it's allgood wrote: Anon-e-miss wrote:
Just recorded my first -0 full RC section
Now I need to replicate that success on some LR sections
How? What are your tips? Especially for us mere -4 mortals.
Well I'm not one of the more experienced users in this thread, but my most general advice is to really adopt the perspective of the author. I barely diagram passages. Rather, I underline what I think is the thesis/MP of the first paragraph, underline shifts in viewpoint, and bracket the key points of a given paragraph. Sometimes I also denote wonky portions of the science passages that seem marginally important but will require review if they are mentioned in questions.
I also am a pretty (although not abnormally) fast reader, so I try to finish the passage in 2 minutes (the science ones usually take 15-30 seconds longer) because it is easier to read the passage quickly and thoroughly and later review a portion in relation to a question, than to read the passage extremely diligently and try to answer almost every question from memory. I have finished almost every RC section with at least 2-3 minutes to spare with this method, and it allows me time to revisit the questions that were most difficult.
ETA: I have gotten 2-4 wrong on most of my RC sections, so I am by no means an authority, and my personal strategies (limited diagramming, question-oriented approach) may not be the best strategy for others (or even myself