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# Starting to study using Manhattan - Should I skip RC book?

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11 Jul 2017, 14:50
RC on the GMATPrep tests were very easy (perfect on them), but I am weak everywhere else. Should I skip the RC manhattan book and focus my time on other areas? Or is it still a must read through?
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11 Jul 2017, 17:55
daftypatty wrote:
RC on the GMATPrep tests were very easy (perfect on them), but I am weak everywhere else. Should I skip the RC manhattan book and focus my time on other areas? Or is it still a must read through?

Based on vary factors. Are you sure that you are really good at RC? Did you try OG RC? If yes, then how much of OG RC part did you get correct?

In case that you get nearly 95%+ in RC part, then yes, you should focus on other part to boost up your score. If no, then you still need to manage your time in different parts.
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11 Jul 2017, 18:50
daftypatty wrote:
RC on the GMATPrep tests were very easy (perfect on them), but I am weak everywhere else. Should I skip the RC manhattan book and focus my time on other areas? Or is it still a must read through?

If the speed factor and answers that you mark for OG questions coming out to be correct, you may skip but anyway giving it a quick read for strategy purposes is not harmful.

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14 Jul 2017, 06:57
nguyendinhtuong wrote:
daftypatty wrote:
RC on the GMATPrep tests were very easy (perfect on them), but I am weak everywhere else. Should I skip the RC manhattan book and focus my time on other areas? Or is it still a must read through?

Based on vary factors. Are you sure that you are really good at RC? Did you try OG RC? If yes, then how much of OG RC part did you get correct?

In case that you get nearly 95%+ in RC part, then yes, you should focus on other part to boost up your score. If no, then you still need to manage your time in different parts.

Thanks guys, I think I have a fairly good idea of my RC abilities because I had previously studied for the MCAT, which had a similar if not more difficult RC section.

However, I am still very cautious and don't want to underestimate anything. Could anyone give me an idea of how useful the RC strategy book by Manhattan is? I understand that the math books and sentence correction/critical reasoning books are a must for a high score, but no one really seems to talk about the RC book as much
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15 Jul 2017, 08:16
daftypatty wrote:
nguyendinhtuong wrote:
daftypatty wrote:
RC on the GMATPrep tests were very easy (perfect on them), but I am weak everywhere else. Should I skip the RC manhattan book and focus my time on other areas? Or is it still a must read through?

Based on vary factors. Are you sure that you are really good at RC? Did you try OG RC? If yes, then how much of OG RC part did you get correct?

In case that you get nearly 95%+ in RC part, then yes, you should focus on other part to boost up your score. If no, then you still need to manage your time in different parts.

Thanks guys, I think I have a fairly good idea of my RC abilities because I had previously studied for the MCAT, which had a similar if not more difficult RC section.

However, I am still very cautious and don't want to underestimate anything. Could anyone give me an idea of how useful the RC strategy book by Manhattan is? I understand that the math books and sentence correction/critical reasoning books are a must for a high score, but no one really seems to talk about the RC book as much

The Manhattan RC book is OK I think. It's pretty short and mostly focused on techniques to help you efficiently get through passages. If you're already doing well on RC, I would skip it.
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16 Jul 2017, 06:48
daftypatty wrote:
RC on the GMATPrep tests were very easy (perfect on them), but I am weak everywhere else. Should I skip the RC manhattan book and focus my time on other areas? Or is it still a must read through?

Here is what you can do

Stage 1 - Initial Prep - Stage during which we learn the basic concepts.

Practice First 5 RCs from OG, noting down the time you take to Read the passage and solve the questions If the average time to Solve the RC is close to 2 minutes per Question with a good accuracy, skip RC book during this stage.

If, however, either of your accuracy or timing is off, you'd need to prepare a strategy to tackle RCs.

Stage 2 - Stage during which we take mock tests to diagnose our weaknesses and fix those issues.

If you got through stage 1 with flying colors in RC, your performance in Mocks will tell you whether you need to refer a guide for RC.
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