How do I improve in RC?

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How do I improve in RC?

Post by LoveLife89 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:22 pm

I took a PT today (PT 56). I scored -2 on LG and -3 in LR. My score doesn't reflect this since I got a -10 in RC. I can honestly say I haven't done much studying at all in RC. Ive been studying for about three hours a day and my focus has primarily been in LR and about an hoe a day in LG. I haven't studied for RC because I don't know how to effectively study for that and I don't want my study to be counterproductive.

I have be manhattan RC and powerscore RC but I don't like powerscores book. How should I attack RC? Should I be doing a certain amount of passages each day? Also, I am taking the test in October.

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Re: How do I improve in RC?

Post by CardozoLaw09 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:33 pm

I was pretty weak in R/C too but have improved significantly over the last month and a half. It's actually one of the sections I feel most confident about now. What helped me was to zone in on the passage and read critically all the way through -- I'm not really a fan of making notes next to the passage because I feel like that can be a distraction at times. Always be on the lookout for what the author is trying to get at in the passage; look for key words that signal his tone regarding the matter at hand. There's really not much strategy/technique that can be employed in R/C, you mainly have to rely on the critical thinking skills you've presumably acquired during your undergrad. All I can say is keep reading passages to improve your speed and accuracy. Good luck

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Re: How do I improve in RC?

Post by boblawlob » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:43 pm

I'm no expert in RC, but the key is reading and being aware of how the passage flows (what a paragraph talks about and mentions in general). Then when you get to a question where you are not sure about, you can double check the passage quickly for that particular answer choice if it is indeed present.

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