Reading Comprehension improvement through Washington Post

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eandy
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Re: Reading Comprehension improvement through Washington Post

Postby eandy » Fri May 14, 2010 11:45 pm

Wow, are there people(applying to law school) who suck so much at reading that they actually improve their score by reading THE NEWSPAPER?

Thank God I was a nerdy child. I didn't have to worry about this stuff. RCPerfectScoreSECURE.

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Re: Reading Comprehension improvement through Washington Post

Postby JasonR » Sat May 15, 2010 11:13 am

eandy wrote:Wow, are there people(applying to law school) who suck so much at reading that they actually improve their score by reading THE NEWSPAPER?

Thank God I was a nerdy child. I didn't have to worry about this stuff. RCPerfectScoreSECURE.


That's nice.

First time I've come across someone with a -0 on RC and a -21 or -22 on the rest of the test.

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Re: Reading Comprehension improvement through Washington Post

Postby eandy » Sat May 15, 2010 11:17 am

JasonR wrote:That's nice.

First time I've come across someone with a -0 on RC and a -21 or -22 on the rest of the test.

I have severe anxiety related to the LSAT; I still have nightmares about it. However, RC is incredibly soothing. I think that having to stop and read the passage calms my nerves significantly. The other sections do not have the mental break. hth

I honestly think that if you have not done a lot of reading in your life, you're not going to do well on RC. I don't think you can fix it in a few weeks, or even a few months, reading a newspaper.

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Re: Reading Comprehension improvement through Washington Post

Postby 06132010 » Sat May 15, 2010 11:27 am

eandy wrote:I honestly think that if you have not done a lot of reading in your life, you're not going to do well on RC. I don't think you can fix it in a few weeks, or even a few months, reading a newspaper.


I never read for leisure when I was younger and I did pretty sexily.

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Re: Reading Comprehension improvement through Washington Post

Postby h4rryp0tter » Sun May 16, 2010 12:01 am

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Re: Reading Comprehension improvement through Washington Post

Postby MentalGopher » Sun May 16, 2010 2:14 am

LateNight wrote:I can tell you right now that the Post does not write stories at a college level. Not that the editorial team couldn't write at that level, but the vast majority of Americans do not read at that level. When I was taking journalism classes we were taught to write at about an 8th to 10th grade level. We were not supposed to use complex sentence structre, and even compound sentences are generally avoided. To think that the Post, or any other newspaper, is written at a level even comparable to what you will find on the LSAT reading comprehension secion is laughable.


Which J-school did you go to? I went to one for three years before getting the hell out for a degree that didn't make me want to kick small children and puppies. They made us write at around the sixth grade reading level.

Agreed on the Post not being comparable to the LSAT reading comp, though. I'd say the New York Times is maybe at the ninth grade reading level at best and The Economist approximates a post-high school reading level.

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Re: Reading Comprehension improvement through Washington Post

Postby LateNight » Mon May 17, 2010 3:38 am

Maybe he is reviewing for the 6th grade achievement test and ended up at the wrong forum. It would explain a lot.




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