The passage Most educated people of the eighteenth century, such as the Founding Fathers, subscribed to Natural Rights Theory, the idea that every human being has a considerable number of innate rights, simply by virtue of being a human person. When the US Constitution was sent to the states for ratification, many at that time […]
Learn what to read now to best prepare yourself for GMAT Reading Comprehension Not surprisingly, one of the very best ways to prepare for GMAT Reading Comprehension is simply to read, preferably from a high-quality reading list of GMAT-style material. If you have only a few weeks between now and the GMAT, you probably should […]
What is the difference between these two GMAT tasks? Some GMAT Reading Comprehension passages or AWA questions will have a “compare and contrast” type question. Others will ask us to compare “the pros and cons” or “the benefits and liabilities” or “the advantages and drawbacks” of a particular decision or plan or strategy. Students sometime […]
GMAT test takers have a variety of ideas and suggestions about how to tackle the challenge of GMAT Reading Comprehension. Some like to skim, or to speed read, or to read the first paragraph carefully and skim the rest. Perhaps there are individual test takers for whom each of those is a valid approach. For […]
Learn tips for simplifying your approach to GMAT Reading Comprehension Introduction Of course, on any GMAT question, eliminating wrong answers is always to our advantage. There are myriad methods of eliminating answers in the Quant section: because of the constraints specified in the question, the answer must be negative, or greater than 7, or […]
When you are asked to infer on your own, how far can you go in your own direction? Not far at all! How far can your inference go from the text? Not far at all! The art of inferring on the GMAT On the GMAT Verbal section, Reading Comprehension will ask you to infer […]
Fact: The GMAT Verbal section is 75 minutes long. Fact: Like the Quantitative section, the Verbal section is Computer Adaptive, which means the test will be adjusting the difficulty as you move through the section. Fact: The Verbal section has 41 multiple choice questions. Fact: There are three question types on the Verbal Section: (1) […]
Understand the power of this underappreciated approach to RC! Cognitive vs. Affective Most discussions of preparing for the GMAT focus overwhelmingly on cognitive skills: learning, understanding, remembering, thinking strategically, deducing, etc. Most GMAT strategies and skills are cognitive in nature. While affective considerations are clearly less important, they merit some attention. Human beings are profoundly […]
Fact: A typical GMAT Verbal Section will have four Reading Comprehension passages, among batches of SC & RC. Each Reading Comprehension question has a batch of 3-4 questions with it. Fact: “Short” Reading Comprehension passages are typically 200-250 words, and typically have 3 questions. “Long” RC passages are typically 300-350 words, and typically have 4 […]
Virtually all GMAT Reading Comprehension questions fall into these 6categories. 1) Find the Main Idea GMAT asks this question about almost every passage in RC. This is the number-one RC skill, which you need to practice over and over again. It will help to read at a relaxed pace (2.5 minutes for a short […]
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