So I've been running into a little trouble with RC. I read all the threads regarding RC but was wondering what past LSAT-takers actually did on the test. Did you write out one-sentence summaries of each paragraph? Underline/highlight main points? Note various points of view? I just find myself having serious time issues when I write ANYTHING out. Should I just practice on my comprehension of the material, as to allow me to mentally note the aforementioned strategies. All help/insight is appreciated.
Don't waste your time writing things out if it doesn't increase your comprehension/accuracy.
Here's my theory: test prep companies know that taking tons of notes doesn't really work, but they need to put something in the books, so they say it does.
As with the other sections, there is no Secret Knowledge that will allow you to get all the questions right. There are numerous strategies, some of which may be effective for you, but no silver bullet.
In summery, there is no substitute for hard work.
If you're having time issues on RC, than you might want to work on bringing your reading speed up, in which case I would recommend going down to a used bookstore and picking up a dozen back issues of Scientific American, Smithsonian, Etc. and forcing yourself to spend more time reading generally.
Set goals, such as 7-10 news paper articles each morning, 80-100 pages of a book, and two magazines a day, for instance.