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Hi, Just to acclimatize myself to ETS RCs and way these RCs flow, I have started reading articles from The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New York Times etc as suggested by many GRE prep sites and Tutors. I read an article at Laura Kipnis's "How to Become a Scandal," reviewed by Ellen McCarthy and failed to grasp certain sentences and the overall idea of it. Can some explain what is exactly meant by the underlined portions following sentences from the above mentioned article? 1. Kipnis expertly rebuilds the tension of each case, unraveling the details of her subjects' downfalls so methodically that I held my breath, willing these people to avoid catastrophes that have long since passed. And she treats her subjects with great humanity and an empathetic there-but-for-the-grace-of-God-go-I reverence. Kipnis knows that, for all of us, the edge is a little too close for comfort. 2. A teasing highlight of the book comes in a parenthetical aside, when Kipnis notes that psychologists have found that schadenfreude is always most potent in "areas of what they call 'self-relevance.' By the article, the author "Ellen McCarthy" clearly says "The book is most effective as a collection of well-told parables, but in the end fails to offer any illuminating revelations about a world habitually riveted by the humiliation of others". Can someone please explain what idea is presented by the following ending lines: "So, a confession: I almost always choose the longest supermarket line. More time to check out what other people have in their baskets and to make my way through this week's People magazine (which I don't buy, just devour from cover to cover)." Thanks a lot in advance. Please note that the excerpts have been provided from the article at the link : Laura Kipnis's "How to Become a Scandal," reviewed by Ellen McCarthy
Hey I am taking the test on 23rd Nov and i am practicing Reading comprehensions from the big book. I find most of the passages easy and easily get the right answers but it still remains the most feared section among test takers. Is the difficulty level of RC in actual test on par with Big Book or not? If not please suggest websites or books where one can find passages as difficult as in the actual GRE. P.S. My friend took the test about a month ago and he got first 12 questions RCs. 3 Passages one after another and two of them were 120 line passages. Have any of you faced anything similar? He did well to score 650 in verbal.