope you find it useful.
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Originally posted by carcass on 08 Feb 2015, 15:28.
Last edited by carcass on 26 Apr 2015, 03:11, edited 1 time in total.
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thanks mate, kudos to you

i hope none of the passage is from GMAT Prep :-)
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thanks mate, kudos to you

i hope none of the passage is from GMAT Prep :-)


Thanks :)

No for sure. I have already linked in my first post all RC passage from GPrep, in my collection

I will appreciate some feedback

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sure mate, I am yet to start. will definitely share some feedback.
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Thanks Carcass. Can you elaborate about sources of these questions?
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Whenever I create a bank. it is always as close as possible to a real gmat question. In such case, a Rc passage.

They resemble the real gmat passages very well. And NO Lsat source.

So dive into this and study hard. Do not be concerned for the rest :wink:

I guarantee to you

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Thanks :)

No for sure. I have already linked in my first post all RC passage from GPrep, in my collection

I will appreciate some feedback

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Hi Carcass,

Thanks for the question bank. Very useful one.

Just a note: In passage 3 question 5 is out of context. I think it was wrongly places there as it belongs to some other passage.
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Thanks :)

No for sure. I have already linked in my first post all RC passage from GPrep, in my collection

I will appreciate some feedback

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Hi Carcass,

Thanks for the question bank. Very useful one.

Just a note: In passage 3 question 5 is out of context. I think it was wrongly places there as it belongs to some other passage.


Thanks to point out :)

I 'll check
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hi Carcass ,

Need your help ...
Can you please explain "Passage 5 , Q#2"...
Answer is D. "easily acquired"...i feel its far fetched.
A, B , E ...easily removed .
D - I was not able to infer..... :-(
hence went with "C" even though "ability to research" was not exclusive and "ability to communicate" was mentioned.
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Hi carcass

Could you please let me know if any of the RCs in this question bank have been picked up from the official GMATprep mock tests? I plan to attempt them soon and do not want to have done the RCs that might appear in the practise test beforehand.

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Hi,

I do not remember, they should come mainly from MGMAT.

However, you could make a comparison with this file that contains all the RC official

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Alright, thank you.

Also, I have already searched and downloaded your question bank for CR ; however, I'm unable to locate a question bank compiled by you for SC questions, does it not exist? If it does, then could you please share the link for the same?

PS : Just a suggestion - attaching the links for the SC and CR question banks in the main description of this post (as you have done in your "RC/SC/CR question bank directories by Carcass" posts) might be a good idea.
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