Does anyone else get through a reading comp section and feel like "man, I might have missed half those questions..." or something like that?
Sometimes I feel like I rock a section and end up with ~-4. Then sometimes, like just now, I felt like I was swimming in an ocean of confusion and ended up with -4. What are you guys doing to build up confidence in these sections?
Also, I've got a scenario that perhaps one of you RC gurus can comment on:
I was at 16 minutes heading into P3. I read through the passage in a couple minutes, went to the first question, had no idea. Went to the second question, realized I had no idea what was going on in the passage. At minute 20, I reread the entire passage. In all, I spent 13 minutes on this passage. Luckily, the last passage was on fractal geometry (something I'm somewhat familiar with) and I blew threw it and salvaged my score. I missed one on each passage in this section, even though I felt differently about each:
2) slightly uneasy, but confident
3) kill me now
Yeah, RC is pretty unpredictable for me. My scores don't vary all that much (-1 to -3 pretty consistently), but I'll go -1 when I felt like I did worse and vice versa. Even more frustrating, the questions I miss are ones often ones I felt confident on, which is rarely the case with LR.
I need to change my approach, but I'm not sure how.
I'm going to try to take my next practice test in a library, and see if that makes a difference. For once, I'd love to take a PT without someone asking me questions or being obnoxious.