How to Solve GMAT Reading Comprehension Main Idea Question

GMAT RC Main IdeaWith GMAT Main Idea question, the test makers wants to understand how good you are in getting to the gist of the passage. The best strategies to follow are:

1) Don't get lost in the details

The most common mistake GMAT test takers make is taking the time to read the entire passage in detail and trying to understand every miniscule fact mentioned in the passage. This approach is counterproductive. Skip through the details and focus on the intent.

2) Summarize each paragraph

Once you have read the paragraphs, summarize each of them . The summary of each paragraph should cover the central idea of the paragraph.

3) Paraphrase the main summary

Try to paraphrase the main summary from the summaries of each paragraph. Sometimes the main idea is explicitly mentioned in one of the summaries and sometimes it would be hidden in the summaries.

4) Eliminate and Select

Now go through each answer options and eliminate options that are irrelevant, out of scope or that tries to generalize or...

Essential GMAT Reading Comprehension Guide

After you read F1GMAT’s Essential GMAT Reading Comprehension Guide, you will:

1. Complete GMAT RC Questions in less than 1 minute and 50 seconds

2. Read Faster

3. Take Notes Effectively

4. Collect and Interpret Facts

5. Speed up Summary Creation

6. Remember Information

7. Question the Author   

8. Learn to answer GMAT Reading Comprehension Title question   

9. Learn to Solve GMAT Reading Comprehension Main Idea Question   

10.Learn to Solve GMAT Reading comprehension inference question   

11. Learn to Solve GMAT Reading Comprehension Detail Questions   

12. Learn to Organize passage in GMAT Reading Comprehension   

13. Learn to Identify style/tone or attitude of the author

14. Learn to Improve GMAT Reading Comprehension Score

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Mastering GMAT Critical Reasoning

After you read F1GMAT’s Mastering GMAT Critical Reasoning Guide, you will:

1) Learn to eliminate out of scope answer choices

2) Learn to spot logical fallacies

3) Learn to read questions by focusing on the holy trinity – premise, assumption, and conclusion.

4) Learn to disregard filler information

5) Complete GMAT CR Questions in less than 1 minute and 40 seconds

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