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21 Mar 2018, 10:54
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Hey guys. I have an important question.

I have heard a lot about how the eGMAT prep helps with the verbal . My question is does it help reduce the time per question? I mean after you have studied the egmat prep has anyone witnessed a time reduction per question? My biggest issue is the time. My accuracy is really good but the only problem is time. The time I take to understand an argument is really long . So please tell me guys does the egmat prep also help you with the timing?

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21 Mar 2018, 11:57
Hey guys. I have an important question.

I have heard a lot about how the eGMAT prep helps with the verbal . My question is does it help reduce the time per question? I mean after you have studied the egmat prep has anyone witnessed a time reduction per question? My biggest issue is the time. My accuracy is really good but the only problem is time. The time I take to understand an argument is really long . So please tell me guys does the egmat prep also help you with the timing?

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If it was just a matter of a prep course then we all would get 700+ :D. But good course AND CONSISTENT efforts would get us that dream score. your problem is one that MOST of us face

Time is reduced when following happens:

1. When our reading skills are better. As most of us are not avid readers, the first thing before anything is to start READING.

2. When we practice well, we get to see the patterns in those arguments/choices. With those recognized patterns we are able to think of the underlying assumption. Once we know the assumption, we can make or break that argument easily. so before jumping to the choices, think of the assumption/s first. it is called paraphrasing/prethinking etc.

3. do not try to find the right answer. instead, follow the process of elimination (POE).

4. Look for strong/weak words in the choices, depending on the question stem. for example, in case of a inference question "ALL" in an answer choice is a red flag. But DO mind the exceptions on these. this is where tough/tricky questions may make an answer choice correct, which generally is incorrect. so no blind faith on a rule.

5. what about revision? without it all the hard work would go in vain.

6. Doing official questions would help the great great deal. Focus on everything in a particular official question. do no leave that until you have learn everything from it.

so READ READ READ, PRACTICE, LEARN, RECOGNIZE and REVISE REVISE REVISE! This will help!

If you have more questions, please write back.
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21 Mar 2018, 22:23
HKD1710 wrote:
Hey guys. I have an important question.

I have heard a lot about how the eGMAT prep helps with the verbal . My question is does it help reduce the time per question? I mean after you have studied the egmat prep has anyone witnessed a time reduction per question? My biggest issue is the time. My accuracy is really good but the only problem is time. The time I take to understand an argument is really long . So please tell me guys does the egmat prep also help you with the timing?

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If it was just a matter of a prep course then we all would get 700+ :D. But good course AND CONSISTENT efforts would get us that dream score. your problem is one that MOST of us face

Time is reduced when following happens:

1. When our reading skills are better. As most of us are not avid readers, the first thing before anything is to start READING.

2. When we practice well, we get to see the patterns in those arguments/choices. With those recognized patterns we are able to think of the underlying assumption. Once we know the assumption, we can make or break that argument easily. so before jumping to the choices, think of the assumption/s first. it is called paraphrasing/prethinking etc.

3. do not try to find the right answer. instead, follow the process of elimination (POE).

4. Look for strong/weak words in the choices, depending on the question stem. for example, in case of a inference question "ALL" in an answer choice is a red flag. But DO mind the exceptions on these. this is where tough/tricky questions may make an answer choice correct, which generally is incorrect. so no blind faith on a rule.

5. what about revision? without it all the hard work would go in vain.

6. Doing official questions would help the great great deal. Focus on everything in a particular official question. do no leave that until you have learn everything from it.

so READ READ READ, PRACTICE, LEARN, RECOGNIZE and REVISE REVISE REVISE! This will help!

If you have more questions, please write back.

Thankyou for your reply . While I understand that reading will help me comprehend sooner ; My question was do these prep courses help you build up your time to comprehend?

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23 Mar 2018, 09:08

Hope this finds you well.

Short answer to your question is 'Yes'.

Long answer is: When you develop concepts and, as suggested by HKD1710, develop the ability to read and comprehend faster, you take lesser time per question. What's important is that you focus on developing the concepts and their application on the practice questions. Ensure analyzing the mistakes and learning from them. When you do this over and over, you improve. Expecting a course to improve your speed alone may not be a matured expectation; better speed is one of the many outcomes of sincere preparation- sorry if that sounds like 'gyan'

Focus on the concepts, learning shall follow. Remember the answer to your question is 'yes'!

