The Reading Comprehension (RC) is an important segment of the GRE. The best way to prepare for this section is to develop a reading habit. We would encourage you to read as many books as possible as it will help you get accustomed to various paragraph styles, forms and passage structures. However, it is also essential to keep in mind the quality of the content being read. Therefore, we suggest subscriptions to magazines & newspapers like: The Guardian, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Daily Telegraph etc. The articles in these papers will give you a wide exposure to various topics and help you get accustomed to a wide range of subjects which you previously were unaware of.
Some general books which you can read on GRE Verbal to improve performance in the RC section are :
- How to Read Better and Faster by Norman Lewis
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- The Wizard of Oz Vocabulary Builder by Frank L Baum and Mark Phillips
- How to be Alone by Jonathan Franzen
- ETS: GRE The Official Guide to the Revised General Test
- Barron’s GRE
- Kaplan’s GRE Premier
- Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides
The above books will help you to read in a more systematic manner and analyze the GRE Reading Comprehension passage in an efficient manner. They will enable you to observe parts of the passage that are relevant to the questions given. You will also have to keep in mind the time constraint while attempting and answering the Reading Comprehension passages and make sure to not spend too much time on the same.
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