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verbal improvement [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2010, 18:43
I took the GMAT twice and my last score was 590 which was all because of my quant score. I have two months to study. I studied all GMAC books and the Manhattan verbal books. They were not effective in improving my timing and pace of reading. How can I improve my verbal and are there any effective prep courses that only teach verbal?
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Re: verbal improvement [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2010, 11:42
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First, analyze your weak points. RC, CR or SC? Or may be you need to work on all three parts. RC takes more time and effort to improve wheraeas SC/CR can be easily improved in a couple of months.

I would suggest you to start reading newspapers/magazines ONLINE. This will improve your comprehension skills while reading on the computer screen. Solve as much official guide material as possible and make sure you apply the strategy you learn from the Manhattan Guides. Powerscore CR Bible is the ultimate book for CR. RC can be done from MGMAT guide or Powerscore LAST RC Bible (though very tough and do not reflect GMAT standrad). For SC stick to MGMAT Guide.

The Manhattan Online Mock CAT tests are very good to build stamina and their standard is of GMAT level. Make sure to give FULL Mock tests (including AWAs) as sectional tests is not what you are going to give in actual GMAT and a tired mind and brain after 3 Hrs exam is waht causes a poor performance in Verbal section even after good preparation.

Hope this helps. All the best for your preparation.
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Re: verbal improvement [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2010, 11:54
Thank you so much for your recommendations, I would definitely do that. I am also thinking about taking a prep course and the only verbal course available was veritas since the rest had both math and verbal. I hope it pays off.
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Re: verbal improvement [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2010, 23:52
Any recommendation from you guys. I need review center.
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Re: verbal improvement [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2010, 23:57
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Thank you so much for your recommendations, I would definitely do that. I am also thinking about taking a prep course and the only verbal course available was veritas since the rest had both math and verbal. I hope it pays off.



Its great to have such prep course.
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Re: verbal improvement [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 05:11
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First, analyze your weak points. RC, CR or SC? Or may be you need to work on all three parts. RC takes more time and effort to improve wheraeas SC/CR can be easily improved in a couple of months.

I would suggest you to start reading newspapers/magazines ONLINE. This will improve your comprehension skills while reading on the computer screen. Solve as much official guide material as possible and make sure you apply the strategy you learn from the Manhattan Guides. Powerscore CR Bible is the ultimate book for CR. RC can be done from MGMAT guide or Powerscore LAST RC Bible (though very tough and do not reflect GMAT standrad). For SC stick to MGMAT Guide.

The Manhattan Online Mock CAT tests are very good to build stamina and their standard is of GMAT level. Make sure to give FULL Mock tests (including AWAs) as sectional tests is not what you are going to give in actual GMAT and a tired mind and brain after 3 Hrs exam is waht causes a poor performance in Verbal section even after good preparation.

Hope this helps. All the best for your preparation.
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Good advice Prabir.
I'd just like to re-emphasize the importance of reading online. In general people read slower on the computer screen than they do on paper (by about 70 words a minute I think). Therefore, it's important to read on a computer screen.
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Re: verbal improvement [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 05:40
prabir2001 wrote:
First, analyze your weak points. RC, CR or SC? Or may be you need to work on all three parts. RC takes more time and effort to improve wheraeas SC/CR can be easily improved in a couple of months.

I would suggest you to start reading newspapers/magazines ONLINE. This will improve your comprehension skills while reading on the computer screen. Solve as much official guide material as possible and make sure you apply the strategy you learn from the Manhattan Guides. Powerscore CR Bible is the ultimate book for CR. RC can be done from MGMAT guide or Powerscore LAST RC Bible (though very tough and do not reflect GMAT standrad). For SC stick to MGMAT Guide.

The Manhattan Online Mock CAT tests are very good to build stamina and their standard is of GMAT level. Make sure to give FULL Mock tests (including AWAs) as sectional tests is not what you are going to give in actual GMAT and a tired mind and brain after 3 Hrs exam is waht causes a poor performance in Verbal section even after good preparation.

Hope this helps. All the best for your preparation.
-Prabir



Hi Prair,

Thank you so much for the advice and may i know where i can get the powerscore Bible for CR ...

thanks,
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Re: verbal improvement [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 06:27
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prabir2001 wrote:
First, analyze your weak points. RC, CR or SC? Or may be you need to work on all three parts. RC takes more time and effort to improve wheraeas SC/CR can be easily improved in a couple of months.

I would suggest you to start reading newspapers/magazines ONLINE. This will improve your comprehension skills while reading on the computer screen. Solve as much official guide material as possible and make sure you apply the strategy you learn from the Manhattan Guides. Powerscore CR Bible is the ultimate book for CR. RC can be done from MGMAT guide or Powerscore LAST RC Bible (though very tough and do not reflect GMAT standrad). For SC stick to MGMAT Guide.

The Manhattan Online Mock CAT tests are very good to build stamina and their standard is of GMAT level. Make sure to give FULL Mock tests (including AWAs) as sectional tests is not what you are going to give in actual GMAT and a tired mind and brain after 3 Hrs exam is waht causes a poor performance in Verbal section even after good preparation.

Hope this helps. All the best for your preparation.
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Hi Prair,

Thank you so much for the advice and may i know where i can get the powerscore Bible for CR ...

thanks,
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Its not available in any Indian store. You can order online from flipkart.com
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Re: verbal improvement [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 10:18
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Hi Prair,

Thank you so much for the advice and may i know where i can get the powerscore Bible for CR ...

thanks,
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Hi Abhi,
I got it from Amazon in the US.. But in India i guess you can search in Flipkart (sorry, i never bought a book online in India) ...
You can find pirated copy of the book in Pune or Delhi.
And if you want to settle with an old version for free, please search in eSnips(dot)com

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