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# Verbal Reading Comprehension Difficulty Level

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02 Mar 2008, 19:46
Does anyone know how the GMAT adjusts RC difficulty level through the test? All all the passages the same level of difficulty and the questions just increase in toughness? Also, does the GMAT increase difficulty of RC based on how you are doing on just RC or the entire verbal section as a whole?

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02 Mar 2008, 22:05
jimmyjamesdonkey wrote:
Does anyone know how the GMAT adjusts RC difficulty level through the test? All all the passages the same level of difficulty and the questions just increase in toughness? Also, does the GMAT increase difficulty of RC based on how you are doing on just RC or the entire verbal section as a whole?

I think the princeton review states that the QTS on RC are not according to the difficulty levels but the same type of qts like general or specific are repeated in the passages.

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02 Mar 2008, 23:04
jimmyjamesdonkey wrote:
Does anyone know how the GMAT adjusts RC difficulty level through the test? All all the passages the same level of difficulty and the questions just increase in toughness? Also, does the GMAT increase difficulty of RC based on how you are doing on just RC or the entire verbal section as a whole?

I think the princeton review states that the QTS on RC are not according to the difficulty levels but the same type of qts like general or specific are repeated in the passages.

Princeton Review are underestimating the GMAC big time.....of course that way they appeal to more people and sell more copies. I want to see one person who has gotten 760+ on the real thing to come out and say that the PR books are worth it and helped him get that score.....You won't see one.
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04 Mar 2008, 14:35
good feedback!

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05 Mar 2008, 12:46
agree. PR books are very week.,
kaplan follows next.

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05 Mar 2008, 20:22
PR blows

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06 Mar 2008, 07:33
jimmyjamesdonkey wrote:
Does anyone know how the GMAT adjusts RC difficulty level through the test? All all the passages the same level of difficulty and the questions just increase in toughness? Also, does the GMAT increase difficulty of RC based on how you are doing on just RC or the entire verbal section as a whole?

ok. The questions within any given passage do not change in terms of difficulty. The passage and its questions are static and given a difficulty rating as a whole. Based on where you are (scoring wise) in the verbal, you get a passage + questions of the appropriate difficulty. The adaptive nature applies to all of the questions in a section, not by question type.

Princeton Review is awesome for getting down the basics. But, of course, it's not nearly enough material to master the test. With the exception of the OG, no single book is.

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06 Mar 2008, 07:35
thx for the explanation

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