« on: November 12, 2008, 02:03:46 PM »
What is your strategy for RC and why do you find it most effective?
Strategy A: Read the entire passage, then go to the questions.
Advantage: You have a full grasp of the passage when you get to the questions.
Disadvantage: Takes a long time and the passage is mind numbing.
Strategy B: Read the 1st paragraph, the 1st sentence of each paragraph thereafter, and the conclusion
sentence, then hit the questions.
Advantage: You get to the questions quicker with some grasp of the passage main points.
Disadvantage: Doesn't really work in a two giant block passage (best with multiple
paragraphs)and requires some time going back into the passage to locate issues you missed.
Strategy C: Screw the passage, on to the questions and dive into the passage as necessary to answer
Advantage: Well, you hit the questions before anyone else!
Disadvantage: Difficult to then gain an understanding of tone or main point. Lot of time
spent searching the passage for key words.
Strategy D: ? - If you employ some other method, throw it out there for review.
I'm looking for ideas as to how to move more efficiently through reading comprehension. Strategy A isn't working well for me, as I tend to lose focus getting through the 65 line wall of text.