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I HATE RC

dubsy

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I HATE RC
« on: November 07, 2007, 12:08:27 PM »
i used to be so good at it!! now that i've finally improved in LR and LG, i've gone downhill in this area!! anyone else experience this????  just took a p-test and while i was thrilled to get only 4 wrong in all LR and LG... i missed six in the RC!!!!  what's so frustrating is at this point there is obviously a HUGE difference between getting these six right or wrong!!!  what do i do?????? is there such a thing as doing "drills" for RC? do them over and over again?? i feel like i just have to re-vamp my approach. ahhhhhhhhhh!

Re: I HATE RC
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 01:14:08 PM »
Maybe you just need to slow down a bit on RC questions. They're usually easy questions, but if you go into then with the same high speed rhythm that you've developed for LG and LR then you might think they're easier than they really are.

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007, 01:36:23 PM »
i used to be so good at it!! now that i've finally improved in LR and LG, i've gone downhill in this area!! anyone else experience this????  just took a p-test and while i was thrilled to get only 4 wrong in all LR and LG... i missed six in the RC!!!!  what's so frustrating is at this point there is obviously a HUGE difference between getting these six right or wrong!!!  what do i do?????? is there such a thing as doing "drills" for RC? do them over and over again?? i feel like i just have to re-vamp my approach. ahhhhhhhhhh!

I'm with you on this...

I am not happy.

Re: I HATE RC
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007, 02:50:57 PM »
I'm in the same boat.  Missed 3 on the other sections combined, and 8 on RC on a practice test I took last weekend.  I have NO idea what the problem is, I was only missing around 3 before.

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007, 03:51:28 PM »

Re: I HATE RC
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007, 12:10:51 AM »
RC improvement is so slow. I wish I could just have 3 LR and 1 LG sections. That would make this entire thing so much easier for me.  :D

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Re: I HATE RC
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2007, 04:42:10 AM »
you could be over studying. usually when people accuse me of overstudying i think they're full of *&^% but lately i think it makes sense. overstudying is when you study so much by looking at details (for example how do i improve on main point questions) and you have all these streategies on how to read and approach questions, that you begin to forget the fundamentals. read each paragraph as if it's a LR stimulus. look out for structure. look for author's perspective, compare and contrats, and distinctions.

Re: I HATE RC
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2007, 03:33:16 PM »
you could be over studying. usually when people accuse me of overstudying i think they're full of sh*t but lately i think it makes sense. overstudying is when you study so much by looking at details (for example how do i improve on main point questions) and you have all these streategies on how to read and approach questions, that you begin to forget the fundamentals. read each paragraph as if it's a LR stimulus. look out for structure. look for author's perspective, compare and contrats, and distinctions.

Very good one.

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Re: I HATE RC
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2007, 04:18:02 PM »
I agree with the OP. What else can we do to improve in RC?

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Re: I HATE RC
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2007, 10:58:36 AM »
Is there a consistency to the questions you are missing?  Are they the questions about the form of the argument or the conclusions which are/can be drawn?

sadly, i'm finding myself getting the "detail" questions wrong most frequently.  i'm overall pretty good with the general questions like main point, attitude, purpose, etc. but i don't knwo if it's because i don't pay attention enough to the surrounding context of the detail being pinpointed or what, but i tend to get these wrong. any suggestions? make sure i read the sentence before/after, or is that not enough - should i be re-reading the entire paragraph of a detail being referenced?