how do academic journals help for reading comp?

sangr
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how do academic journals help for reading comp?

Postby sangr » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:10 am

Most academic journals have all this crap that LSAT RC doesnt have...such as methodology and such...

so im wondering how many ppl say this helps so much...when so many times these types of sections such as
methodology just have stale descriptions of how they did their research.

or are there specific types?

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Eugenie Danglars
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Re: how do academic journals help for reading comp?

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:12 am

Pretty sure that the idea is to a) get used to reading stale material and paying attention and b) get used to high level syntax and vocabulary.

sangr
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Re: how do academic journals help for reading comp?

Postby sangr » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:24 am

Thanks


just because im so not used to reading this material other on the LSAT... ( i have read them many passages few times over)

where is the best place to read about

1. those frikking human rights , UN type passages

2. passages about the arts of Africans, Asians, etc.

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Re: how do academic journals help for reading comp?

Postby EarlCat » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:13 pm

I don't see much value in trying to get "used to" reading dense, stale material. If you're not a good reader by now, shame on you for not reading enough in high school and college. 3-6 months is not enough to overcome the deficiency caused by reading nothing but txt messages and Harry Potter books the last 8 years.

That being said, the RC section isn't so much about reading well as it is about being able to use subtle clues to find information quickly. Just like games and LR, there are patterns in the LSAT RC section that you should learn. The best RC practice is in the preptests themselves. There are 250+ RC passages out there, which is more than enough.




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