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# Sentence completion How to improve?

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05 Apr 2006, 18:37
hi, Ive done the manhattan sc, all of og10/11 for sc, and much of the sc1000. I feel like i know it well however, i feel that the scs on the actual exam are tricker. Anyone else feel that they are solid but just can't perform?
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05 Apr 2006, 21:09
I've been hitting the books for over three months now (Kaplan, PR, OG, SC1000). I just get so intimidated by SCs I've never encountered before. Going through the SC1000, I seem to have around a 70-80% hit rate for new SCs which probably means I'll be doing around that level unless I pull it up...

You should see my SC error log, it's pretty pathetic.
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05 Apr 2006, 21:29
i finally got my hit ratio from 70 to 80.. after manhattan sc...

but apart from that yes.. i also feel intimidated by sc.. did PR, kaplan, OG, and now manhattan.. dont know how to further improve it!
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06 Apr 2006, 09:46
I would get a grammar reference guide. I have PR's Grammar Smart, which has a good review, and sometimes I rely on my Associated Press Stylebook (was a journalism major!) for some things, although that's not for true English grammar. But the PR book is quite handy, and having a solid grasp of grammar is the key to the SC subtleties.
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06 Apr 2006, 10:58
Even I use PR's smart grammar. Along with it i have Arco's small Business english usage guide. Its a very small and handy book and effective too! you might want to have a look at it.
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09 Apr 2006, 17:43
PR's grammar smart is indeed very useful. It is very important to identify the errors in the original sentence ( if there are any..provided the answer choice isn't A ) and then look at the answer choices. This leads to quick elimination and one can identify the splits easliy.
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09 Apr 2006, 18:34
which would you say is better grammar smart or manhattan sc?

would it be worth my time going over grammar smart if i have already done manhattan sc? much overlap? thanks!
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09 Apr 2006, 19:15
I used both. I finished the PR grammar smart over a period of one week..spending around one hour a day. I didn't revisit the book often but highlighted topics that I felt supplemented MGMAT SC. I would suggest that focus more on the OG problems...rotate them repeatedly, each time eliminating all wrong answer choices and reading the OE.

Some of the 1000 SC problems are vague...use them for timing practice, don't worry about the hit rate. I always made 3-4 mistakes in a set of 25.

joemama142000 wrote:
which would you say is better grammar smart or manhattan sc?

would it be worth my time going over grammar smart if i have already done manhattan sc? much overlap? thanks!
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09 Apr 2006, 19:46
thanks lhotseface
09 Apr 2006, 19:46
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