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RC: To scan or to read?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by aranjuez, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. aranjuez

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    Hey everyone,

    I was wondering what the best way to go about doing this section is. I found that when I just scanned for the keywords, I finished earlier and got a better score on my practice exams than when I actually read and made an outline. Any suggestions from those who've already taken the test, maybe tried both methods?

    aranjuez
     
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  2. rchuloholla

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    i scanned through it.. i think reading is a waste of time.

    what i did was I read teh questions.. picked out a keyword or two from the question..and scanned for those particular words in the passage.

    it worked pretty well i think.. i got a 20 on the RC

    ...and if u get a question taht asks for "main idea" or something like that.. pick a random answer.. and mark it.. come back when ur done..and the question will be easier.

    GOOD LUCK! :D
     
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  3. armorshell

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    I just read questions then scanned for the answers, I got a 27 so it must work alright :)
     
  4. allstardentist

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    hey armorshell, can you tell us how you worked your way through the RC in detail? I tried the "read question first and scanned for answer", but sometimes i get stuck in a question and i waste alot of time. So i need some help on this section. maybe i should scan a little bit slowly for a more accuracy? Thanks.
     
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    hey allstar, i take my dat tomorrow so i havent taken it yet.. but when i take achiever and topscore RC. I do scan, but if i come across a question that i dont know, i usually mark it if i cant find the answer in 45-60 seconds. then by the time you have answered the other questions you should be (hopefully) be able to pin point where the answer is that your looking for

    i hope that helps! and good luck!

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    "to scan or to read, that is the question."
     
  8. allstardentist

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    i see. ok thanks alot sundevil for ur advice!
     
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