jimmymac wrote: Clyde Frog wrote: Louis1127 wrote:
Does anybody want to comment on exactly how RC "got harder"? I have seen so many TLSers say that and I'm just curious as to how it gets harder. Some of the passages in the 30s seem really hard to me, and I haven't used PTs 40-71.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not questioning the validity of your guys' observation. I'm more curious
I think the earlier are tougher. I love comparative reading, because to me it's an easy -0. People forget about some of the insanely tough early passages such as waterbugs, Ronald dworkin anything, code switching, Navajo weaving, gray marketing, Hippocratic oath ect.
how do you approach the new passages? i feel as though its tougher for me because I am approaching them the wrong way.
I approach the comparative reading in the same way as the regular passages (summarize with one line after each paragraph, bracket key opinions ect.), but after reading the first passage really focus on keeping the first passage in your head and marking off similarities and differences as you move through the second passage. After reading the second passage quickly skim through both passages to keep them both in your head, since you may have forgotten much about the first passage after going through the second.
For example, using this method can help you avoid trick questions like #15 from PT 62. If you marked a similarity between the first paragraphs of both passages you can easily find the right answer which is actually answered less often than another answer choice.