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I have been trying to read passages from the three different topics covered on the GMAT: business, social science, and pure super difficult science. Surprisely enough the one I really master is...science! wow! Shocked this is really a surprise, I would have though business or social science would be easier for me. Maybe this has to do with the fact that since I am "scared" about the topic I pay more attention...is this a plausible explanation?

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It surely does!!! I have been trying that one instead of thinking "oh my God what a dry subject, etc". Great tip Eric!

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isisalaska wrote:
I have been trying to read passages from the three different topics covered on the GMAT: business, social science, and pure super difficult science. Surprisely enough the one I really master is...science! wow! Shocked this is really a surprise, I would have though business or social science would be easier for me. Maybe this has to do with the fact that since I am "scared" about the topic I pay more attention...is this a plausible explanation?
One hypothesis: perhaps you are performing better in science passages because of your phobia--maybe it forces you to really pay attention to what you're reading.

Here's my tip for RC. When you read your presentation, pretend that you are really interested in the subject--that you would normally read these articles for fun. I know that this advice sounds stupid, but when you go into your passages with this attitude, it makes it easier for you to digest what is being communicated.

I was doubtful myself about this strategy, but it works!

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Post Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:34 pm
It surely does!!! I have been trying that one instead of thinking "oh my God what a dry subject, etc". Great tip Eric!

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Post Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:32 pm
isisalaska wrote:
I have been trying to read passages from the three different topics covered on the GMAT: business, social science, and pure super difficult science. Surprisely enough the one I really master is...science! wow! Shocked this is really a surprise, I would have though business or social science would be easier for me. Maybe this has to do with the fact that since I am "scared" about the topic I pay more attention...is this a plausible explanation?
One hypothesis: perhaps you are performing better in science passages because of your phobia--maybe it forces you to really pay attention to what you're reading.

Here's my tip for RC. When you read your presentation, pretend that you are really interested in the subject--that you would normally read these articles for fun. I know that this advice sounds stupid, but when you go into your passages with this attitude, it makes it easier for you to digest what is being communicated.

I was doubtful myself about this strategy, but it works!

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