redecember wrote:RC is killing me.
My LR Average is around 3-4 per section, LG is 0-1, and my RC is 8-9ish....
RC is really holding me back from a 167+. My main concern with it is timing and I'm always rushing to finish all 4 passages. I know test day is soon, so realistically I'm not expecting any drastic changes by then, but someone recommended that I should put the time necessary for me to feel confident about 3 passages and guess on the fourth. Sounds interesting, but also risky because one of the three passages might be an extremely difficult one..
Any comments or suggestions about this approach?
A common problem that people have with Reading Comp, especially considering time issues, is that they want to speed up, so they rush through the initial passage. Then they end up forgetting shit or misreading phrases, or reading it and just not actually comprehending everything about it. Then when a question comes up regarding this, they have to go back to reread. 9 times out of 10, if you have reread on a question that doesn't refer to a specific phrase or line number, then you did not do your work up front. Like Logic Games, and in a smaller sense Logical Reasoning, the key to speeding up is slowing down. You must do your work on the original passage to succeed on the questions.
Obviously this is not a universal rule, but I would try taking a deep breath and focusing really hard on the passage itself and seeing if that has a positive impact. If it doesn't, then don't do it, but I think it's worth a shot.