You guys are mean.
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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?
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.
Yes, the other answers were garbage. So I looked at B, and I was thinking, "Isnt this the common type of flaw frequently used in the flaw question?" So I decided that B is not the correct answer(while thinking C was also one of those hmmmm not so coherent....but that one word 'gravity' made me choose it because it at least seemed to show some relevance. The answer is B, can anyone explain C in more detail and why it necessarily contradicts the stimulus? What does 'being fundamental in itself' imply here?
Before 1986 physicists believed they could describe the universe in terms of four universal forces. Experiments then suggested, however, a fifth universal force of mutual repulsion between particles of matter. This fifth force would explain the occurence in the experiments of a smaller measurement of the gravitational attraction between bodies than the established theory predicted.
Which, if true, most strengthens the argument that there is a fifth universal force?
B) No previously established scientific results are incompatible with the notion of a fifth universal force.
C) Some scientists have suggested that they alleged fifth universal force is an aspect of gravity rather than being fundamental in itself.
Can anyone explain why each answer is right and wrong? Thanks in advance.
I dont think getting into the details of the actual process of changing CPI is necessary. The concepts and words used are already pretty complex and abstract (at least to a person like me who is not really familiar with economical terms) I think the previous explanation was good enough to understand the flaw in the logics, even though I actually had to think pretty hard even after reading the explanations for it.
One problem with this dang test is once you go off thinking in one direction like you have with this Q, it's really hard to shake it off and recover.
I totally agree with you on this point. Thanks everybody for the input. I will try to rethink this problem tomorrow, maybe it will seem a lot easier when my mind is clear.