Mr. Smith wrote:One thing that Mr. Matlock shared with me was that you sit down and have an RC marathon.
You do 10 RC sections in a row. Doing this will hopefully acclimate you to what exactly the test-takers are looking for. You start noticing things that you might be asked even while reading it the first time. It really helps you identify patterns and such to better tackle the section.
I've heard good things about the method.
I have lurked here for years and I finally registered today just so that I could say that.
I have a love-hate relationship with RC. Today, after a particularly poor performance (-8 scaled from my previous average) on a five section PrepTest (mainly due to two RC passages and the resulting fatigue), I decided I couldn't let the volatile RC performance continue.
I'm not sure if Mr. Smith was serious about a 10 RC section marathon, but I decided to attempt exactly this. A few passages in, I began to feel more confident and I saw my performance stabilizing at -1/-2 with plenty of time to spare, as I started to get a closer understanding of what the questions wanted from me. Unfortunately, I decided a stop at five sections (bringing total LSAT studying to about 7 hours for today), but I'll probably finish the marathon tomorrow.
I'd recommend this method for dramatic improvement in RC.