It’s just over two hours into the GMAT, and you are working your way through the Verbal section. Critical Reasoning prompts? You know the best strategy for each one. Sentence Correction? You could spot these errors in your sleep. Then up pops your first Reading Comprehension passage:
“According to a recent theory, Archean-age gold-quartz vein systems were formed more than two billion years ago from magmatic fluids that originated from molten granite-like bodies deep beneath the surface of the Earth.”
…What? That was English, right? You recognize most of those words, but you’re not quite sure how they fit together. And that’s only the first sentence of a passage that can be up to 350 words long. Yikes.