It takes me like 4-5 minutes to read a CARS passage but I seem to have a hard time processing or making sense of what I am reading. It makes me feel dumb but what can I do.
Practice reading boring articles 1-2 times daily that you have no interest in whatsoever (try the New Yorker). My mom is an author and growing up she encouraged me to read “boring things” for this reason. Nothing about politics, pop culture, or medicine; something you have absolutely no interest in reading so you have to try to completely understand what the author is saying. Being a slow reader isn’t a negative if you can fully comprehend what you’ve read once you’ve finished. Just takes practice.
Dyslexia? Reading processing problems?
I think it's more that CARS Passage topics can be tricky and not easy. I am using Testing solution passages so far and I've been getting like 50% of questions right on each passage sometimes less than that and few times more than that.
Outside of CARS are you able to read and comprehend w/o difficulty, or is a problem outside of CARS passages? If not, it could have to do w/ anxiety? If you're timing yourself I'd stop and see if it improves. ESL?
i second the NYer suggestion. during college i was too busy to read many books for pleasure, but i did find time to read the new yorker cover to cover each week. i'm pretty sure this is what helped me score a 132 on CARS with basically zero studying.Practice reading boring articles 1-2 times daily that you have no interest in whatsoever (try the New Yorker).