VN: Thanks for the reply. You are right that I need to score much higher than now atleast in PP. I would appreciate if you could suggest me some possible ways to improve my Verbal skills.--
bb: You were also absoultely right in most of the points that you had mentioned especially the one that "I finished the tests on time but couldnt get a good score".
I have finished going through with the Kaplan Verbal
yesterday including the pracitce drills of individual sections. I have not taken the tests in CD of the Kaplan
bcoz of technical problems.Kaplan
CD's do not work in Windows 2000 in my laptop and I am hung with the Kaptest Technical team for this.
Currently, in the regular practice tests in Kaplan Verbal
for individual sections I am only getting about half of the questions correct.
for example, my usual score in Kaplan Verbal Workbook
Tests which is timed for 25 mins are
Critical Reasoning - 9/16
Sentence Correction - 10/18
Reading Comprehension - 13/22
I have ordered a book in Amzon named "Power Reading" which I assumed would do some good to my reading skills. I am not sure as to what should I do for scoring better on sentence correction and critical reasoning ---
Any suggestions - please
WIN 2000 Workstation worked with me
but I did hear complains... I am sure since you are a software engineer you know all about it...
For reading - the best option is to follow Kaplan
's BOOK with CD strategy, practice the Workbook - which is very little though, and read books. i just read books I liked in English - this gave me style in writing, grammar feeling for SC, and reading skills and endurance for RC...
I think it is a good benefit. If you go to the Books section of the site, you will find a number of quality suggestions, if you have not done so already.
CR's key is assumptions, as I think about it. Some may disagree, but the difference in international/american logic strongly depends on the idea of assumptions. I have only one lesson on this site posted about CR and assumptions, check it out. It is supposed to be helpful. Let me know if it is not, and I will try to improve it.
Obviously SC is the easiest to fix - just learnd the Cliff's book's rules
CR is my favorite, but it may be hard for some...
RC is the hardest. Stolyar is currently fighting it and he had some helpful tips... such as Understand what you are reading. Read the intro carefully, read topic sentence of each paragraph, and make sure you keep track while you rea reading and not walking somewhere in your thoughts....
Let me know what you think about the power reading book.. I am interested.