Economist debates > economist articles for RC practice?

M.M.
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Economist debates > economist articles for RC practice?

Postby M.M. » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:26 pm

Hey everyone, I have noticed that many people suggest reading the economist and NYT to practice RC, but have also noticed that while reading the economist is good for getting used to dense, tougher than usual material, the logical structure of it isn't always very clear / arguments are not necessarily made. I have occasionally read an economist debate, and I think they would probably be helpful for practicing identifying the logical structure of RC passages, and seem to be more similar to RC passages than usual economist articles.

They can be found here:

http://www.economist.com/debate/debates/overview/236

"Recent debates" at the bottom of the page provides more of them as well.


As a novice TLSer and less than perfect LSAT scorer, I invite the opinions, constructive criticism, and augmentation of this post by others. I just saw this as a very meager opportunity to give back to TLS so I jumped at it :)

Good luck studying!

Mik Ekim
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Re: Economist debates > economist articles for RC practice?

Postby Mik Ekim » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:33 pm

that's a good find!

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LionelHutzJD
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Re: Economist debates > economist articles for RC practice?

Postby LionelHutzJD » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:33 pm

You know what the best thing to read if you wanna study reading comprehension? Reading comprehension.

BrianP
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Re: Economist debates > economist articles for RC practice?

Postby BrianP » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:23 am

How do you read 'reading comprehension'?

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Re: Economist debates > economist articles for RC practice?

Postby cahwc12 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:01 am

I suggest reading more of the 280 available official LSAT RC passages for RC practice. Even the oldest passages will be better practice than reading non-lsat texts. Unless you are planning to exhaust these 280 available RC passages, don't bother with supplementing.

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LSAT Hacks (Graeme)
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Re: Economist debates > economist articles for RC practice?

Postby LSAT Hacks (Graeme) » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:58 pm

I agree with the others. There are *PLENTY* of old RC passages. They're VERY different from any articles, even economist articles. You're best off reading those.

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Re: Economist debates > economist articles for RC practice?

Postby RCinDNA » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:43 pm

M.M. wrote:Hey everyone, I have noticed that many people suggest reading the economist and NYT to practice RC, but have also noticed that while reading the economist is good for getting used to dense, tougher than usual material, the logical structure of it isn't always very clear / arguments are not necessarily made. I have occasionally read an economist debate, and I think they would probably be helpful for practicing identifying the logical structure of RC passages, and seem to be more similar to RC passages than usual economist articles.

They can be found here:

http://www.economist.com/debate/debates/overview/236

"Recent debates" at the bottom of the page provides more of them as well.


As a novice TLSer and less than perfect LSAT scorer, I invite the opinions, constructive criticism, and augmentation of this post by others. I just saw this as a very meager opportunity to give back to TLS so I jumped at it :)

Good luck studying!


I just started reading the debate involving public funding for the arts (hey, that reminds me of a LR stimulus!). Thanks for sharing!




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