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Books to Read (Improve Verbal Score and Enjoy a Good Read)

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I stumbled upon this topic by accident, and I'm glad I did. I first heard about The Fountainhead from Gilmore Girls. It piqued my interest due to its length, but then I forgot about it. I think it's finally time to give it a try :-)
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New post 04 Jan 2018, 16:29
I just wanted to report that the link to "All-in-one GMAT Guidebooks" actually redirects to the verbal books. So it is identical to the link "Verbal GMAT Books"
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New post 02 Mar 2018, 21:45
I am preparing for the GMAT now. I believe 'A Tale of Two Cities'- by Charles Dickens, should make it in the list. Really a classic novel based on the backdrop of The French Revolution. I specially like the plot the author had prepared during the whole story. It of course has good English and is an inspiring book. Would definitely keep you absorbed while you read.

Another good masterpiece I would recommend is 'Frankenstein'- by Mary Shelly. This book is translated in over 19 languages all over the world. This is one of the best selling fiction novel.
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I'm reading articles form Scientific American and National Geographic in order to improve my reading skills.
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Hi

I would highly recommend "A people's history of the United States" by Howard Zinn, specifically chapters 1-12. The book provides good background on frequently tested topics from GMAT RC.
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For RC - the best way to improve is to practice.

I highly recommend Harvard Magazine articles? Why? Because they have a lot of short articles - that are very similar to what you might see on the GMAT exam -- usually 4-6 paragraphs citing some kind of social or science research.

Favorite this:
https://harvardmagazine.com/topic/Research

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Look for where it says: "Select a topic:" - Humanities, Social Science, Science, International

Go to the above link and read some of the articles.You'll see these are almost the exact topics you will see on the actual GMAT exam.

Here's one example:

https://harvardmagazine.com/2018/02/how ... lationship

Are you able to quickly read through it - ideally without reading every word - and identify WHO is writing it and WHY they are writing it - WHAT's the whole point to the author spending time to write these passages?

These are great for RC comprehension - with practice, time management becomes a non-issue.

This is what we recommend for our students!

See if this video helps: http://www.gmatpill.com/readingcomprehension/intro.mp4

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You can also get more RC Practice with our online question bank:

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---and the best material for RC is saved for our RC Pill course where we actually walk through dozens of RC passages showing you where to read and where not to read.

Just look for "Vishal" under the "Verbal Improvement" tab of

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