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important [#permalink] New post 09 May 2010, 10:09
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could any one tell me how i can build my verbal part on the gmat(specially reading comprehensive.) because i am not native English speaker?
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Re: important [#permalink] New post 09 May 2010, 21:58
READ! Read books in English. Someone has posted a list of good fiction to read for the GMAT.
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Re: important [#permalink] New post 09 May 2010, 22:10
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could any one tell me how i can build my verbal part on the gmat(specially reading comprehensive.) because i am not native English speaker?


Here you go
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Re: important [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 02:11
Learn new words. Reading without learning new words won't help you. IMHO
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Re: important [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 04:05
thanks guys for these info , I have seen some commn word that apear on the Gmat and translat some reading comp. so maybe i can master my verbal part.
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Re: important [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 05:30
And one more thing: building your vocabulary and reading skills really takes time. It is a gradual process and no intensive preparation for the purposes of GMAT can substitute it.
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Re: important [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 17:58
I would caution against simply reading (especially fiction) to prep for the GMAT Verbal.

I've been an avid reader of fiction for most of my life and yet when I got into the nuts and bolts of the Verbal stuff I discovered all sorts of weird rules and grammar nuances that they typically do NOT teach you in school and are not necessarily present or obvious in written works.

I personally studied the rules and patterns that applied to the Verbal Qs. I found "things to look for" and "rules of thumb" and learned how to immediately eliminate certain phrasings. I learned what the GMAT was looking for in reading comprehension. A lot of the grammar rules don't even apply to our everyday manner of speaking or writing. I'm sure I've violated 6 rules already in typing this, yet you all can (hopefully) understand me.

For someone with English as a second language, it might be easier to deconstruct the wording rules and patterns. Simply reading will probably help you with reading comprehension (and for understanding the QUESTIONS as well). but do not bank on it.

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Re: important [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 19:03
Thank you dalmba for this info. what do you recomend books to read?

And did you take any prep course in Halifax?
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Re: important [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 19:17
medoo1982 wrote:
Thank you dalmba for this info. what do you recomend books to read?

And did you take any prep course in Halifax?


As far as books to read to improve literacy... that's not my area of expertise so I'd suggest checking out the list that was posted above.

GMAT-related books... I only used one that I bought at my university bookstore but I forget the title. If I find it I'll let you know here in this thread.

I didn't take an official prep course, just used the book and many online resources.
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Re: important [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 21:10
To score well on GMAT, you have to be active reader.

Whether you read fiction book or magazines it does not matter. Reading will not only improve you RC, but also SC and complex CR arguments.

I m facing this issue and trying to read these days. I have bought Norman's Lewis " How to read better and faster". I will update you with my progress.
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Re: important [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 23:05
I've read a book on speed reading (I don't remember its title) and though its ideas are certainly useful, it will take you a lot of time and effort to apply and use them on daily basis. So I doubt that reading such books will help you considerably in GMAT.

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Re: important [#permalink] New post 12 May 2010, 01:01
You should keep habit of reading regularly.Some books are specially recommended for
improving your English.This will definitely help you.
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