RC woes... what strategy?

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hadisious
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RC woes... what strategy?

Postby hadisious » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:52 pm

Prepping for October LSAT, RC has become my worst section by far. I'm usually about -7,-8 but on my last practice test I was -15 :shock: I think it was a fluke, but still.

This is with -1 LG, -3 -5 LR and -4 LG 5th section

I read Voyager's RC strategy but i'm just not sure it's for me. I don't do very well marking things within the paragraph because I tend to be somewhat sloppy and slow at that. Is this really the best method? I read for fun regularly so I feel like I'm a relatively good reader. I tend to be really slow figuring out the questions and making a decision on one or the other. I always end up rushing through or not finishing the 4th question set. Not really sure what my weakness is other than figuring out the answer faster; i'm going to focus on pinpointing that all week. I'm hoping I can get this together before the Oct LSAT.

I'm thinking of buying the PowerScore Reading Comp Bible. I used the LR Bible and everybody raves about the LG Bible. Is this the same with the Reading Comp Bible? Any other suggestions for someone who is specifically bad (terribly) at RC?

Thanks guys!

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Re: RC woes... what strategy?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:45 pm

Try to get through some passages as if the proctor announced that there are five minutes left and you are just turning to the last page. Don't freak out if you get some questions wrong, but you could be pleasantly surprised. A lot of the problem for people like yourself (good readers who don't finish RC sections) is too much second guessing.

At the very least, this should improve your speed so that you have enough time to answer each question on the real thing.

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Re: RC woes... what strategy?

Postby hadisious » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:22 pm

Thanks for the advice. I definitely spend too much time second guessing myself. Anybody had any experience with the RC Bible, though? I can't help but wonder if it's worth it. If only for the focused practice.

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Re: RC woes... what strategy?

Postby citykitty » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:29 pm

Reading for fun (even heavy stuff) and reading comp on the LSAT are totally different beasts. I'd put a lot of focus into marking the passage appropriately and timing between now and test day.

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Re: RC woes... what strategy?

Postby hadisious » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:56 am

I'll definitely be spending the majority of my time between now and test day on RC. However, my worries are that in trying to "mark the passage appropriately", I am wasting too much of my time. I have no real concrete strategy when approaching this. I'm going to order the Reading Comp Bible today in hopes that it can hone my approach while also giving me some focused practice.




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