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8 Important Tips to Improve Reading Comprehension (RC)

Reading comprehension is the understanding of what a particular text means and the ideas the author is attempting to convey, both textual and sub-textual. In order to read any text, your brain must process not only the literal words of the piece, but also their relationship with one another, the context behind the words, how subtle language and vocabulary usage can impact emotion and meaning behind the text, and how the text comes together as a larger, coherent whole. For instance, let’s look at the first line from Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice: “It is…

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Tips for solving RC questions in CAT

Well, the first thing that you need to know is the importance of Reading Comprehensions (RCs). RCs constitute almost 50% of the CAT verbal section and in fact, the percentage remains the same for most entrance exams. This only means one thing for us: this is a critical area that you cannot afford to neglect. Here are some tips to score better. 1.     For Vocab questions, think like a thesaurus. Approximately 15% of the RC questions will ask you about a specific word from a paragraph. Keep in mind that you are…

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