Stanley Otto Swift wrote:Now that I think about it, I did take a few 5 section tests as part of a Testmasters course, but when I prepped on my own I just took the exams as they were.
It really is hard to give specific advice about RC. Do you have a consistent markup strategy that you're applying systematically? My improvement came as I did passage after passage after passage; it just kind of happened as I got better at taking the test. My specific strategy was to use minimal markups and to refer back to the passage as necessary. In general I found excessive notation and diagramming to be a waste of time.
Ohhhh ok I wasn't sure if that's what you meant (about the 5 section tests)
My markup strategy mainly consists of: boxing the main ideas/args, brackets around each supporting idea (with a S1/S2 on the margin), underlining words that seem important. It's definitely been consistently my worst section (a list of all my scores from 29 till 55 can be found here, to make the awfulness of my RC clear lol). It's frustrating that it's also the hardest to improve on...:\ LG has always been the easiest for me, I feel like I got the short end of the LSAT studying stick XD!!