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My neck hurt too. I think the muscle on your upper back also hurts because you have to focus for so long. During the diagnostic exam, my head was literally having some sort of numbnuss. I guess that is because this is one of the few times I used my brain so much without taking breaks in between. lol

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Effective Reading Comp strategies
« on: October 07, 2007, 01:07:54 AM »
I think what you mentioned is pretty much the basic strat most of people use. I think reading questions first is dependent on personal preference. If one does summarize the main point for each paragraph, then she would have a solid idea of where the author is going. Do you have any ideas about how to approach application questions? That is one of the biggest problems I have with RC section.  :(

Studying for the LSAT / Re: finished all TM materials... any suggestions?
« on: October 06, 2007, 11:49:05 PM »
Just curious. Do you feel really comfortable with all the sections now that you have done everything?

Studying for the LSAT / I need help~~~
« on: October 06, 2007, 11:45:46 PM »
 RC is really kicking my behind right now. LR is not all that intimidating anymore since I can pretty much get most of the questions correct if I don't make stupid mistakes. Logic games.... oh well I should review the LGB and start practicing more. I have been doing the RC for the past 2 weeks and I keep missing application questions and some detail questions. The problems I have with these types are:

Application question: When I look back at the passage and start reading the relevant parts, I can't determine if I should read the entire paragraph again or just read few lines regarding the subject. When I do the latter, I always get the question wrong because one part of the answer choice I chose does not match what was said in the passage. Reading the entire paragraph once again seems to be just too much and time consuming.

Detail questions: I cannot distinguish the subtle differences of words used by the answer choices. One answer choice seems to look pretty good, and when I choose it, it is wrong and some other less good looking choice is correct.

I guess I really do not have the basics down for RC. I do enjoy reading RC passages, no problems with that. I also like to summarize and understand the structure and main point. Overall, I really like doing this section. The problem is that I keep missing these types of questions and it is so frustrating because I don't seem to improve. Does anyone have some tips on these types of questions or RC in general? I would really appreciate your help.  :)

I really don't understand why anyone would raise their kids in New York City.

I totally agree with you.  ;)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSD isn't so peaceful anymore...
« on: October 03, 2007, 10:50:31 PM »
You guys are mean.  :(

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSD isn't so peaceful anymore...
« on: October 03, 2007, 08:38:07 PM »
It is called 'the word of encouragement' if you didn't know...  lol ;D I think people are being overly logical because of this test!

Studying for the LSAT / LSD isn't so peaceful anymore...
« on: October 03, 2007, 05:00:23 PM »
People are so freaked out and there are so many posts after the Sept exam...
I hope all of you receive the dream score and go home peacefully.  :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: RC Question
« on: October 03, 2007, 03:24:28 AM »
For the "which one of these was mentioned in the passage" questions, then like others have said all of the information will be explicitly stated in the passage, and it's just a matter of finding it.  The "author would most likely agree with" questions are essentially extensions of the main point questions, and are probably the hardest of the RC sections in that they're just the sort of questions that either seem right to you or don't.  My recommendation: read.  Just read anything, but read a lot.  People say RC is the hardest section to study for...I guess I'm lucky in that it's never been a problem for me.  I don't have any specific advice to offer, but as far as I can tell, reading a lot of different kinds of material - literature, scientific articles, historical works, and whatever else - is the only way to "get it" for RC.  At some point it should just start making sense.

I am not sure if I really agree with you on this one. I have no doubt that you are one of those people who do exceptionally well on RC(since you say so yourself) but I believe I also belong in the category of 'voracious readers'. I did read A LOT but still very much suck at RC. I used to suck pretty bad at LR as well, but since I have learned the right approach and tried to get used to the method, I improved a lot. I believe same thing can happen for RC section as well because I KNOW that this section requires a specific approach for one to do well on it. I can tell this just by looking at how certain structures are used for passages and different types of questions are being asked. I just do not have the right info like how I did for LR section (the Bible, ect.)  :(
Anyone has any more thoughts about the extension questions?

Studying for the LSAT / RC Question
« on: October 02, 2007, 09:17:26 PM »
Thanks to all the people who helped me with the LR Q's. I feel a lot more comfortabl with many question types now. I am wondering if anyone can give me some tips on RC. I seem to understand the passages pretty well and also understand the structure of them faily well every time I read, but
extension questions (the ones author would agree with, or application questions) are giving me hard time because I always pick the second best answer and cannot be sure if my answers are right or wrong. I also have problem with some of the questions that ask me about part of the passage. (ex. Which was not used in the author's attempt to prove his claim) These types of questions tend to be so random that I can barely remember all the things (I do understand the fuction of each passage, but I am not going to remember all the details of them) Could any of you RC gurus help me with these? I would be very thankful.

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