RC tips by GMATPrepNow
When it comes to Reading Comprehension, there is not one specific approach that works best for everyone. I always recommend that students spend some time experimenting with different strategies to see which one best suits their memory, reading speed and English proficiency.
Having said that, it’s crucial that you engage 100% in the passage. So, rather than approach a new passage with dread (“I don’t enjoy reading it at all”), try to feign interest (“Excellent! This passage is about stock market regulations in Mexico!”). The better your engagement, the better the results.
Here are a couple specific tips:
- When answering a Main Idea question, remember that you’re looking for an answer choice that encapsulates the entire passage. Incorrect answer choices are often too specific and fail to summarize the big picture.
- Pay attention to words such as yet, but, since, although, except, moreover, nonetheless, unless, and however. These transition words often signal something important in a GMAT Reading Comprehension passage.
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