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08 Aug 2008, 21:46
Hi everyone. I am not an native english speaker and i started to learn english 10 months ago. I had 32 in verbal in official GMAT and I want to improve my score at 40. My problems are in SC (big problem with idioms) and in infferences. Can you suggest some books? I already have Princeton, Kaplan, Barron, but I think that they are not sufficient. Thank you for help
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08 Aug 2008, 21:57
I think that this section is not the best place for this topic. Sorry. I will move it in the verbal section.
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12 Aug 2008, 13:04
Manhattan and Powerscore sentence correction books are the best.
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25 Aug 2008, 14:37
For sentence correction-Manhattan GMAT SC guide
CR-Powerscore CR bible
RC-Regularly read the newspapers (WSJ or economist)
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20 Apr 2009, 11:35
Go for Kaplan Verbal first. If you are confident enough then move to Kaplan 800.

A combination of these two will give you ample practice for Verbal

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26 Jul 2011, 09:28
For CR , what is the best source??
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26 Jul 2011, 09:33
There is a mutual consensus on two books here in gmat club!!

a. For SC, Manahattan SC is the bible.

b. For CR, Power score CR is the best.

I personally didn't use any of the powerscore guide but I respect & believe the view of majority.
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26 Jul 2011, 20:47
Hussain15 wrote:
There is a mutual consensus on two books here in gmat club!!

a. For SC, Manahattan SC is the bible.

b. For CR, Power score CR is the best.

I personally didn't use any of the powerscore guide but I respect & believe the view of majority.

I need to know the source for practicing CRs and not just the theory, Can you tell me what sources you used for CR
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26 Jul 2011, 21:09
Another vote for Powerscore CR and Manhattan SC. These are the top guidebooks.

And crackHSW, start with OG 12 and OG Verbal. Also, the verbal forums here are a great source for practice and discussion.
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26 Jul 2011, 21:11
@ crackHSW: As I had the MGMAT strategy guides, so I had to use the MGMAT CR book. It was quite good. As far as the practice is concerned, the best source for practicing CR are OG, power prep, gmat prep CAT & old GMAC's paper tests. You know why,? I always have found the official CR questions, the best in logic and reasoning. So I preferred to go through official problems. CR collections of different test prep companies were not so attractive to me, as I had some issued in finding a true logic in their questions.
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26 Jul 2011, 23:35
I believe you should start from Foundations of GMAT Verbal by MGMAT

You can see the review by BB at this link..

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2B10DXN7E ... r_dp_perm#
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28 Jul 2011, 05:28
For SC I would suggest you Manhattan SC and Doing Grammar by Max Morenberg.
SC is the only part of the GMAT which you have to learn by hard.
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