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GMAT PHOBIA [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 02:42
how can a nonnative English speaker can develop reading,understanding, and comprehension
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Re: GMAT PHOBIA [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 04:49
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how can a nonnative English speaker can develop reading,understanding, and comprehension


I am also a non-native speaker and no authority in Verbal portion of the test; however, I have come a long way in my practice tests so far from V27 MGMAT#1 (taken cold without studying in Sept'10) to V38 GMATPrep #1 (May'11).

I have paid attention to the advice of experts in this forum - I read quite a few classic English novels since Sept'10. Also, everyday I read 3-4 articles featured in Sciencedaily, NYTimes and Washington Post editorials. Apart from this stuff, I try to read articles (about which I am least interested) on Wikipedia. Now, I can see my reading speed has improved tremendously along with comprehension. Also, I am familiar with most of the science, history related topics, which are unrelated to my area of work. In the nutshell, be a voracious reader, feed yourself anything and everything that comes your way. Just my 2 cents. :)
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Re: GMAT PHOBIA [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 08:06
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See this one: GMAT Fiction

I was a non-native speaker (still am ;) ) and scored V42, 96th percentile.
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Re: GMAT PHOBIA [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 08:38
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I'm a non-native English speaker too and got 750, although I started near 0 in verbal. The most useful thing was focusing on SC and be able to solve them under 1 min. Surprisingly, it automatically solved my RC slow reading problem as I had much more time not to rush and spend 5-7 min on just reading.
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Re: GMAT PHOBIA [#permalink] New post 06 May 2011, 06:25
Begin reading English. All the time. I am 100% serious. You need to immerse yourself in the English language as it is written by native speakers.
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Re: GMAT PHOBIA [#permalink] New post 08 May 2011, 05:48
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MBAGMATMBA wrote:
how can a nonnative English speaker can develop reading,understanding, and comprehension


I am also a non-native speaker and no authority in Verbal portion of the test; however, I have come a long way in my practice tests so far from V27 MGMAT#1 (taken cold without studying in Sept'10) to V38 GMATPrep #1 (May'11).

I have paid attention to the advice of experts in this forum - I read quite a few classic English novels since Sept'10. Also, everyday I read 3-4 articles featured in Sciencedaily, NYTimes and Washington Post editorials. Apart from this stuff, I try to read articles (about which I am least interested) on Wikipedia. Now, I can see my reading speed has improved tremendously along with comprehension. Also, I am familiar with most of the science, history related topics, which are unrelated to my area of work. In the nutshell, be a voracious reader, feed yourself anything and everything that comes your way. Just my 2 cents. :)



Thanks for paying attention to my concern, i , Bangladeshi and bangla speaker,obtained mgmat score firstly-v-29 and q-45, 06/01/2011, secondly v-28 and q-47,09/01/2011 and thereafter v score never went below 30,q score never below- 47.
what happened finally in my gmat 23/01/2011 v-16 and q-45 score is 500. what shame for me! i read Newsweek, times, nat geo,and Bangladeshi newspaper the daily star articles. notably my first GMATPREP was-530.

what happened at the time of my GMAT exam,
1. i totally failed to understand any sentence of the verbal part.
2. i felt bother about the questions as if questions had set with so many commas(,) .
3. i got a confusion to answer all RC questions because the answer options were only one word mostly.
4. i did so much brainstorming in awa section that reduced my patience in verbal section.
5. i was mentally pressured to prompt answering.


i am so much enthusiastic about GMAT. My BBA has been completed with GPA-3.69(4.00) Major in marketing, from Dhaka University,Bangladesh. i will appear for the exam again. so by which way i can raise my score is my major concern.
plz, help............................
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Re: GMAT PHOBIA [#permalink] New post 08 May 2011, 12:29
Read! ;-)
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