Is there any better approach to LR/RC studying than PTing?

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Is there any better approach to LR/RC studying than PTing?

Postby Youppi! » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:31 pm

Constant exposure to each question type to internalize the exam's language.

I have the LR Bible but I think it could be holding me back (stalling my progress). Maybe I just get bored working with a certain style of question for several days a week.

What has been your experience?

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Re: Is there any better approach to LR/RC studying than PTing?

Postby Straw_Mandible » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:44 pm

Constant exposure, yes. PT'ing, not necessarily.

Drill with these:
http://www.cambridgelsat.com/bundles/lo ... g-by-type/

And these:
http://www.cambridgelsat.com/problem-se ... rehension/

Then go ahead and PT to your heart's content.

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Re: Is there any better approach to LR/RC studying than PTing?

Postby Youppi! » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:54 pm

Straw_Mandible wrote:Constant exposure, yes. PT'ing, not necessarily.

Drill with these:
http://www.cambridgelsat.com/bundles/lo ... g-by-type/

And these:
http://www.cambridgelsat.com/problem-se ... rehension/

Then go ahead and PT to your heart's content.


I've got those but donno how to balance everything, tbh, with 4 weeks to go.

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Re: Is there any better approach to LR/RC studying than PTing?

Postby vicpin5190 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:59 pm

My only concern on RC drilling is how do you go about tackling the comparative reading sections? They're here to stay but drilling them or practicing them clearly will deprive you having fresh PT material leading up to test day. How do you guys toe this line?

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Re: Is there any better approach to LR/RC studying than PTing?

Postby mellow » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:03 pm

vicpin5190 wrote:My only concern on RC drilling is how do you go about tackling the comparative reading sections? They're here to stay but drilling them or practicing them clearly will deprive you having fresh PT material leading up to test day. How do you guys toe this line?

imo those PTs are the most useful because they're the most similar to the ones you'll be taking on test day. what I did was PT them first and then drill them later. Plenty of other PTs you could be taking RC passages from.

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Re: Is there any better approach to LR/RC studying than PTing?

Postby bp shinners » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:09 pm

melodygreenleaf wrote:
vicpin5190 wrote:My only concern on RC drilling is how do you go about tackling the comparative reading sections? They're here to stay but drilling them or practicing them clearly will deprive you having fresh PT material leading up to test day. How do you guys toe this line?

imo those PTs are the most useful because they're the most similar to the ones you'll be taking on test day. what I did was PT them first and then drill them later. Plenty of other PTs you could be taking RC passages from.


Also, most people find the comparative to be a bit easier. They're shorter, so there isn't as much room to develop arguments. Each one usually has a single viewpoint that's backed up by one set of evidence.

If you can keep track of 2 viewpoints in a single passage, you should be able to keep track of 2 viewpoints in two passages. Might even be easier, since the passage won't keep hopping back and forth between them.




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