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How to improve verbal section [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 22:33
I am international student.
Please help me out with the magazines or books shall i refer to improve my English (to make in accordance with American style of writing)
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Re: How to improve verbal section [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 22:46
How much time do you have? I would read a variety of articles in English off http://news.google.com

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Re: How to improve verbal section [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 03:09
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I am international student.
Please help me out with the magazines or books shall i refer to improve my English (to make in accordance with American style of writing)


First of all, you need to read this article

http://www.mba.com/mbacommunity/MBA_com ... -exam.aspx

where GMAC has explicitly said, "For years, GMAC has paid close attention to the growing international make up of GMAT test takers and has worked to assure that the exam is not viewed as – nor is it actually --an American test. As the GMAT exam has expanded globally and been taken by more students from around the world, GMAC has continually made extra efforts to ensure that newly introduced GMAT items do not depend on familiarity with distinctively American expressions and usages. We have taken steps all along the way to ensure global fairness and appropriateness."

Read the complete article.

That said, it is a good idea to read books to improve your language skills. The article goes on to say, "Still, every language everywhere in the world consists of idioms, or standard constructions that are not literally derived from the most basic rules of grammar and vocabulary. Some Sentence Correction items continue to pose reasoning tasks that incorporate English language, NOT American, idioms."

The following link will give you ideas:

books-to-read-improve-verbal-score-and-enjoy-a-good-read-76079.html
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Re: How to improve verbal section [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 05:25
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While reading make sure that you read strategically - Read slowly focusing on sentence structure, modifiers, parallelism etc. Make sure that you understand the intended meaning that the author is trying to communicate. Also focus on American media such as WSJ, economist, Nytimes.com (excellent opinions column), discover magazine etc.

One of our customers compiled a list of articles that you could use to get started. Click on the link below for the list.

http://www.beatthegmat.com/gmat-verbal- ... 85908.html

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