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Best info in RC bible
« on: September 25, 2008, 01:02:27 AM »
Anyone who has the new RCB: what do you think is the most useful advice in there that you've come across so far? Any really great points/insights?

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Re: Best info in RC bible
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008, 11:43:25 AM »
Really? Nothing?

TimMitchell

Re: Best info in RC bible
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008, 11:55:39 AM »
The suggestions they give on how to make notes in the passage is excellent

Re: Best info in RC bible
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 05:56:20 PM »
The suggestions they give on how to make notes in the passage is excellent

Would you suggest using the RCB diagram/shorthand techniques? If not what are yours?

Re: Best info in RC bible
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008, 08:34:24 PM »
here's an insight. don't buy it.

Re: Best info in RC bible
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008, 11:11:00 PM »
I have it, and all I use it for is the recent RC passages I don't have. Also, I read through the comparative chapter. The book tells you that "If you want to find the main point, look in the passage." It's not the best, but then again RC isn't really learnable - unless you don't know how to read.

I can see it being helpful for becoming familiar with RC questions though...maybe...

Re: Best info in RC bible
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008, 12:19:33 PM »
I learned majority of the materials covered in RC Bible from BP.  Personally, when it comes to marking the passage, I think BP does a better job than RC Bible (way too much markings).  On the other hand, RC Bible's analysis of each passages covered is impressive.

The book heavily emphasize their VIEWSTAMP technique, which I think is the most important thing that test takers should be aware of.  I'm currently re-reading chapter 8 as it contains great information.

On the downside, I think they copy-pasted a good portion from LRB.

Re: Best info in RC bible
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2008, 01:47:15 PM »
Is VIEWSTAMP just stuff like bracketing definitions, circling unusual words, noting examples, etc.?


Re: Best info in RC bible
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2008, 04:30:59 PM »
Is VIEWSTAMP just stuff like bracketing definitions, circling unusual words, noting examples, etc.?



Not exactly.  It's actually an acronym for specific key elements that test takers should look for when reading a passage.  I do not know the forum rules for actually describing what the VIEWSTAMP is, but if I'm allowed I have no problem explanining it.  Powerscore might not like the idea though.

Re: Best info in RC bible
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2008, 05:59:09 PM »
Is VIEWSTAMP just stuff like bracketing definitions, circling unusual words, noting examples, etc.?



Not exactly.  It's actually an acronym for specific key elements that test takers should look for when reading a passage.  I do not know the forum rules for actually describing what the VIEWSTAMP is, but if I'm allowed I have no problem explanining it.  Powerscore might not like the idea though.

Just go ahead an share, thanks