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670 (Q49 , v33)- How to get Q51, V39 +

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Hi Experts

I scored 670 (Q49 , v33). Please advise how to
- get q51:
- get V 39 : My weakness : RC. How to improve CR and SC further?

Material Used: All OG's (excluding 13). GMAT club test for Maths and Maths notes from my friend.
For verbal e-gmat course.

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Re: 670 (Q49 , v33)- How to get Q51, V39 + [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2013, 08:40
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Hi greatps24,

First off, I am by no stretch of the definition an expert. BUT I think I can offer you some advice that I hope can be helpful to you.

I am a native speaker, so verbal naturally comes a bit easier for me, but the way you approach each question type is the exact same. So let's break them down one by one. This is an explanation of how I personally attack each question type. Obviously there is a difference in opinion and no one "right" way.

Sentence Correction -
By far the easiest to improve upon. I think it's important to read the sentence entirely before looking at choices. Once I have read the sentence and understand what it's trying to express, I look for the most common ways the test tries to trip you up - there are a finite number of ways, so once you understand them all, it's easy! I look for pronouns, modifiers, etc. There are a number of books on this. But knowing they exist is only half the battle. You have to know how to LOOK for them once you've read the sentence. The more practice, the more efficient you become. Try not to spend more than 80 seconds on these questions. The more efficient you become, the more time you have in other areas.

Critical Reasoning
When you tackle a CR question, you look for details - understand the conclusion as well as the evidence it provides to support its conclusion. This will allow you to see the flaws in the argument - because there is going to be at least one. Once you understand why the argument is flawed, you can basically answer any type of question.

Reading Comp -
DO NOT READ THESE TYPES OF QUESTIONS IN THE SAME MANNER AS CRITICAL REASONING!!!!
You don't read these, looking for detail. You can go back and figure out the details. When you read a passage, understand the format/layout of it. Understand what each paragraph's purpose is in the passage. This will answer almost every question type. Except for inference, which you can just go back and look up.

I hope this helps. And anyone feel free to add/argue with any of this.

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Hi Experts

I scored 670 (Q49 , v33). Please advise how to
- get q51:
- get V 39 : My weakness : RC. How to improve CR and SC further?

Material Used: All OG's (excluding 13). GMAT club test for Maths and Maths notes from my friend.
For verbal e-gmat course.

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Re: 670 (Q49 , v33)- How to get Q51, V39 + [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2013, 09:02
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SC: Do as many as you can until you start to see the patterns in how GMAC asks the questions. You'll get to the point where you can sniff out what is wrong just by looking at the structure of the sentence.

CR: Not really one of my strengths. I'll defer to the experts.

RC: Just start reading... a lot. We are talking novels, the HBR, scientific journals, etc. Before I took the GMAT I had just wrapped up a series of books that totaled over 6,000 pages (it took me about a month to get through but well worth it). At the time I was just reading for pleasure, but I think it really helped me on the RC piece of the GMAT.
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Re: 670 (Q49 , v33)- How to get Q51, V39 + [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2013, 01:58
Thank a lot. Jamon and candayam.

As recommended in GC RC forum and stated by you, I have started reading Books from the list recommended by BB to improve my RC.

Noted your tips about SC and CR. I am revising Manhattan SC guide.

But, what about Quant..how to get 51 from 49?
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Re: 670 (Q49 , v33)- How to get Q51, V39 + [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2013, 11:00
reading books to improve in Rc..seems a very long cut...
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Re: 670 (Q49 , v33)- How to get Q51, V39 + [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2013, 16:48
tring375 wrote:
reading books to improve in Rc..seems a very long cut...


I wouldnt recommend it as a primary strategy. It is more of incorporating something fun into your studying routine. I wouldnt just start reading the Journal for the purposes of the GMAT.
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Re: 670 (Q49 , v33)- How to get Q51, V39 + [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2013, 21:11
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reading books to improve in Rc..seems a very long cut...


It is both fun and warm up exerciese for RC. Like I read 50 -60 pages (of Fountainhead - a classic) before starting the RC. And it helps
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Re: 670 (Q49 , v33)- How to get Q51, V39 + [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2013, 02:08
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tring375 wrote:
reading books to improve in Rc..seems a very long cut...


It is both fun and warm up exerciese for RC. Like I read 50 -60 pages (of Fountainhead - a classic) before starting the RC. And it helps


I usually read something totally fun (reading a Song of Fire and Ice which inspired Game of Throne series) so that I don't get bored.. directly jumping to fountainheads makes me bang my head :P (just my view)
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Re: 670 (Q49 , v33)- How to get Q51, V39 + [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2013, 03:18
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greatps24 wrote:
tring375 wrote:
reading books to improve in Rc..seems a very long cut...


It is both fun and warm up exerciese for RC. Like I read 50 -60 pages (of Fountainhead - a classic) before starting the RC. And it helps


I usually read something totally fun (reading a Song of Fire and Ice which inspired Game of Throne series) so that I don't get bored.. directly jumping to fountainheads makes me bang my head :P (just my view)


Thats good.

Fountain head has Gmat like content (like of lots of unnecessary details) and most important 700+ page to finish....:)
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Thats good.

Fountain head has Gmat like content (like of lots of unnecessary details) and most important 700+ page to finish....:)


A Song of Fire and Ice has a terrific story and over 5 novels :P
I think Fountainhead can intimidate beginners .. all Ayn Rand novels do it..

But All the best and I hope u get ur desired score :)
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Re: 670 (Q49 , v33)- How to get Q51, V39 + [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2013, 03:42
I also want to get Q51. Right now, my quant score vary from 47 -49. I have seen some good review for manhattan advanced quant book.

Anyone using this book? Please share your experience.
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Re: 670 (Q49 , v33)- How to get Q51, V39 + [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2013, 03:50
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I also want to get Q51. Right now, my quant score vary from 47 -49. I have seen some good review for manhattan advanced quant book.

Anyone using this book? Please share your experience.


sorry I mistook u for someone else..

though you can post a separate help topic as it helps in getting help as per ur special needs

also you can find the review of all the books here http://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-books-118706.html

also preparing and maintaining errors logs should help u
if there is anything in particular please post ur new topic and help will come to those who ask for it on GMATClub :P (original source Harry Potter)
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