Ultimate CR Question

<p>To read or not to read? that is the question
Grammatix says to just look at the questions and use the line references to get the answers out of the passage without reading the entire passage.
Most people read the passage and either answer questions while reading or finish the passage and then answer the questions. </p>

<p>What way works best for you?
1- Not reading the passage (or just skimming it) ..aka Grammatix style
2- Reading passage and answering questions at the same time
3- Reading passage and THEN answering questions</p>

<p>pick and post what you think is best and please explain briefly why that works best for you

<p>none of the above u posted...</p>

<p>reading the questions first and then diving into the passage to look for the answer. I end up reading as much as time allows me.</p>

<p>I personally can't do it without reading the passage...I mean, how would you know what it's talking about if u don't read?</p>

<p>I read the passage quickly (but not skim - actually read), then answer the questions one by one while referring back to the passage lines. You really should get the general idea of the passage before answering any questions, in my opinion.</p>

<p>I use a combination of two and three.</p>

<p>^can you elaborate please?</p>

<p>The only questions I answer concurrently as I read the passages are ones with line references. After I'm done reading the passage and presumably done with all the line reference questions, I go back to answer questions about tone and what not.</p>

<li>It provides for optimal retention and accuracy (at least me).
EDIT: Basically what SandwichGirl said.</li>

<p>sanwichgirl and lightsource what did u guys get on ur CR for sat? lol im tryin to get a new effectice cr strategy</p>

<p>I haven't taken an actual administration of the SAT in two years. Back then, I received a 690. Now as a rising Junior, I've been averaging 80s on PSAT CR Practice Tests.</p>

<p>1 destroyed me and made me score low 600s. I just switched back to 3 and I'm glad to say that I recovered back to 690-710 where I can effectively gain more points and improve.</p>

<p>Needless to say, I despise Grammatix.</p>

<p>i seee
and another question
when u guys answer CR passage questions do you try to eliminate 4 wrong choices or do you just look for a right answer?</p>

<p>Eliminate of course. That would be quite an eyesore to not.</p>

<p>I got a 780 on CR, so I know this works:</p>

<p>The zig-zag method involves 2 types of questions: general questions and line number questions. We do all the line number questions first and then the general ones, which by then will be easy, becasue you will have read the whole passage.</p>

<li>Start skimming the questions, in order. Skip any general ones. As soon as you get to one that specifically mentions line numbers, stop.</li>
<li>Read up to the end line number (from the beginning of the passage if it is the first line number question), and if needed, a little more.</li>
<li>Answer the question.</li>
<li>Start skimming the questions again until you find another question with line numbers.</li>
<li>Read from where you left off in the previous line number question until the end line of the current question, and if needed, a little more.</li>
<li>Repeat 4 and 5.</li>
<li>On the last line number question, read to the end of the passage.</li>
<li>Now go back and answer all the general questions you skipped.</li>

<p>This technique is especially powerful for the SAT (You can use it on other tests such as AP Lang) becasue there are always passages with a high volume of line number questions, and they are always in order.</p>

<p>Does this help?</p>

<p>^ Do they allow highlighters on the SAT?</p>

<p>BTW, thank you for providing that strategy. I will test it out and hopefully it will allow me to reach 750! =)</p>


<p>No, they do not allow highlighters on the SAT.</p>


<p>I scored 530 on the CR on my last SAT as a freshman. Currently, I miss 1-3 questions on the CR section.</p>

<p>oh wow nice process komunnnity thanks for that
and nice improvement sandwich haha
i will be sure to use the procedure everyone has consensus on :)</p>

<p>No problem, good luck!</p>

<p>sooooo the zig zag method is basically a variation of the RR method and </p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/750399-how-attack-sat-critical-reading-section-effectively.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/750399-how-attack-sat-critical-reading-section-effectively.html&lt;/a> </p>

<p>? </p>

<p>btw I have been doing something like this for a long time and I have only managed to get a 630 on my last official SAT... WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?? (btw yes I have done all the BB tests already)</p>


<p>Perfect practice makes perfect. </p>

<p>After you finish taking the section, make sure you understand each and every question.</p>

<p>There are also the Online Course and past PSATs if you need more prep material.</p>

<p>but I think my main problem is picking the right answer. for example sometimes I would use POE on a question and then get down to 2 possibilities and I would spend a lot of time just debating with myself and referring back to the passage to choose between a couple answers... how do you distinguish the wrong from right quickly?</p>