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I have learned over the months that whatever I do I can NOT complete verbal on time. I'm always hurrying at the end and left with 4/5 questions. So, here is what I tried in Prep tests, skip the 3rd RC passage completely by randomly selecting all the answer choices. Now, all in a sudden I have lot more time to finish up the last 12/15 questions. Just wondering if anyone of you have tried something like this or more importantly what do your take on the idea?
One of the 4 RC passages is an experimental one - usually not the 4th one. If you are lucky to skip that one, bingo. However, if you are not, then that's at least 3 wrong answers on RC that would count toward your score and RC mistakes are the most damaging. Too much of a gamble in my opinion. I'd rather pick up speed on SC and CR.
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Are you reading the entire passage? If you are you can go to a system where you only read the first sentence of each paragraph or skim - there are a lot of RC systems out there. I suggest you spend full time on the first 2 and then on the third use your system and on the last one use the shortest system you can get away with. Remember a lot of the RC ?s don't require you to read the passage.
I think for RC tips you can do google. Anyways I can post what normally I follows- Always read first line and last line of the passage carefully. never spend more than 4 minutes on any RC passage. Then try to follow the sequence of events that author is talking rather than getting lost in the events itself. Finally even if you could not understand the RC then also jump to the questions, dont attempt to read entire RC again..Remember tougher RC simpler questions and vice versa..
Re: skipping a RC passage completely
05 Jun 2008, 08:12