Wizreads is a collection of recommended reading articles that you can use to improve your reading skills. This ultimate reading list from Wizako comprises curated ‘good reads’ under a wide array of topics with new suggested readings posted twice a week. You can access this reading list on this blog, and you can also subscribe to our YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter handles to see new and updated reading list content as soon as it is published!
What can you find on Wizreads’ GMAT GRE RC recommended reading?
Wizreads has organized these recommended readings through three different categorizations. If you want to start going through the reading list by difficulty, then you can check out the ‘easy’, ‘moderate’, and ‘difficult’ pages. If you would rather go through them based on recency of the posts, then you can check out the month-based classification of this ultimate reading list. Finally, your recommended readings are also broadly classified into three categories based on the topic of each suggested reading.
How should you use Wizako’s supercalifragilisticexpialidociously ultimate reading list?
When you begin practicing your reading, read our summary first so that you know beforehand what you are going to be reading about and then read the article. Most of the articles will tend to be longer than typical GMAT or GRE reading comprehension passages. That is perfectly ok – remember we are simply practicing our reading skills and the more we read, the better for us.
While reading the article, identify all the sub-topics or sub-discussions within the suggested reading – jot it down, if need be and then check and see whether the article matches your expectation based on the initial summary. Ask yourself whether you understood all the elements mentioned in the summary and where you found each of them. Note down the time you took to read the article and see if you can become faster as you progress. However, understanding the passage is more vital than speed reading. It is called Reading COMPREHENSION for a reason. Do not compromise the comprehension for the sake of time.
As you become better, read the passage first without reading the summary. Prepare your own summary – based on just the passage and no preconceived notions – and then compare with our summary to see whether it makes sense.
Why should you work with the Wizreads’ recommended reading list for GRE / GMAT RC?
A good reading habit is vital to cracking the GRE and the GMAT. Many people, in the course of preparing for the Reading Comprehension section, tend to develop ‘topic phobias’. They will decide that a particular topic is their kryptonite, and they could never possibly get answers for a passage that comes from that topic right when answering the questions. “oh I hate economics passages” or “uggggh I do not know to answer literature passages” are common complaints.
Here is the thing: the difficulty level of the questions in RC is not determined by the topic of discussion. It is determined by the overall organization of information in the passage and by the kind of questions and answer options. Reading regularly helps you get comfortable with a wide array of topics and overcome the mental block of ‘topic phobias’. If you do not like a particular topic, do not run away from it. Rather, run toward it, wrestle it down and say “Yea! I have conquered this fear!”