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I just don t get it... [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2009, 02:09
Hi All,

2 months ago I took the GMAT and scored a miserable 430. No surprise, even if I had horked very hard I did not put an emphasis on the way I should be reviewing for the test. Instead of understanding the concepts firts, I just practised and practised hence doing again and again the same errors each time. Verbal ? I only spent a few hours on it thinking that my english was not that bad and that I would tough it out. Big mistake, my score just proves it. Anyway, I have since done, in my opinion, the right things since my score now in Quant is around 42 (scored 26 in the real GMAT) but I am still having issues with Verbal and especially with RC. I can get up to 90% correct answers on SC, about 70% in CR but, and it s a shame, only around 30/40 % in RC... no comments right? I do not understand how I can sometimes get all the questions on a text wrong. I have tried several strategies that you guys have submitted in this forum but it just does not work. I just can t accept that my verbal score is reduced to 25 or 27 because of RC !

I am French and applying to the MBA HEC program. HEC made me understand that they really like my profile and that they would be happy to have me on board. However I still need to get a 640-650 score. That s not an outstanding score yet I dont need and can t do more anyway. Doing 42 in Quant is already a miracle I have made possible thanks to very hard work. Seems that with verbal I have big issues I just can t resolve for now.

Your two cents please? Thanks!
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Re: I just don t get it... [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2009, 05:40
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Hi All,

2 months ago I took the GMAT and scored a miserable 430. No surprise, even if I had horked very hard I did not put an emphasis on the way I should be reviewing for the test. Instead of understanding the concepts firts, I just practised and practised hence doing again and again the same errors each time. Verbal ? I only spent a few hours on it thinking that my english was not that bad and that I would tough it out. Big mistake, my score just proves it. Anyway, I have since done, in my opinion, the right things since my score now in Quant is around 42 (scored 26 in the real GMAT) but I am still having issues with Verbal and especially with RC. I can get up to 90% correct answers on SC, about 70% in CR but, and it s a shame, only around 30/40 % in RC... no comments right? I do not understand how I can sometimes get all the questions on a text wrong. I have tried several strategies that you guys have submitted in this forum but it just does not work. I just can t accept that my verbal score is reduced to 25 or 27 because of RC !

I am French and applying to the MBA HEC program. HEC made me understand that they really like my profile and that they would be happy to have me on board. However I still need to get a 640-650 score. That s not an outstanding score yet I dont need and can t do more anyway. Doing 42 in Quant is already a miracle I have made possible thanks to very hard work. Seems that with verbal I have big issues I just can t resolve for now.

Your two cents please? Thanks!


My Dear French Friend!!!

All I can suggest you to do is keep working hard...nothing comes easy...!!!
I used to get mere 20's in verbal when i started....now im in mid 30's...this took me a month of prep..i am certain i can push it to 40 's in one more month...!!!

may be ur putting ur hard work in the wrong manner....this forum really rocks...trust me!!!

And as far as Rc's are concerened even i am bad at it!!! but that shouldnt be a concern... all i care is to get 90% accuracy in SC's and 80%accuracy in CR's. when it comes to RC's its certainly not in our hand.....keep practising rc's 3or 4 per day....but remeber pls do everythn in a timed-mode..

people like BB and GMAT tiger have posted some wonderful posts ..pls refer them and try ur luck again!!

Cheers.
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Re: I just don t get it... [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2009, 10:54
Hi, gmatyanis,

First off, understand that you are NOT ALONE. Non-native English speakers often find the reading comprehension section to be the most difficult on the test. While sentence correction can be learned through the rules of grammar, and CR arguments can often be unraveled through sheer force and mathematical precision, RC can be simply overwhelming in the quantity of language presented.

Knewton teaches online GMAT classes to test-takers all over the world, and this is something we work with students on every day. While we don't know what your exact issues are with the RC, here are some of the most common issues, and a quick summary of the basic strategies to deal with them. To learn more, please visit www.Knewton.com and sign up for our 7-day free trial for access to dozens of reading comprehension concepts and hundreds of practice questions.

1) Some test-takers spend far too much time and energy trying to make perfect sense of the passage, rather than putting their focus where it truly belongs: on the questions! "Reading" the passage really entails making sense of the main ideas of the passage, noting how the passage is structured, and seeing both the author's point of view and that of others. Look for comparisons, too. But beyond that, you do NOT need to know what the passage truly says before going to the questions. Let the questions guide your reading!

2) Notice that you use different strategies and face different trap answer choices based on the question type!
Although I won't go in detail into the different types of RC questions you will see, make sure that you are able to immediately identify the question type and the associated trap answer choices and strategy. If you see a question that asks you for a detail, your strategy is to locate, prephrase and look for paraphrases, and your trap answer choices will involve distortions that use passage wording and extreme answer choices.
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