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RC author attitudes
« on: November 26, 2006, 06:34:49 PM »
I just finished taking a preptest from 94, and on an RC passage I narrowed the author's attitude to "qualified approval" and "contentious disagreement." Silly me, I picked the latter, more extreme one, and was incorrect. I'm wondering if anyone's taken note of seeing a relatively extreme author's attitude answer choice? For example:

"wholehearted disagreement"
"extreme optimism"

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Re: RC author attitudes
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006, 01:02:42 AM »
bump a dump

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Re: RC author attitudes
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006, 07:57:34 AM »
never pick or reject answer option because it extreme or not extreme.  pick it because it match up with text or reject it because it not.

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Re: RC author attitudes
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006, 02:24:14 PM »
julie have no specific context for this, of course, but author with attitude of "reasoned agreement" will stress how much he or she agree with something, while one with attitude of "tempered optimism" would focus on how it look like things going to get at least somewhat better.

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Re: RC author attitudes
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2006, 02:30:20 PM »
the powerscore course is woefully inadequate in RC,
but some generic tips we got from our dude:

expect a passage on:
minority subject
hard sciences
law
humanities/arts/etc

the author will (most likely) never had a negative attitude in the minority passage.

mark passage while reading whenever the author gives his opinion.
mark dates, times, lists, examples, etc

try to become familiar with the different types of questions usually used in the RC section, most will basically be must be true questions where you should find the specific line # that makes you think an answer is correct.

while reading the passage, try to anticipate what would make a typical question

brain dump each passage and move on to the next

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Re: RC author attitudes
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006, 03:10:45 PM »
julie have no specific context for this, of course, but author with attitude of "reasoned agreement" will stress how much he or she agree with something, while one with attitude of "tempered optimism" would focus on how it look like things going to get at least somewhat better.

I have to say, your posts crack me up, even though I hate Gwenyth.

thanks.  julie try--although she have say she not trying be funny on last message.

no need to mention other lady, who changed looks be more like julie.  oh well, whatever curl her wig.

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Re: RC author attitudes
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2006, 03:12:13 PM »

brain dump each passage and move on to the next

where dump it, exactly?

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Re: RC author attitudes
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2006, 03:23:06 PM »
bring in a paper bag,
just for that

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Re: RC author attitudes
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2006, 03:29:52 PM »
look like you could use yer helmet.

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Re: RC author attitudes
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2006, 03:36:19 PM »
it's full

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