Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

User avatar
Knock
Posts: 5152
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:09 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Knock » Fri May 21, 2010 3:51 am

PT's 31 and 16 I had my two worst RC scores, -6 and -5 respectively, out of 42 or so PT's. I think the -6 might have been because I took it late at night after a long day and I was already fatigued, so i'm not sure if these are really the ones I thought the hardest.

I think my worst RC passage was a -3 from PT 16, the 3rd passage, dealing with the "theory of self-organized criticality" if anyone remembers this one.

On PT 31, I missed 2 on 3 of the 4 passages, 1, 3, and 4, which were:
"Industrial Ecosystem"
"Donna Haraway's Primate Visions"
"Philsophers subjective vs. objective"

(titles are mine). If anyone remembers these, I thought they were pretty difficult.

Other ones I recall as difficult was the artist who rejected abstract and created modernism with his cartoonish work? if anyone remembers that one. Also the one about the artist/painter (?) who blended religion and anti-racism (?) together in his work, and kept the religious themes as he got older, but also never forgot about the racism?
Last edited by Knock on Fri May 21, 2010 3:59 am, edited 1 time in total.

kasparov
Posts: 41
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:04 am

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby kasparov » Fri May 21, 2010 3:57 am

i am a noguchi survivor. i see invisible sculpture everywhere now.

User avatar
Bildungsroman
Posts: 5548
Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:42 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:46 pm

Talk story.

Seriously man, fuck. The most bored I have ever been during the LSAT.

User avatar
Dr. Strangelove
Posts: 557
Joined: Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:59 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:01 pm

I found the code switching passage of Puerto Ricans to be pretty tough.
Some of the correct answers didn't make sense to me for a while...
I actually liked the talk story passage.

Hey-O
Posts: 719
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:50 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Hey-O » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:39 pm

I too hated talk story, but then I have never read Kingston Hong.

My most hated:

Fractals
Noguchi

User avatar
Knock
Posts: 5152
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:09 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Knock » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:42 pm

Hey-O wrote:I too hated talk story, but then I have never read Kingston Hong.

My most hated:

Fractals
Noguchi


Yeah fractals was really tough too, kind of suprised me because I hadn't heard of it until I took it, and I think it should be considered one of the more infamous RC passages. What PT is Noguchi from? I'm guessing 59, because that's the only PT I haven't taken (with the exception of PT's 1-6, and the ones excluded from the 1st 10 book). Although I might have done it and forgotten it.

bp colin
Posts: 167
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:08 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby bp colin » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:51 pm

Knockglock wrote:
Hey-O wrote:I too hated talk story, but then I have never read Kingston Hong.

My most hated:

Fractals
Noguchi


Yeah fractals was really tough too, kind of suprised me because I hadn't heard of it until I took it, and I think it should be considered one of the more infamous RC passages. What PT is Noguchi from? I'm guessing 59, because that's the only PT I haven't taken (with the exception of PT's 1-6, and the ones excluded from the 1st 10 book). Although I might have done it and forgotten it.


Yeah, 59

jarofsoup
Posts: 1951
Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:41 am

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby jarofsoup » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:57 pm

June 2007

User avatar
mac35352
Posts: 371
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:17 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby mac35352 » Thu May 12, 2011 8:56 pm

The Maize passage left me so confused. I lucky guessed 5 right....wow

User avatar
Mickey Quicknumbers
Posts: 2177
Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:22 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Thu May 12, 2011 9:29 pm

I love seeing threads I posted in 2 years ago pop up again.

User avatar
mac35352
Posts: 371
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:17 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby mac35352 » Thu May 12, 2011 9:47 pm

Mickey Quicknumbers wrote:I love seeing threads I posted in 2 years ago pop up again.

LOL. Still relevant two years latter.

User avatar
Bildungsroman
Posts: 5548
Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:42 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu May 12, 2011 9:48 pm

Mickey Quicknumbers wrote:I love seeing threads I posted in 2 years ago pop up again.

/Angrily disagrees with a post from the first page and demands the user explain his stupidity

User avatar
mattviphky
Posts: 1117
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:43 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby mattviphky » Fri May 13, 2011 4:04 pm

I'm so glad to see a huge consensus against chinese talk story. I took that pt last week and got a -7 on RC and couldn't believe it. I knew it was hard but its reassuring to see so many people agree on how hard it really was.

Lsataddict175
Posts: 38
Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:32 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Lsataddict175 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:38 pm

BUMP

User avatar
prezidentv8
Posts: 2821
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:33 am

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:14 am

effing talk story

User avatar
CardozoLaw09
Posts: 1745
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:58 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:35 pm

noguchi

melodically
Posts: 64
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:29 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby melodically » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:38 pm

Prions

User avatar
jk148706
Posts: 2499
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 11:14 am

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby jk148706 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:51 pm

Talk story

User avatar
hyperbolme
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:37 pm

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby hyperbolme » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:07 am

Knock wrote:PT's 31 and 16 I had my two worst RC scores, -6 and -5 respectively, out of 42 or so PT's. I think the -6 might have been because I took it late at night after a long day and I was already fatigued, so i'm not sure if these are really the ones I thought the hardest.

I think my worst RC passage was a -3 from PT 16, the 3rd passage, dealing with the "theory of self-organized criticality" if anyone remembers this one.

On PT 31, I missed 2 on 3 of the 4 passages, 1, 3, and 4, which were:
"Industrial Ecosystem"
"Donna Haraway's Primate Visions"
"Philsophers subjective vs. objective"

(titles are mine). If anyone remembers these, I thought they were pretty difficult.

Other ones I recall as difficult was the artist who rejected abstract and created modernism with his cartoonish work? if anyone remembers that one. Also the one about the artist/painter (?) who blended religion and anti-racism (?) together in his work, and kept the religious themes as he got older, but also never forgot about the racism?


Funny how everyone reacts to different passages differently. I did PT 16 recently and got -0 in RC. Haven't run into any truly rough RC passages yet, but I'm going to have to go find that talk story passage for sure, based on these reviews.

User avatar
Mauve.Dino
Posts: 171
Joined: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:55 am

Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Mauve.Dino » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:32 pm

goodolgil wrote:the cakewalk



YES. Oh, God, the Cakewalk was anything but a Cakewalk.




Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: StopLawying and 6 guests