TOP 10 TIPS TO CRACK THE GMAT Reading Comprehension
Category : GMAT
- Passage Reading
At first, read the passage minutely. Keep your focus on every word and every sentence. Break it into small paragraphs. Summarize it with quick thinking. Try to put in some examples. Make comparisons with critical reasoning. Apply the strategies such as, how to put it back together. Don’t s spend more than two minutes to read the passage.
- Form a Single Idea
Let a single idea come into your mind as to what the passage is really about. This will make the process quick in choosing the right answer for each question. Get mind tuned by reading a large number of English passages. This will help to get used to picking out the correct answer quickly. Don’t read the passage several times. It will confuse your thinking.
- Follow the Tone of the Passage
Get a feel of the passage by understanding the tone of the writer. This is possible by having a strong vocabulary. Build a base on which the story stands. Look for common meanings that connect with the next sentence. Make out a plan on how to pick the right answer. Crack the verbal code (written communication). It is simple as picking the subject and object of reference in the sentences.
- GMAT Structured Passages
Structure passage is contained in GMAT Reading Comprehension. The layout and tone of the sentences is a broad collection of brilliant ideas put together in a single passage. You need to view the text and tone with a broad mindset. Understand what you are reading. It is only then you can start answering the questions correctly. Strong vocabulary skills help a lot.
Garner a lot of vocabulary in your memory. Around three thousand words is a big collection. Memorize them thoroughly. A sound thinking mind will complete the job. All you need to do is make the word collection a serious business. Get to know their correct meanings. Apply them in the sentence and from the meaning of the passage.
- Interesting Words
Look for words that create interest so as to add meaning to the sentence in the passage. This could include a phrase or a sentence as well. Poor vocabulary skills end up in wrong answers. When you don’t know what you are reading, how can you answer the question?
- Avoid Common Traps
Avoid too much time in answering a question. It creates no confidence rhythm. Not more than one or two minutes should be spent on each question. If not come back later or in the end to find the answer.
- Trigger Words
But, however, moreover, still, regardless, although, nevertheless are trigger words that take forward sentence meaning. They give the boost to the sentence meaning. They maintain the flow of the passage.Thereafter, it very easy to improve upon Reading Comprehension in GMAT.
Examples play a big role in the passage. They make the meaning of the passage appear better. Question yourself why the author placed an example here. Next, you will understand how easy it is choosing the right answer. By this, you will know where the passage is heading to.
- First Sentence and Last Sentence
In GMAT Comprehension Reading the answer’s in the questions lie in the first and last sentence. There is no need to read the complete passage.