koala-fy wrote:portmanteaux wrote: koala---how did you improve your performance on the more recent RC passages? I'm thinking of switching to the 60s this week, and then make sure I have time to review them thoroughly and maybe attempting them a second time before taking the PT's in the 50s.
I really wish I had a great answer for this, but honestly, I'm still trying to figure it out myself. I have found that newer RC sections take me longer to complete (I used to have 3 or 4 minutes left to spare) and that when I see I only have a few minutes left, I panic, freeze, and waste time just frantically reading questions without truly absorbing what's being said. I'm training myself to not freak out like that, and part of this is shaving down time so I have a couple minutes to prevent the freak-outs and to go back to tough questions. And when I do hit questions that are tough, I'm training myself to circle it, pick an answer choice, and MOVE ON. It's only worth one point and it's not worth sinking so much time into. That has helped me speed up. I also think it is worth it to spend a bit more time up front to make sure you REALLY understand the passage and can move through the questions more quickly. Something that I've found that helps me with this is pausing just for a moment after each paragraph and restating the main point of the paragraph to myself.
Again, I'm still trying to figure this out for myself, but that's what I've got so far. Any more help regarding newer RC would be greatly appreciated!!
hmm thanks! I'll keep working on it and see how it goes this week. we'll get there!!