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No need to understand what all sentences mean in RC?

orangebeerorangebeer Alum Member
in General 216 karma
Sometimes it's just hard to understand or imagine what some sentences say.
Does this mean we don't have to understand all sentences but just pick the important ideas?
It seems studying grammar does not help a lot...does it?


  • LSATKingsmanLSATKingsman Alum Member
    edited November 2016 1024 karma
    Well kind of. There are various schools of thought for RC and it sounds like you are in the first stages of creating your own. I will mention a few things that I think are very important to help you out.

    1. You don't want to get caught day dreaming. You MUST manufacture interest that way you don't glaze over things you really have no interest in. This is important because you must understand when you don't truly understand something or when you just are being lazy.

    2. The test writers put every single word in the passage for a reason. Now the key here is to understand that this does not mean you need it to answer the questions. Many times they strategically place sentences in places where it baits you to waste time reading it over and over again.

    3. You 100% CANNOT waste time reading something over and over again because the reality is you might not even be asked about it.

    TL/DR You need to be able to do 2 things when reading a passage. First, You need to be able to know where everything is so you can refer back to it without wasting time. Second, You need to understand the structure and relationship of the passage to answer MP/Author Q's/ etc type questions.
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