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World's first prep course designed to help non-natives level the playing field and score higher on GMAT Verbal. e-GMAT's methods and strategies help non-natives improve 5+ points on GMAT Verbal. Includes Basic & Advanced Concepts – 30+ hrs of audio visual content, Proprietary framework for non-natives, 24-hr Expert Personalized support, Largest Question Bank (200+) and GMAT Strategy Live Sessions (6 hrs). Get a great deal on e-GMAT courses with GMAT Club
Simple ,Clear and Efficient
October 16 | 2012
e-GMAT is great
October 17 | 2012
Improvement: 50 Points |
If you are a non-native English speaker and want to score higher in verbal then you are at the right place. This is what I can say about e-GMAT.
My verbal is showing continuous improvement after joining e-GMAT. All of the e-GMAT courses especially verbal live prep is awesome. I have become a true fan of their live prep course as, I believe, this course is really for those who are aiming more than 40 in verbal.
SC: Given the fact that all non-native speakers struggle in SC, this course is a game changer and perfect starting point for verbal. After doing the course my accuracy has improved form 60% to around 85% for medium level questions and around 80% for tough questions. The best part about the SC live prep is the good course content and the emphasis they (Payal wouldn’t be happy here as there is no antecedent for this pronoun) give on understanding the meaning of the sentence first. Additionally, by attending the live prep, you get lot of knowledge from the questions other attendees in the class ask.
CR: What to say. The pre-thinking concept is just working excellent for me. Initially I struggled to get my pre-thinking working, sometimes it was taking even 5 minutes to pre-think but eventually practicing few questions, especially assumptions questions, made the life easier for me. Again the practice questions in the live prep classes are carefully chosen and clear lot of doubts I had. Also, as I said above, having other attendees in the live prep course give us an idea about how many different ways we can pre-think about a particular question type.
RC: There are literally hundreds of strategies flowing around on GMAT social network but I have found e-GMAT’s RC strategies taught in RC course and verbal live prep course best among the lot. It has really helped improve my reading in RC.
I would highly recommend e-GMAT verbal live prep!!!
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Logic came to rescue (610 to 700)!!!
November 03 | 2012
Improvement: 90 Points |
I gave my first attempt back in Sep 2009. I scored 610(Q43, V31). I did not expect such a low score then. I had prepared for over 6 months with utmost sincerity. Such was the disaster that I did not even bother to analyze what went wrong.
One of my friends, though, advised me to retake the test after due preparation and to take the test only when I see an improvement in my preparations. That proved to be very true.
Now by the start of this year, I decided to give my second attempt and do things differently. Though there was a gap of nearly two years, my force to ace GMAT was no less. As a BITSian I knew it wouldn’t be too hard to score 46-50 in Quant. But as a non-native I needed better preparation in Verbal. Like Quant, Verbal can be aced with proper fundamentals, understanding and strategic attack. Below I have shared a few things that probably helped me in achieving 700(Q48, V37).
You might have heard this over and over again. Be strong in your fundamentals. This applies to both Quant and Verbal. For Quant, we have tons of reliable resources in the web: MGMAT Quant Strategy Guides, Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook and GMATClub WorkBook topics to name a few. I too relied on these resources to understand the nuances of certain GMAT format questions such as Work-Rate problems, Probability and Statistics problems and Inequalities problems. These are not complicated when you know what to look out for. For instance, you have to be so clear about the reasoning behind the work-rate question ‘A works for 12 hours to finish a job, B works for 14 hours to finish the same job and what would be the time taken to complete the same job when A & B works together’ that you can understand a complex question with jargons.
Similarly for Data Sufficiency questions, you should improve your reasoning to a stage where you can connect the dots between the questions that you practiced (during practice tests, GC forum questions, etc.) and the questions that come up on the test day. Of course none of the questions that you faced during your preparations is going to pop-up on your test day. But the logic will.
Is Verbal an up-hill task?
Yes and No. Yes because we either think that there is no one procedure to get the exact correct answer or that process of elimination is the ONLY way to get the ‘best’ answer. I strongly disagree here. There is a way to get to the exact answer (note not the best answer). That’s because GMAT has a pattern in framing the logic behind its questions. Note I said logic not the structure. Most of the resources out there teach you the structure of the GMAT questions: how to use advanced negation technique in an assumption-type CR questions or how to memorize the usual idioms or how to quickly read a four paragraph RC question. Believe me. This doesn’t work.
I said no because I used the e-GMAT Verbal Live product which showed me these logical procedures to answer the Verbal questions. I have to say here that I’m not part of the marketing team from e-GMAT. I am genuinely ‘just’ a customer of e-GMAT. I got to know them only through GMATClub.
Coming back to the logics, here are my thoughts for Verbal Question types:
The GMAT SC questions from the Official Guide teach us certain important patterns. These patterns include but not limited to misplaced modifiers, logical parallel lists and many more. These cannot be answered in a mechanized manner. Because the answers might be grammatically correct but logically wrong. Only when the intended meaning of the sentence is clear, you can get to the correct answer. Again the OG teaches to eliminate the wrong choices because of very specific reasons. When this line of reasoning becomes intuitive the process of elimination becomes more logical and you get the ‘correct’ answer.
I learnt to better eliminate the incorrect answer choices through e-GMAT’s CR Course. I religiously followed the pre-thinking process as taught and improved in my timing to answer CR questions. Again here efficient elimination techniques come handy because GMAT throws in errors in a certain way which can be identified after thorough practice.
Though there is no one way to master this question type, the only proven way is to logically attack each RC question type. For that you need razor-sharp focus while reading the passage. When you focus on the structure and tone of the passage, the main crux will become evident. Per e-GMAT process, the passage summaries at various stages of reading the passage prove enough to answer the questions correctly. This helped me a lot as I was always struggling with RC.
On the Test Day:
Have fun! I mean, relax and look forward to enjoy the process. I tried to smile at various points to ease myself and to not think about what happened in the previous question. Of course this is not easy unless you practice it during the practice tests. I recommend taking MGMAT practice tests and review the questions to understand the source of errors. GMAT test will be lot easier after taking MGMAT tests. This might have a side-effect on you on the test day. That is, you might end up feeling that you screwed up the test. But actually you dint. That’s how I felt after each section. But I thought I ended up with a decent score. Thanks GMATClub, e-GMAT and MGMAT for helping me out in the process.
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Very Good Course For Verbal
November 06 | 2012
Excellent for non natives
November 07 | 2012
E-gmat- a game changer for verbal
December 06 | 2012
Online SC Course improved my accuracy to 85%+
January 02 | 2013
7 Point improvement on verbal
January 06 | 2013
Awesome Course for people struggling with Verbal
January 07 | 2013
February 19 | 2013