comparitive passages!! HELP !!

nosleeptillsuccess
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comparitive passages!! HELP !!

Postby nosleeptillsuccess » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:07 pm

Whats the trick on comparative passages??

I lose so much time searching for answers to these questions or waste wayy too much time diagramming..

Any tips would be great

thanks

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PeanutsNJam
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Re: comparitive passages!! HELP !!

Postby PeanutsNJam » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:07 pm

Comparative passages are much easier than full passages imo. Just... read them and answer the questions the same way you would with a normal passage.

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Re: comparitive passages!! HELP !!

Postby Ruxin1 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:08 pm

nosleeptillsuccess wrote:Whats the trick on comparative passages??

I lose so much time searching for answers to these questions or waste wayy too much time diagramming..

Any tips would be great

thanks


Try reading pass A answer questions and eliminate answer choices for other questions the read pass B

nosleeptillsuccess
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Re: comparitive passages!! HELP !!

Postby nosleeptillsuccess » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:13 pm

anyone else? lol

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Re: comparitive passages!! HELP !!

Postby Eberry » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:48 am

Buy MLSAT for RC

Hth

M.M.
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Re: comparitive passages!! HELP !!

Postby M.M. » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:22 am

Get some sleep, nosleeptillsuccess.

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Re: comparitive passages!! HELP !!

Postby Swimp » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:23 am

There really isn't any trick. They're not much different from the standard passages. What about them seems harder to you?

And maybe this is just me, but if you're running out of time because you're diagramming an RC passage so much, I think you're going waaaay overboard with marking the passage up. I barely write anything on RC passages.

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Re: comparitive passages!! HELP !!

Postby cahwc12 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:28 am

nosleeptillsuccess wrote:Whats the trick on comparative passages??

I lose so much time searching for answers to these questions or waste wayy too much time diagramming..

Any tips would be great

thanks


For starters, you shouldn't really be diagramming anything. Most questions will have some kind of distortion in each AC that you can identify and chuck out. If RC feels more like wading through a thick amazonian jungle at night time than shooting paintballs at misbehaving kids in your neighborhood, then you've got the wrong approach.

What's your process for a passage?

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Re: comparitive passages!! HELP !!

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:33 pm

cahwc12 wrote:
nosleeptillsuccess wrote:Whats the trick on comparative passages??

I lose so much time searching for answers to these questions or waste wayy too much time diagramming..

Any tips would be great

thanks


For starters, you shouldn't really be diagramming anything. Most questions will have some kind of distortion in each AC that you can identify and chuck out. If RC feels more like wading through a thick amazonian jungle at night time than shooting paintballs at misbehaving kids in your neighborhood, then you've got the wrong approach.

What's your process for a passage?


And the award for weirdest analogy of the week goes to...

nosleeptillsuccess
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Re: comparitive passages!! HELP !!

Postby nosleeptillsuccess » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:08 pm

underline main point of each paragraph

circle key terms

pause after each paragraph and think

pause after passage and skim over to think then attack questions




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