Reading Comprehension Help

2012LSATaker
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Reading Comprehension Help

Postby 2012LSATaker » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:24 pm

I'm scoring in the low 160's and most of my problems lie in RC. Anyone have any suggestions on how I can improve my comprehension? I'm aiming to take the LSAT in June.

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Re: Reading Comprehension Help

Postby warandpeace » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:26 pm

2012LSATaker wrote:I'm scoring in the low 160's and most of my problems lie in RC. Anyone have any suggestions on how I can improve my comprehension? I'm aiming to take the LSAT in June.


how many PTs have you taken bro

2012LSATaker
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Re: Reading Comprehension Help

Postby 2012LSATaker » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:29 pm

Like 6. But I plan on taking another 10-15 before June.

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Re: Reading Comprehension Help

Postby Trajectory » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:36 pm

Im in the same boat with OP! I've taken around 13 PT's. RC just kills my score.

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Re: Reading Comprehension Help

Postby wtrc » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:24 pm

I'm in the same boat as well regarding RC, easily my weakest section.

Read a lot. Read in your non-study time. Limit your TV for the next three months (assuming you are taking in June). Read The Economist. Read Scientific websites. After each article, write down the main point of the article and summarize the structure of each argument or fact set.

And drill LR too.

When you take PT's and start doing 5 sections, make your "experimental" an RC every time, from old (pre 39) PT's.

I've gone from getting like 8 wrong on RC per section to a much more manageable 4. It helps.

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Re: Reading Comprehension Help

Postby illiniguy1551 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:53 pm

Do the first 40 LSAT Preptest reading comp passages. For the first ten or so, just practice actively reading, main pts, role, AT etc. Do this untimed. You'll get faster naturally due to efficiency. Then start doing timed passages to get timing down. I went from high 150's on my first two LSAT's to a 164 in Feb. You will need a couple months to do this. I was even faster in LR after doing this lol.

I used the Manhattan packet for convenience and saved new preptests for PT material. Good Luck. I found this much more beneficial than reading The Economist and other scholarly materials.

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Re: Reading Comprehension Help

Postby bp shinners » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:13 am

When reviewing, make sure to go back and see where the correct answers come from. If it was lost in the passage and you had nothing resembling a tag to call out that info, recognize that you might need to start tagging those elements in the passage. If you did tag it, pat yourself on the back and keep tagging it. What will show up in the questions is utterly predictable; it's just a matter of spending the time to notice those patterns.

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Re: Reading Comprehension Help

Postby 2012LSATaker » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:03 am

Thank you all for the advice.




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