1) I am a non-native English speaker and from my 1st MGMAT CAT verbal was my weakest spot( 15 on verbal & 43 on quant).
2)I started with SC 1st with the MGMAT SC
guide, but was put off by their lack of structure and overwhelming content.
3)I then moved to Aristotle SC grail : felt it was simple and good
- Read through their concepts slowly( 1st pass - took 10 days).
- Started with the 2nd pass of the book(This time read each chapter and started to practice the questions against each chapter, only 10% completed so far). Almost 2 weeks have passed now since I started with SC.
4) Originally, I thought of finishing the SC grail and then moving to MGMAT guide + OG12
Qs in a total of 3-4 weeks. But seemingly this is not enough. Understanding each concept, practicing the question and the analysis of the correct answer in the SC grail itself has taken up close to 2 weeks now. After this it looks like MGMAT SC
guide would atleast take another 3-4 weeks.
5) I am now feeling discouraged and frustrated after I started with the SC topic. It looks like SC alone would take me at-least 3 months to read,practice and attain a good level of mastery. I am now unable to concentrate and my focus is disturbed.
I have read where people say that they had finished MGMAT SC
guide in a week or 10days. Is this really the truth? or could be true for people who have a strong verbal baseline.
I wanted to take GMAT by the end of May'12( with a 3 month preperation time) - but now it looks like it's going to take me an eternity to step up my verbal and further strengthen the weak spots in quant.
6) Can somebody please advice me on a good 1 month strategy to strengthen my SC?
I spend 1-1.5 hrs per week day and 4-4.5 hrs on Sat and Sun.
7) I also heard about e-gmat
course for non-native speakers. Is it really good and effective?
But I feel the price of $69 is a bit too much for SC alone( would be nice if test prep companies could price their offerings not only in dollars, but also taking into consideration the currency of the other not so rich countries). To somebody in US $69 could be a cakewalk, but for some other country currency it's a lot of money.
Thanks for your help.