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Improving verbal [#permalink] New post 19 May 2009, 00:18
Anyone have good tips on ways to improve my verbal score?

Mostly I need help with the following:
    Sentence Correction
      The really tricky ones
      Long modifiers
      Pronouns (damn you its)
      Idioms
      Sometimes verbs can be an issue
    Reading Comp - I read slowly otherwise I miss a lot of details. Even then I find it hard to pull everything together.

What books, questions, strategies are you using?
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Re: Improving verbal [#permalink] New post 20 May 2009, 11:28
Hmm, I like your question. You haven't asked general: "...I'm very bad at verbal, what should I do?" but pinpointed some issues you have trouble with.

As you can see, the majority of candidates have problems with SC. Everyone will say that you must have Manhattans' SC book and I will say the same - this book is a "must have" for every serious GMAT student. But, for me, it wasn't enough. In addition, I used various scripts made by people from this forum and elwhere.

Especialy, I've found some scripts made by Prachi - some girl from Malasyia. Her SC scripts are very detailed and comprehensive, I think you could easily find them by entering "Prachi idiom list" or something like that in Google. It is not just an idiom list but a whole blog - it was a real gold mine.
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Re: Improving verbal [#permalink] New post 20 May 2009, 11:33
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Hmm, I like your question. You haven't asked general: "...I'm very bad at verbal, what should I do?" but pinpointed some issues you have trouble with.

As you can see, the majority of candidates have problems with SC. Everyone will say that you must have Manhattans' SC book and I will say the same - this book is a "must have" for every serious GMAT student. But, for me, it wasn't enough. In addition, I used various scripts made by people from this forum and elwhere.

Especialy, I've found some scripts made by Prachi - some girl from Malasyia. Her SC scripts are very detailed and comprehensive, I think you could easily find them by entering "Prachi idiom list" or something like that in Google. It is not just an idiom list but a whole blog - it was a real gold mine.



Thanks - that's a good resource to know. We will add it to our Sticky in the Verbal forum:
new-to-the-verbal-forum-please-read-this-first-77546.html
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Re: Improving verbal [#permalink] New post 20 May 2009, 11:57
Yes, that's the one, thank you for adding it to the sticky.

I've just found it, this girl has her own SC (and not just SC site):
http://www.prachipareekh.net/

And this blog with more "user friendly" search:
http://gmat-grammar.blogspot.com/

These are excellent resources, I've been very lucky to find them months before my exam. I don't know the situation now, but 18 months ago these blogs were totally "non profit" so this girl has done really great job.
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Re: Improving verbal   [#permalink] 20 May 2009, 11:57
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