Best method of preparing for RC?

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mmk33
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Best method of preparing for RC?

Postby mmk33 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:13 am

I'm taking the October LSAT and I'm preparing this summer. I've been following Pithypike's method for the LG and LR sections, and I'm seeing a good amount of improvement already (I'm trying to go from low-mid 160s to 170s). But I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a study system for the RC? Yesterday I took three complete RC sections and with the first one I had a -3. I was like, okay, this is great, my goal will be to improve toward zero. Later in the day I took another one and I got -6. I was like #$%$$%. Then later in the day I took another one and got another -6. I realized after doing this that I need a better method than taking a complete section under timed conditions because I'm going to run through all of the available ones (apart from the most recent tests) soon.

So my current plan is to do individual parts of a section (i.e. one passage with all the questions) untimed and as slow as necessary to try and work on the mechanics of the section. This is what I have been doing for the LR and LG sections. It seems like an important part of doing well in RC is not exactly "reading comprehension" but learning the types of details that are likely to appear in the questions, and honing in on those. I'm also planning to spend a lot of time reviewing past passages and looking at the questions I got wrong to try and figure out what led me to the wrong answer.

Anyway, does anyone have any advice on how to best tackle the RC? Is there a systematic way to break down the section (as with LR or LG) or is there nothing to do but go through sample passages/questions. thanks in advance!

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Re: Best method of preparing for RC?

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:35 am

I reccomend reading the Manhattan LSAT RC guide. I think a somewhat systematic but flexible approach is needed for RC. The Manhattan method is good because it really helps you finish passages quickly without sacrificing the necessary depth and allows for a bit more time on the questions, which is really important in reaching -0 - -3. I'm in a similar boat as you score-wise, and have improved my RC from missing 6-8 to missing around 2 after implementing Manhattan.

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Re: Best method of preparing for RC?

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