I used to be getting 10-12 wrong per section (like, 2 weeks ago) then tried to underline EVERYTHING I read. I don't know what it is but when I underline I understand it, plus it makes me read a bit slower. It takes me about 4.5 minutes to get through the passage but I finish on time and get 3-4 wrong per section now. Give it a try, don't time yourself, see if you improve. If you do just practice to improve your time.
Digging this thread back up because I can't sleep and this has been bugging me.
I agree that underlining a lot can help a little (for some), especially with retention and pacing yourself with denser passages. (I know I used to do this quite a lot)
But I recently went from getting 2-3 wrong to 100% accuracy on RC by reading without underlining.
By just focusing on reading, I save a sh!tload of time -- enough time to confirm all my answers, which is essential.
In fact, I think the guides that tell you to write in the margins, make boxes and circles and whatnot, are some sort of twisted joke to f*ck people over. Honestly, you can answer most questions by understanding the big picture, and the few considerations that are associated with it. For questions that relate to specific details, you'll most likely remember where it was mentioned anyhow, so what's the point in trying to predict and mark?
If you are having a lot of trouble with RC, it probably has nothing to do with your approach, but rather with the way you read. Your eyes are probably glossing over important details, since you're most likely not used to seeing such dense material.
If anyone disagrees, please let me know. I've tried all kinds of methods to perfect the section, but it never crossed my mind until recently to just read the damn passages, which was pretty much my breakthrough.
Sorry, I'm just pissed that I wasted all this time hopelessly trying to find the perfect approach when it was just so obvious.
I am gonna try your method b/c since PT40 and up, I've been getting a horrendous score in RC and I think it's time to change things up a bit