Manhattan Reading Comp Experience

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Manhattan Reading Comp Experience

Postby jingosaur » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:21 pm

I got my copy of the Manhattan Reading Comp book (3rd Edition) and read through it in about a week and a half. I felt that it was a great book and I learned a lot from what they had to say. I got 1 question wrong in all of the sample questions in the first 7 sections and I got 38 of 38 GMAT Reading Comp practice questions right from using their methods. This is after getting 6 RC wrong on my first LSAT try and getting as many as 10 wrong on another prep test.

I did the full Reading Comp in section 8 last night and all of a sudden got SEVEN WRONG. Has anyone else read Manhattan Reading Comp and had a similar experience? If so, has it gotten better with more practice? I'm going for a retake in June and won't take it unless I'm absolutely positive that I will test significantly better on Reading Comp. I'm wondering right now if it's worth the time to practice.

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Re: Manhattan Reading Comp Experience

Postby mindarmed » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:38 pm

goldbh7 wrote:I got my copy of the Manhattan Reading Comp book (3rd Edition) and read through it in about a week and a half. I felt that it was a great book and I learned a lot from what they had to say. I got 1 question wrong in all of the sample questions in the first 7 sections and I got 38 of 38 GMAT Reading Comp practice questions right from using their methods. This is after getting 6 RC wrong on my first LSAT try and getting as many as 10 wrong on another prep test.

I did the full Reading Comp in section 8 last night and all of a sudden got SEVEN WRONG. Has anyone else read Manhattan Reading Comp and had a similar experience? If so, has it gotten better with more practice? I'm going for a retake in June and won't take it unless I'm absolutely positive that I will test significantly better on Reading Comp. I'm wondering right now if it's worth the time to practice.


Small sample size, you need to complete more sections and practice

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Re: Manhattan Reading Comp Experience

Postby Mik Ekim » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:57 pm

Hi -

I wrote the Manhattan Reading Comp guide --

First of all, really happy to hear that you got something out of it -- makes my day, actually --

Second, just wanted to encourage you to keep at it --

We all read by habit - in the same way that we walk or talk by habit - and we can't read differently just by wanting to. Hopefully, the book helped put you in a better mindset for thinking about LSAT RC, but it's expected that everyone needs plenty of practice to turn that understanding into effective habits --

It sounds like you are in a strong position -- I would expect that with some more practice under your belt you accuracy will shoot up --

Best of luck --

Mike Kim

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Re: Manhattan Reading Comp Experience

Postby crestor » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:49 pm

although stated above, you can't make a legitimate conclusion from that sample size...




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