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Re: Strange RC trend

Postby dmacioce » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:22 pm

Have you analyzed the questions you are getting wrong? Do you understand why you are missing them? Is there a consistent pattern?

Have you tried breezing through the earlier passages, as you do on the later passages, and relying more on your gut feelings?

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Re: Strange RC trend

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:36 am

I had this problem as well.

Solution: WARM UP with an RC passage.

It did wonders for me.

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Re: Strange RC trend

Postby Da1andOnlyPharo » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:54 am

RedShift wrote:I've been noticing that the questions I get wrong are often concentrated in the beginning of the section, on the "easier" passages. I will sometimes get -2 or -3 on the first passage and then none wrong after. This is also the passage I spend the most time on. Conversely, I rarely get anything wrong on the final passage, and I am usually rushing through it, just going with my gut feelings on answers.

Anyone else get this and have a way to combat it?


When i started studying, i was getting -3/-4 on RC. Then after instense amounts of studying i started missing more! the more i prepare, the worse I seem to do.

I don't notice anything particular about missing a few on the first passage for me, but when I get the 5 minute warning and am just finishing up the 3rd passage, I end up skimming through the last passage, barely reading it and trying to make scarcely educated guesses. And i find I am always quite surprised at how many of those I get right!

I think with so much practice I tend to overanalyze; that happens sometimes in LR too, and it can slow you down or mislead you. I think the reason people do so well is that they just do so many preptests that shit just becomes instinctual.

All I can say is maybe try to be a little more confident and a little less analytical? I definitely think trusting your gut is feasible.




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