How to Crack the RC Section?
With GRE only few weeks away..the battle of 'start reading', 'how to increase reading speed', 'read newspapers' is no more relevant..Here are a few tips for you to crack the RC section
- Quickly assess all the passages - The key for cracking the RC section is to choose the right passages and not waste time on the not so important ones!
- Mark them in the order of preference - Familiar topics need to be given priority over familiar ones since they are easier to comprehend.
- Some Quick Reading - Quickly read the first and last line of each paragraph. This will give you and idea of what the passage is all about.
- Go through the questions - There would typically be questions around the implications, main idea, word meanings, author's point of view, conclusions etc..
- Speed read - Underline important words, sentences that you feel maybe relevant in answering some questions.
- Time to answer - Remember that all answers are ALWAYS contained in the passage. Do not try to apply your past knowledge while answering- it can actually turn out to be detrimental.