How much can you improve RC?

scootsy
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How much can you improve RC?

Postby scootsy » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:17 pm

I've gotten consistent -0's on the LG, and -2 or -3 on the LR. I know I can ultimately get LR to -0 or -1, but RC kills me. I imagine I can improve some from adopting a more effective strategy, but everywhere I read says that RC is the least likely to see an improvement. I am usually around a -5 or -6, but sometimes am as bad as -9.

Should I devote most of my focus into -0's on the LG and LR, or are the various recommendations I have found on this site or in books (Voyager's strategy or the Manhattan RC strategy guide) going to help me improve my RC score significantly?

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withoutapaddle
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Re: How much can you improve RC?

Postby withoutapaddle » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:47 pm

I'm getting the RC bible for this

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furrrman
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Re: How much can you improve RC?

Postby furrrman » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:59 pm

The Manhattan book helped a lot for the RC, both myself and a few other people I know. Its also pretty short and easy to go through.

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HanShotFirst
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Re: How much can you improve RC?

Postby HanShotFirst » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:55 am

I was able to make significant improvements in RC (from -7/-8 to -2/-3) with the help of LSAT Blog. Although RC is considered the most difficult section to improve in, you can greatly improve if you learn how to approach it.

http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/p/lsat-rea ... -tips.html

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Re: How much can you improve RC?

Postby Archangel » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:29 am


Kimikho
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Re: How much can you improve RC?

Postby Kimikho » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:38 am

hell yeah I'm self promoting here.

went -5/-6 to -1 on test day, was consistently -0/-1 before that for the last six or so tests.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=216272

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drawstring
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Re: How much can you improve RC?

Postby drawstring » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:07 am

At the very start of studying I went -9/-10 a couple times, and I once got every question wrong on a passage (damn Noguchi!). I improved significantly after that, consistently went 0 to -2 in the final stages of studying, and ended up going -2 on the actual test.

It's definitely possible for a lot of people to make solid gains on RC and I actually found it much easier to improve than LG (my biggest enemy :twisted: ). I didn't find any books that helpful, and for me it was mostly about not marking up so much and not reading so quickly. I was very strong with LR, which you seem to be good at too, and I found it helpful to think of RC questions as LR questions.

scoobers wrote:hell yeah I'm self promoting here.

went -5/-6 to -1 on test day, was consistently -0/-1 before that for the last six or so tests.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=216272


I wish I had noticed that when I was studying. That's a hell of a job you did there!




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