All the best!
Maxximus

HKD1710 wrote:
Hey guys. I have an important question.

I have heard a lot about how the eGMAT prep helps with the verbal . My question is does it help reduce the time per question? I mean after you have studied the egmat prep has anyone witnessed a time reduction per question? My biggest issue is the time. My accuracy is really good but the only problem is time. The time I take to understand an argument is really long . So please tell me guys does the egmat prep also help you with the timing?

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If it was just a matter of a prep course then we all would get 700+ :D. But good course AND CONSISTENT efforts would get us that dream score. your problem is one that MOST of us face

Time is reduced when following happens:

1. When our reading skills are better. As most of us are not avid readers, the first thing before anything is to start READING.

2. When we practice well, we get to see the patterns in those arguments/choices. With those recognized patterns we are able to think of the underlying assumption. Once we know the assumption, we can make or break that argument easily. so before jumping to the choices, think of the assumption/s first. it is called paraphrasing/prethinking etc.

3. do not try to find the right answer. instead, follow the process of elimination (POE).

4. Look for strong/weak words in the choices, depending on the question stem. for example, in case of a inference question "ALL" in an answer choice is a red flag. But DO mind the exceptions on these. this is where tough/tricky questions may make an answer choice correct, which generally is incorrect. so no blind faith on a rule.

5. what about revision? without it all the hard work would go in vain.

6. Doing official questions would help the great great deal. Focus on everything in a particular official question. do no leave that until you have learn everything from it.

so READ READ READ, PRACTICE, LEARN, RECOGNIZE and REVISE REVISE REVISE! This will help!

If you have more questions, please write back.

Thankyou for your reply . While I understand that reading will help me comprehend sooner ; My question was do these prep courses help you build up your time to comprehend?

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23 Mar 2018, 10:17
Maxximus wrote:

Hope this finds you well.

Short answer to your question is 'Yes'.

Long answer is: When you develop concepts and, as suggested by HKD1710, develop the ability to read and comprehend faster, you take lesser time per question. What's important is that you focus on developing the concepts and their application on the practice questions. Ensure analyzing the mistakes and learning from them. When you do this over and over, you improve. Expecting a course to improve your speed alone may not be a matured expectation; better speed is one of the many outcomes of sincere preparation- sorry if that sounds like 'gyan'

Focus on the concepts, learning shall follow. Remember the answer to your question is 'yes'!

All the best!
Maxximus

HKD1710 wrote:
[quote="AdityaHongunti"]Hey guys. I have an important question.

I have heard a lot about how the eGMAT prep helps with the verbal . My question is does it help reduce the time per question? I mean after you have studied the egmat prep has anyone witnessed a time reduction per question? My biggest issue is the time. My accuracy is really good but the only problem is time. The time I take to understand an argument is really long . So please tell me guys does the egmat prep also help you with the timing?

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If it was just a matter of a prep course then we all would get 700+ :D. But good course AND CONSISTENT efforts would get us that dream score. your problem is one that MOST of us face

Time is reduced when following happens:

1. When our reading skills are better. As most of us are not avid readers, the first thing before anything is to start READING.

2. When we practice well, we get to see the patterns in those arguments/choices. With those recognized patterns we are able to think of the underlying assumption. Once we know the assumption, we can make or break that argument easily. so before jumping to the choices, think of the assumption/s first. it is called paraphrasing/prethinking etc.

3. do not try to find the right answer. instead, follow the process of elimination (POE).

4. Look for strong/weak words in the choices, depending on the question stem. for example, in case of a inference question "ALL" in an answer choice is a red flag. But DO mind the exceptions on these. this is where tough/tricky questions may make an answer choice correct, which generally is incorrect. so no blind faith on a rule.

5. what about revision? without it all the hard work would go in vain.

6. Doing official questions would help the great great deal. Focus on everything in a particular official question. do no leave that until you have learn everything from it.

so READ READ READ, PRACTICE, LEARN, RECOGNIZE and REVISE REVISE REVISE! This will help!

If you have more questions, please write back.

Thankyou for your reply . While I understand that reading will help me comprehend sooner ; My question was do these prep courses help you build up your time to comprehend?

Sent from my XT1562 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
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Thank you for your answer an suggestions. So according to you both I should trust the process and give it time and eventually it'll be fruitful for me.

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