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## Ways to "bblast" the GMAT RC.

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Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:15 pm
mundasingh123 wrote:
Brent@GMATPrepNow wrote:
Great post, bblast.

If it helps anyone out there, I created a series of free videos (at http://www.gmatprepnow.com/module/gmat-reading-comprehension) that cover all of the important strategies/tips for RC.

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Hi Brent , does this video use a gmatprep rc to illustrate the strategies
Yes, it uses official (retired) OG questions/passages from the GMAT mini-test.

Cheers,
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Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:53 pm
Brent@GMATPrepNow wrote:
mundasingh123 wrote:
Brent@GMATPrepNow wrote:
Great post, bblast.

If it helps anyone out there, I created a series of free videos (at http://www.gmatprepnow.com/module/gmat-reading-comprehension) that cover all of the important strategies/tips for RC.

Cheers,
Brent
Hi Brent , does this video use a gmatprep rc to illustrate the strategies
Yes, it uses official (retired) OG questions/passages from the GMAT mini-test.

Cheers,
Brent
Hi Brent i still have the gmat prep tests left so i would nt want to see any rcs that would spoil my gmat prep rc experience later.
so i would like to clarify about the gmat mini test . Never heard of this mini test
You mean the gmac paper tests or the small rc section that comes with the gmat prep

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Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:06 pm
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Hi Brent i still have the gmat prep tests left so i would nt want to see any rcs that would spoil my gmat prep rc experience later.
so i would like to clarify about the gmat mini test . Never heard of this mini test
You mean the gmac paper tests or the small rc section that comes with the gmat prep
The "mini test" is a set of GMAT questions that GMAC put out give people examples of GMAT questions. There are only 5 examples each question type, so it's not a large volume of questions.
Educators are allowed to use these questions without having to worry about copyright issues.

Don't worry, it is VERY unlikely (perhaps even impossible) that the passages I discuss in the RC videos will appear on your GMATPrep practice tests.

Cheers,
Brent

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Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:27 pm
Brent@GMATPrepNow wrote:
mundasingh123 wrote:
Hi Brent i still have the gmat prep tests left so i would nt want to see any rcs that would spoil my gmat prep rc experience later.
so i would like to clarify about the gmat mini test . Never heard of this mini test
You mean the gmac paper tests or the small rc section that comes with the gmat prep
The "mini test" is a set of GMAT questions that GMAC put out give people examples of GMAT questions. There are only 5 examples each question type, so it's not a large volume of questions.
Educators are allowed to use these questions without having to worry about copyright issues.

Don't worry, it is VERY unlikely (perhaps even impossible) that the passages I discuss in the RC videos will appear on your GMATPrep practice tests.

Cheers,
Brent
Hi Brent i went thorough your rc clip on finding the main idea . The session was very informative and helpful .
Thanks a Lot

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Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:42 am
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Thanks for such a helping post!!

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Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:43 am
@bblast

Congrats!!

I checked the wenku baidu link for RC passages, but I don't see any answers/explanations for the same. Is there another link for them?

Thanks

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Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:02 am
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@bblast

Congrats!!

I checked the wenku baidu link for RC passages, but I don't see any answers/explanations for the same. Is there another link for them?

Thanks
Nopes, u can try searching online- u will get a few Gmatprep passages discussed at MGMAT forums, alternatively u can post ur questions on BTG or MGMAT- on the RC forum , u'll get a nice discussion going.

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Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:42 pm
an important takeaway from how bb does RC and my experience - we sound alike, and i quote his text
bblast wrote:
... The passage will twist and curl from one direction to another, so pause for 2 secs at these points and make sure u are noticing where the story is going.
...

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Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:53 pm
bblast wrote:
http://wenku.baidu.com/view/b938d86eb84ae45c3b358c35.html

Good Luck !!!!
what level qs are these? and thanks for the helpful tips!!

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Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:12 am
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bblast wrote:
http://wenku.baidu.com/view/b938d86eb84ae45c3b358c35.html

Good Luck !!!!
what level qs are these? and thanks for the helpful tips!!
These are very close to the real GMAT. cause they are passages from GMATPrep, use only after exhausting prep material

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Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:38 pm
Thanks bblast and Brent! you guys helped me out! I always got lost in RC!

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I have a question regarding the time keeping strategy. While I know the importance of limiting answering RC's within a certain amount of time, I find I lose the ability to read through the passage when I feel I'm pressed for time i.e. 10 min left for 10 questions. The more I am aware of the time, the less I comprehend from the passage as all I am aware of is that the clock is ticking.
Might anyone have a view on how to conquer this weakness? Would appreciate your views!

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