Hard passages in CR

<p>For me, whenever there is a long passage in CR along the subject of business, legal action, lawyers, court, and all that jazz, I completely fail. :(</p>

<p>the phrases of these types of passages just bother me: (taken from one of my passages in a practice quiz)
"subsidize the cost of"
"decried as guilty"
"reaffirm the principles of legal and civil rights"
"but the maladies are frequently symptoms of more persuasive societal frailty than peculiar to the body or professionalism"
"lawyers as practitioners in it are subject to charges of inequality, inefficiency"
"the backlog in civil and criminal courts, the proliferation of nuisance suits and abuses within..."blah blah blah all really get to me</p>

<p>it just confuses me! especially the business,lawyer,court vocabulary. </p>

<p>can anyone else relate to this? :(
all other types of passages are fine to me</p>

<p>then look up those words. DUH!</p>

<p>A few words of advice. First, is that you probably don't have to know the specifics of what any of those phrases mean to answer the questions. Read for basic understanding of the passage, NOT to learn what it means. You're not being tested on legal concepts, you're being tested on reading comprehension. If you come to a phrase you're not sure about, read it no more than twice...if you still don't get it, just move on. Chances are you don't need to know it anyway.</p>

<p>Second, the likely cause of your confusion is not the legal concept, but the vocabulary. Decry, malady, subsidize, proliferate, etc. are are all words you should know for the test, and should know for life in general for that matter. They're not legal jargon. If you're getting stumped by vocab, just spend more time on it as part of your test preparation. You'll feel more confident and probably do better on sentence completions for your efforts. If you need ideas for vocab study, let me know.</p>

<p>Good luck.</p>