SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I could really use some advice about the current issue that I am having with Verbal. The strategy that I use is to take notes while I read and then answer questions and then jumping after 8.5 min. The problem that I have run into, is that I do not finish the questions for each passage and ultimately that brings my score down. In some instances, I don't finish not because I can't do them, but because I needed an extra min or so to finish 1-2 quest per passage (assuming the passage has 6-7 quest). It takes me around 5 min to do the reading and take notes. Obviously the problem that arises is that I barely have any time to do the quest. I get the main idea, tone, and "according to the passage" quest correct, but I have not enough time to think through the inference quest and new info & drawing conclusion quest. The problem is that if I do not take notes, then I either read too fast and don't analyze the passage as thoroughly as I should and ultimately get more quest wrong. The other problem with my current approach is that I need to keep tabs on the watch. I tend to lose focus because I need to look at the clock and thus, I probably lose several seconds or so along the way from each passage because of the dawning motion that "OMG I need to jump soon. So I better move and answer quest." When I do not have that stress, I tend to get nearly all of the quest correct. So I feel that my problem is more in my approach and strategy than straight verbal inaccuracies, at least at this point. I tend to finish AAMC individual passages using my current approach in the allotted 7-8 min with taking notes, but am not finishing passages from EK and TPR. I would appreciate some advice, if possible. Thank you.