Advice to people having issues with RC

ltrutledge
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Advice to people having issues with RC

Postby ltrutledge » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:32 pm

LOTS of people have trouble with RC. I used to be one of them. I was using the Powerscore method with all the underlining and labeling etc. I was missing like 10 on comp. Then I got a tutor and she told me that underlining really throws her off and makes it hard for her to concentrate and suggested I stop doing it and instead summarize each paragraph in 3 words next to it. I've been doing that and today I got my first perfect RC score! So really, I suggest trying this a couple times, especially if RC is normally (in other areas of life) one of your strong points.

Also the LSAT is dictating my moods b/c I got an AMAZING score I never EVER thought I would get on my PT today and yes, it was probably a fluke, but I AM SO EXCITED AND LOVE THE WORLD. Can't wait for Monday!!!

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typ3
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Re: Advice to people having issues with RC

Postby typ3 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:30 pm

I can either be elated by the LSAT or beaten into a corner I.E. Russian Art, Talk Song, The Bus Game.

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Re: Advice to people having issues with RC

Postby ZombiesAhead » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:34 pm

Yep...probably more harm done than good on this forum with people trying to "game" the RC section with strategies and methodical approaches. It just don't work like that.

Make sure you're putting up those -0's on PT5X's because I can get -1/-2 all day long until I hit those newer tests and things get a bit more tricky.

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Re: Advice to people having issues with RC

Postby jpSartre » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:17 pm

ltrutledge wrote:Summarize each paragraph in 3 words next to it


Credited

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Re: Advice to people having issues with RC

Postby jdhopeful11 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:19 pm

Anyone have any success with this or a similar strategy? RC is lagging me like a mofo. I am contemplating canceling and retaking in Oct to work on my RC skills.

I made the mistake when I first started preparing for my first go around to exclude RC from my preparations. While everything else is a breeze, RC is far from it.

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Re: Advice to people having issues with RC

Postby 005618502 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:32 pm

Hmmm reading comp is bad for me too -8-10 on average (very bad). Especially bad since i miss 0 on games (usually) and 2-6 total lr :/

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Re: Advice to people having issues with RC

Postby jdhopeful11 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:09 am

jt1341 wrote:Hmmm reading comp is bad for me too -8-10 on average (very bad). Especially bad since i miss 0 on games (usually) and 2-6 total lr :/



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Re: Advice to people having issues with RC

Postby typ3 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:15 am

I think it's just the modern era RC. The old RC seemed really easy. To ace the modern sections it seems you need to bring your A game and note every minute nuance of the passage, because you'll get a random question over some slight distinction. .. bob saget.




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