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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 04:07
I'll vouch for the OG verbal

Doesnt have too many questions ... about 100 each on cr,rc,sc

but the questions are good practice & they are organized in the order of difficulty from easiest to toughest which is helpful even in evaluating how much time you take per Q depending on how difficult it is and how accurate you can get. Plus they are all retired gmat Qs, so realistic

it was a hard book to get hold of though, i must have phoned half the book stores in Delhi to get it.
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 06:00
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Manhattan OG Verbal companion is also very good.Wonderful questions and explanations.Try it.


I have bought some of the 8 MGMAT Strategy Guides and gained access to the online MGMAT OG Companion (12th Ed). Do you mean this material?
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 20:08
aristotleprep dot com/book/aristotle-sentence-correction-grail

The above SC guide is very good. You can easily complete in 2-3 days and is very concise. Very good list of idioms and general Gmat Traps.

I highly recommend you guys to try it.

I have tried this after the recommendation of this person : 760-q-48-v-46-think-i-did-beat-the-gmat-101003.html
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 20:10
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suyashjhawar wrote:
Manhattan OG Verbal companion is also very good.Wonderful questions and explanations.Try it.


I have bought some of the 8 MGMAT Strategy Guides and gained access to the online MGMAT OG Companion (12th Ed). Do you mean this material?


probably you have the access to OG companion that provides quant solutions. It is the only Og companion published by Mgmat. There is no such companion for verbal.
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 22:32
Any updates guys?

I have completed og12 and og verbal for CR portion with an accuracy of 73 and 83 respectively. No doubt og verbal 2 is easier than og12 but the last few questions of og verbal 2 were quite difficult.

After the completion of both the og's I started working on LSAT CR questions from this forum. I have found that they are not similar to the Gmat questions. In LSAT CR I think assumptions are allowed.

For LSAT if you guys want to practice then practice only those questions where you have to find the method/parallel reasoning/Boldface type questions. Must be true and main point questions are really weird.

I will work on these 3 categories from the forum + og's revision + Mgmat CAT + Gmatprep + powerscore bible revision.

For SC I will complete og verbal this week and it will be followed by Mgmat and Gmatprep CATs, og's revision , and mgmat revision.

For RC - I will complete og verbal this week and it will be followed by Mgmat and gmatprep CAT, og's revision.

:-D I seriously need blessings for Verbal; its really daunting.

From today, I m going to read at least 2 boring article daily before starting any other study. It will hardly take 15-20 minutes. I have been procrastinating this since many months.
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 23:18
Hi
I need this forum . Gave GMAT on 16th sep . Verbal was a real mess.
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 15:26
I really enjoyed this post as an international i really struggled in the verbal section (23).I think i will follow your advice and get down to fundamental.
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2010, 02:00
Anybody is having idea about the e-gmat and gmat-pill. They claim to give good results.
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2010, 23:05
I have started reading MGMAT CR also completed Siddharta by Herman Hess as suggested by BB
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2010, 23:07
does anybody felt need to read grammer book for SC?
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2010, 23:12
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does anybody felt need to read grammer book for SC?


I think that depends on your fundamental understanding of grammar before you start preparing for the GMAT. For some non-native speakers, reading a grammar book to get the basics down will help a lot. For some, it's not so important since they have a good grasp of the fundamentals and only need to tune their skills to adapt to the GMAT.
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2010, 00:04
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 18:40
Thanks gurpreetsingh for creating this dedicated thread.

I am preparing for SC along with you guys. I tried a lot for RC but I do not think that RC can be improved beyond a certain limit. It all depends upon the passage you encounter.

I am going to start reading newspapers/books to improve RC.

Any recommendations for newspapers ?? specially for finance / worker/policies related passages.
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 01:03
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Thanks gurpreetsingh for creating this dedicated thread.

I am preparing for SC along with you guys. I tried a lot for RC but I do not think that RC can be improved beyond a certain limit. It all depends upon the passage you encounter.

I am going to start reading newspapers/books to improve RC.

Any recommendations for newspapers ?? specially for finance / worker/policies related passages.


here you go : improve-verbal-using-free-resources-101626.html

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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 19:21
Thanks gurpreetsingh.

This is really useful stuff.
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 19:44
Hello Friends,

I am done with OGs and Verbal Review for RC passages. Still I struggle few types of RC questions, specially inference/suggests questions.

I want to practice more questions, and I hope that it will increase my accuracy.
Please correct me if I am wrong and please suggest what should be solved for RC after OGs ?

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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2010, 08:08
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Hello Friends,

I am done with OGs and Verbal Review for RC passages. Still I struggle few types of RC questions, specially inference/suggests questions.

I want to practice more questions, and I hope that it will increase my accuracy.
Please correct me if I am wrong and please suggest what should be solved for RC after OGs ?

Thanks,
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I am missing main idea questions every single time. I am thinking of taking 10 different RC passages from 1000RC and focus on main idea questions alone. I will let you know whether that improves my accuracy.

For inference questions, please read that chapter from powerscore cr bible. Or you can read whip's guide on the same topic.

I started reading the opinion section of WSJ. I used to read the articles I like. Now i started forcing myself into reading the opinion section, which is almost like rc passages.
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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2010, 12:32
Hi Dreamy,

Thanks for your reply. I am trying hard to improve RC, however till date I have never developed interest in reading newspaper and now here is the result of that.

Even after completing OGs and Verbal Review, still I miss RC questions. I think I am going to follow Gurupreet´s suggestions about reading the material.

Apart from that, can you please send me link to Whip´s document you mentioned above ?


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Re: For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2010, 08:28
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I am done with OGs and Verbal Review for RC passages. Still I struggle few types of RC questions, specially inference/suggests questions.

I want to practice more questions, and I hope that it will increase my accuracy.
Please correct me if I am wrong and please suggest what should be solved for RC after OGs ?

Thanks,
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You just need to make sure that you're reading and absorbing the key content and message of the passage without wasting time on it too much. I've heard conflicting opinions, but I feel like the RC part is the one where you can actually get away with a lot of right answers without knowing too much of preparation as long as you ask yourself the following when you look at the passage:

1. What is the overall message?
2. What is the first para trying to convey? The second? The third?
3. What is the conclusion?

The third question is especially important in your case, since framing the conclusion is a crucial step in both CR and RC. And the key thing is not to frame your OWN conclusions, but to identify the conclusion laid out in the paragraph. The one common mistake a lot of people make is to make their own conclusions from what's given in the passage. Be warned that the conclusion stated in the passage might not be the most appropriate one, or it might be against your general knowledge of the subject matter, but for the GMAT you need to keep an open mind to everything that's said and treat it strictly as an academic passage.

As for the guide, you can find it in my signature.

I would also recommend looking at the RC Strategy Guide and Rhyme's Guide to Destroying RC (which I found amusing and useful at the same time)
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