I gave GMAT thrice and the best I could get was 630. The best verbal score I got was 33.
One area of concern for me is, comprehending a passage and I think this effects my RC, CR as well as SC.
While RC and CR both require me to understand the passage to answer the questions, I also found that few of my SC errors are because of the same reason. Since I can't understand what few of the sentences mean, I end up selecting a wrong tense.
While I know most of the rules for CR, those rules are of no use as I cannot understand the passage well. Same is the case with RC. To improve I'm reading books and WSJ (not as much as I would want to). Some how I'm still unable to make much inroads in developing my comprehension.
Can someone please suggest me or give me tips to understand a passage better. I need to improve my comprehension and I think it will help me do better in GMAT.
Are you not able to understand passages because you have to rush through them ?If that's the case then I think first what you should do is just read each passage carefully without worrying about the time . Then keep practicing this way and then focus on improving your speed . If you feel that you need a lot of help with your basics , then you could try starting off with the MGMAT Verbal Foundations
book . When you are trying to read a passage , try to get involved in the topic . This is very important to keep your interest . If you lose interest or just "hate" the topic of the passage , then it's unlikely that you'll understand anything in the passage .
Regarding the "rules for CR" - I personally feel that you should'nt use any kind of rules for CR . There's no use in memorizing a bunch of rules , CR is just logic . These question just test your reasoning ability . In fact by memorizing rules , you might be preventing your brain from being able to do any kind of logical reasoning . For CR and RC just stick to the OG questions , doing questions from other sources is just going to confuse you .