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I am unable to solve a single problem of Reading Comprehension properly. Most of them are just guess. Can anyone please help with strategies or could advice me how to get my questions right?

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I am unable to solve a single problem of Reading Comprehension properly. Most of them are just guess. Can anyone please help with strategies or could advice me how to get my questions right?


Here is a post from GMATNinja. It might help.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/experts-topi ... 41004.html

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I am unable to solve a single problem of Reading Comprehension properly. Most of them are just guess. Can anyone please help with strategies or could advice me how to get my questions right?


You need figure out which part is challenging for you: understanding the passage or answering the questions.
In case you have problem understandiing the passage, you might consider reading quality content for the next couple of months to boost your reading abilities. The following links could help you:

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Hi arslanama,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?

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4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Hi arslanama,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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1) I have been studying from around 30 days.
2) I have used official guide and Veritas lesson books
3) My total score is Q45 and V15

Goal:
4) My goal is to achieve minimum 680
5) I am planning to take GMAT in the start or mid of December
6) I am planning to apply to Business school in 2018
7) I am planning to apply to in Lahore University of Management Sciences, ESMT Berlin, University of Strathclyde

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Hi arslanama,

With a V15, you would have lost signifiant points in ALL 3 major Verbal categories (SC, RC and CR), so you will need to work on more than just RC to hit your score goal. Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so since you've beens studying for just 1 month, it's likely that you will improve as you continue to study. That having been said, you will have to be really efficient with your studies over the next 2 months to hit a 680+. As such, you would likely find it beneficial to invest in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led).

1) How long ago did you take this CAT? If it's been more than 2 weeks, then you should plan to take a new, FULL-LENGTH CAT soon.
2) Did you have to 'rush' to finish the Verbal section of this CAT (and guess on a bunch of questions)? Did you leave any questions unanswered?
3) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi arslanama,

With a V15, you would have lost signifiant points in ALL 3 major Verbal categories (SC, RC and CR), so you will need to work on more than just RC to hit your score goal. Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so since you've beens studying for just 1 month, it's likely that you will improve as you continue to study. That having been said, you will have to be really efficient with your studies over the next 2 months to hit a 680+. As such, you would likely find it beneficial to invest in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led).

1) How long ago did you take this CAT? If it's been more than 2 weeks, then you should plan to take a new, FULL-LENGTH CAT soon.
2) Did you have to 'rush' to finish the Verbal section of this CAT (and guess on a bunch of questions)? Did you leave any questions unanswered?
3) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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Its been more than three weeks; i have taken CAT. Secondly, On CR my strategies are properly working and on SC 50 percent are guesses and 50 percent question are based on strategies but on RC when i read the argument i get panic because in 3 minutes its really difficult to absorb the core information so most of the questions answered are based on guesses.

I can spend around 10-12 hours on preparation of GMAT a week.

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Hi arslanama,

If it's been more than 3 weeks since you last took a practice CAT, then you would have taken that 1st CAT early-on in your studies. Considering all of the work that you've done since then, we really need to see a new CAT Score (so that we can get a sense of how much you've improved). As such, I strongly recommend that you take a new CAT sometime soon (perhaps this weekend) and take it in a realistic fashion (take the FULL CAT - with the Essay and IR sections, take it away from your home, at the same time of day as when you'll take the Official GMAT, etc.). Once you have that score, you should report back here and we can discuss how best to proceed.

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