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For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight

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New post 07 Oct 2010, 20:44
Hello Friends,

I am done with OGs and Verbal Review for RC passages. Still I struggle few types of RC questions, specially inference/suggests questions.

I want to practice more questions, and I hope that it will increase my accuracy.
Please correct me if I am wrong and please suggest what should be solved for RC after OGs ?

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New post 08 Oct 2010, 09:08
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Hello Friends,

I am done with OGs and Verbal Review for RC passages. Still I struggle few types of RC questions, specially inference/suggests questions.

I want to practice more questions, and I hope that it will increase my accuracy.
Please correct me if I am wrong and please suggest what should be solved for RC after OGs ?

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I am missing main idea questions every single time. I am thinking of taking 10 different RC passages from 1000RC and focus on main idea questions alone. I will let you know whether that improves my accuracy.

For inference questions, please read that chapter from powerscore cr bible. Or you can read whip's guide on the same topic.

I started reading the opinion section of WSJ. I used to read the articles I like. Now i started forcing myself into reading the opinion section, which is almost like rc passages.
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New post 08 Oct 2010, 13:32
Hi Dreamy,

Thanks for your reply. I am trying hard to improve RC, however till date I have never developed interest in reading newspaper and now here is the result of that.

Even after completing OGs and Verbal Review, still I miss RC questions. I think I am going to follow Gurupreet´s suggestions about reading the material.

Apart from that, can you please send me link to Whip´s document you mentioned above ?


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Hello Friends,

I am done with OGs and Verbal Review for RC passages. Still I struggle few types of RC questions, specially inference/suggests questions.

I want to practice more questions, and I hope that it will increase my accuracy.
Please correct me if I am wrong and please suggest what should be solved for RC after OGs ?

Thanks,
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You just need to make sure that you're reading and absorbing the key content and message of the passage without wasting time on it too much. I've heard conflicting opinions, but I feel like the RC part is the one where you can actually get away with a lot of right answers without knowing too much of preparation as long as you ask yourself the following when you look at the passage:

1. What is the overall message?
2. What is the first para trying to convey? The second? The third?
3. What is the conclusion?

The third question is especially important in your case, since framing the conclusion is a crucial step in both CR and RC. And the key thing is not to frame your OWN conclusions, but to identify the conclusion laid out in the paragraph. The one common mistake a lot of people make is to make their own conclusions from what's given in the passage. Be warned that the conclusion stated in the passage might not be the most appropriate one, or it might be against your general knowledge of the subject matter, but for the GMAT you need to keep an open mind to everything that's said and treat it strictly as an academic passage.

As for the guide, you can find it in my signature.

I would also recommend looking at the RC Strategy Guide and Rhyme's Guide to Destroying RC (which I found amusing and useful at the same time)
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Thanks whiplash2411 for your suggestions. Will try this strategy..

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Scored 15/25 on Mgmat SC question bank. I performed badly, but learned a lot from the sc bank. Very good questions.
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For CR and RC, PowerScore CR and MGMAT RC helped me well.

For SC, I obviously use MGMAT SC, and I'll be reviewing this book and corresponding OG12 problems a few more times. SC is still my Achilles heal.
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Do you have any idea what should be the accuracy in order to get V40+
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Do you have any idea what should be the accuracy in order to get V40+


sorry no idea. But make sure you do not lose many questions initially and consecutively.
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Do you have any idea what should be the accuracy in order to get V40+


There is no accuracy for a score alone.

You could get 50% correct and score V40+
You could get 50% correct and score V25.

Accuracy is meaningless without the difficultly.
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You could get 50% correct and score V40+
You could get 50% correct and score V25.

I think it's a bit exaggerated. With only 50% accuracy, GMAT won't provide you with hard questions or at most very rarely.

On GMATPrep, I got V40 with about 80-90% in CR/RC, and 65% in SC. Prior to that I scored V35 with roughly 55% overall in Verbal.
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Gurpreet did you happen to go over RC99
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I have kicked off my verbal preparation yesterday starting with CR portion. I am using MGMAT CR guide. After reading the first three chapter. I have solved the the exercise on assumption question. I could get only 2 right out of 10. I am very much woried now about the CR. I felt like I will not be able to achieve my target score with this kind of results. I am totally confused at this point and not sure what to do for verbal.

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I have kicked off my verbal preparation yesterday starting with CR portion. I am using MGMAT CR guide. After reading the first three chapter. I have solved the the exercise on assumption question. I could get only 2 right out of 10. I am very much woried now about the CR. I felt like I will not be able to achieve my target score with this kind of results. I am totally confused at this point and not sure what to do for verbal.

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I m short of time, thus I couldn't work on Rc99.

For CR - You will have be patient. If you do not have good critical thinking skills, then the only way it to practice hard and revise your mistakes every week.

If you have time then do read powerscore CR. I have not done Mgmat CR, so I can not comment.
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Hi Friends,

I have solved OG and Verbal Review for RC. What you suggest specially for RC practice ? Are LSAT passages good enough.
Among all 3 verbal section, I am never ever correct 100% except science passages. Going to put more efforts for RC.

Please suggest about LSAT RC or anything comparable.

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I have solved OG and Verbal Review for RC. What you suggest specially for RC practice ? Are LSAT passages good enough.
Among all 3 verbal section, I am never ever correct 100% except science passages. Going to put more efforts for RC.

Please suggest about LSAT RC or anything comparable.

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It depends upon the time left for the exam. If you have ample time then you may practice few LSAT RC passages. But before GMAT do not forget to revise og's. It is very important to mimic your mind with the gmat pattern.

Whatsoever material you may use, near your exam revise the official material as much as you can.

PS: You do not need 100% accuracy to score high. Keep all the sections covered and have confidence in your preparation. It is very important to score well in all the sections. Make habit of practicing 2 RC's per day.

Good luck.. when is your exam?
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Are the CR questions in OG in increasing order of difficulty?
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New post 19 Oct 2010, 05:18
Thanks Gurupreet.

Yes, good suggestion about reviewing from OG. I didnot think of that earlier but sounds great.
RC , I mean to say 100% accuracy on easiest questions.
My exam is on 17th Nov. SC is improved after going through Manhattan. Guys, I realized that understanding the sentence structure is important. Even though I am not experty yet, I have seen quite improvement in SC.
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Hi there,

Yesterday I tried to solve first(and only one) LSAT RC passage. Solving LSAT passages seems way to difficult to me. Obviously I still struggle with GMAT passages so I guess it is not a good idea to go through LSAT Passages.
What do you suggest ? I admit that I am not a regular English newspaper reader so it is not easy for me to acquire RC skills for GMAT. After OGs now what is ideal for RC pratice? Anybody solved LSAT Passages here ? Were they beneficial?

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How are you all doing? I am panicked by reading one other thread here in GMAT club by a person, who went from 570 to 530. I haven't done much preparation for RC yet. My score can easily go down to 10 or 15 also in verbal as I get so panicked about RC. How are you all preparing for the RC? What preparation material are you using. As I have already taken GMAT, I remember most of RC passages from OG. Is there any other material, I can focus on. I have taken off from work for 2 days just to focus on RCs. Please help me with identifying prep material for RC. I am going to read the MGMAT RC book today on and off and practice some RCs.
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