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Struggling with SC accuracy [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2012, 10:53
hey guys m new to this forum and am planning to write my first GMAT attempt on 20th October (i.e. after a month)...i am afraid with the deadline schdule it will be my first and only attempt...
the biggest challenge and nightmare iam facing is in sentence correction...my accuracy levels are only about 65% and I am afraid this would cost me dearly...i have about a month and can really work hard on my SC but need some guidance...

as suggested in some other posts i have tried manhattan SC guide..but as a non-native i am struggling to apply and fully comprehend those concepts....

Reverts would be greatly appreciated
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Re: Struggling with SC accuracy [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2012, 11:11
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Perhaps you should initially practice without timing. For a few days, your task is not to pick out the correct answer quickly but to understand why it is correct whereas the others are wrong. Your skills are expected to be improved with the passing of time. When you have good understanding of the concepts, practice under test condition.
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Re: Struggling with SC accuracy [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2012, 03:14
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MY personal opinion is that MGMAT SC guide can be a tornado attack on a non native who is just starting out,
I will suggest that you look into SC Grail and build your concepts by utilizing the gmatclub grammar book.
Then take on MGMAT and OG
BTW, I do think one month is pretty steep for a drastic improvement.
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Re: Struggling with SC accuracy [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2012, 10:17
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hey guys m new to this forum and am planning to write my first GMAT attempt on 20th October (i.e. after a month)...i am afraid with the deadline schdule it will be my first and only attempt...
the biggest challenge and nightmare iam facing is in sentence correction...my accuracy levels are only about 65% and I am afraid this would cost me dearly...i have about a month and can really work hard on my SC but need some guidance...

as suggested in some other posts i have tried manhattan SC guide..but as a non-native i am struggling to apply and fully comprehend those concepts....

Reverts would be greatly appreciated


Hi ,

You have a month's time ? Give an try to e-gmat SC course. They claim it is 25 + hours course, and designed for non natives like us. I Havent gone through the course, but they have excellent articles all over the gmat club and gmat club verbal advantage which make me think their SC course also should be equally excellent. i guess they have a free trial or something where you can try their SC course before buying it out. And yes I guess it doesn't cost a bomb !

By the way I do not endorse for any prep company. I myself am prepping to take on GMAT in November and started out with CR, which actually scared me intially.
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Re: Struggling with SC accuracy [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 00:03
You should try reading MGMAT SC old vesion - 3rd edition , its a 125 page book, freely available on internet. As a 770 scorer said the 4th edition became too thick for its own good.
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Re: Struggling with SC accuracy [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 06:57
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I can personally vouch for the e-gmat SC course. I took it and its pretty good to boost up your verbal score by a couple of points in a short time.
But I also think that it can only raise your score to a certain level. Above 36-37, you have to work yourself to distinguish stuffs and things should start to come naturally to you.
My suggestion is to spend A LOT of time with the official guide.
I personally think the wrong answers of each questions are wrong because of multiple reasons and the point blank rule is EVERYTHING that is used in the correct answer is ABSOLUTELY correct as far as the exam is concerned.
Sit with OG SC for a week. Remember that JUST SOLVING all the problems means NOTHING unless you are absolutely sure that you will not make the same mistake ever again. Analyze EVERY SINGLE OPTION of EVERY SINGLE PROBLEM. Look for modifiers, verb tense, meaning, parallelism to get a clear idea of how GMAT tricks you into marking a wrong answer choice. After you have mastered all the OG problems, I dont think there is a reason of not going 40+ on your verbal score.
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Re: Struggling with SC accuracy   [#permalink] 19 Sep 2012, 06:57
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