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New post 29 Oct 2010, 03:35
In order to become good in RC you must first become good in CR.

Most of the incorrect answer choices in RC are usually out of scope, or too specific for general questions. I highly recommend MGMAT RC book, which teaches very useful tips on what strategies to use for specific questions and what strategies to use for general questions.
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New post 31 Oct 2010, 08:55
Would have loved to see this thread alive...but the last post was on May 2010...:( Anyways guys , I am one amongst the many who has sucked at the verbal part of real thing(V=29) and I don't want any stone left unturned this time . I was thinking of starting to categorize questions according to what it demands . For eg , If we find a question on parallelism , then we know that under it , there can be different varieties of parallelism like parallel verbs , parallel phrases , parallel clauses etc . Classifying different types of question asked may help us build an exhaustive list and if we see similar type of question again , then we may not feel that question to be so difficult . Another example I would like to take is that of weakening questions from CR . Of all the questions I did , I could only realize two types of scenarios under which a question can be weakened . Most of them were weakened by the additional info and some of them by cause and effect reasoning methods . I think that building exhaustive list makes it very less probable that we face questions which we categorize as "new" . But building exhaustive list will require the support of you guys . Looking forward forward for your contribution if you like my idea...:)
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New post 01 Nov 2010, 00:34
ohh...sorry for the first line guys...I jst saw the last post of the first page...:)
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New post 18 Nov 2010, 07:20
i wrote my MGMAT diagnostic - got 30 in Verbal...
i am done with OG 12, doing OG 10 now.
just started with RC 99 and SC grail..

for me the problem is timing... wen i see the time during CAT, i panic and guess and result in low scores..

while practicing , i get around 90% in OG 12 and 10 RC passages.
CR i need to improve.. i get around 75% correct. but exam tension makes me get more wrong i feel..

gurpeet n others,

Please let me know how to improve timing and CAT strategies to improve my verbal score in timed conditions.
i will be taking my exam in Dec end.. and i have around 6 hrs /day on weekdays..
thanx in advance...
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New post 18 Nov 2010, 07:30
Hi there,
How are you doing? I took the GMATPrep today and got V34:
- RC: 11 correct/ 13 Q
- CR: 5 correct/ 11 Q
- SC: 12 correct/ 17 Q

CR is still my weakness, actually. Following your advice, I re-read CR PowerScore and studied the CR Guide written by Whiplash (this document really helped). The incorrect answers seemed to decrease, but obviously I need to improve CR so that the V score can rise to 35 or 36 :D.

I will retake on 11/29. I will try to focus on V in the coming week, especially CR and SC. Could you suggest the strategy when there's not much time left? Which material should I use to improve CR?
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srivicool wrote:
i wrote my MGMAT diagnostic - got 30 in Verbal...
i am done with OG 12, doing OG 10 now.
just started with RC 99 and SC grail..

for me the problem is timing... wen i see the time during CAT, i panic and guess and result in low scores..

while practicing , i get around 90% in OG 12 and 10 RC passages.
CR i need to improve.. i get around 75% correct. but exam tension makes me get more wrong i feel..

gurpeet n others,

Please let me know how to improve timing and CAT strategies to improve my verbal score in timed conditions.
i will be taking my exam in Dec end.. and i have around 6 hrs /day on weekdays..
thanx in advance...


Obviously, the "enemy" is not GMAT, but YOURSELF :P. Don't get panic.
Actually, there is a huge difference between practising on papers and taking the CAT. Everyone has timing problems, the only way is to practise and practise, then you will have a sense of how much time you will need to spend on 1 problem, and when you will have to make educated guess and move on. I myself have read many timing strategies posted by high-score test takers, then I will find which best works for me. During my practise, I used GMAT Timer gmat-timer-56014.html created by Walker and found that this stuff really helped. Well, no special strategy, just practise :D
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srivicool wrote:
i wrote my MGMAT diagnostic - got 30 in Verbal...
i am done with OG 12, doing OG 10 now.
just started with RC 99 and SC grail..

for me the problem is timing... wen i see the time during CAT, i panic and guess and result in low scores..

while practicing , i get around 90% in OG 12 and 10 RC passages.
CR i need to improve.. i get around 75% correct. but exam tension makes me get more wrong i feel..

gurpeet n others,

Please let me know how to improve timing and CAT strategies to improve my verbal score in timed conditions.
i will be taking my exam in Dec end.. and i have around 6 hrs /day on weekdays..
thanx in advance...


Obviously, the "enemy" is not GMAT, but YOURSELF :P. Don't get panic.
Actually, there is a huge difference between practising on papers and taking the CAT. Everyone has timing problems, the only way is to practise and practise, then you will have a sense of how much time you will need to spend on 1 problem, and when you will have to make educated guess and move on. I myself have read many timing strategies posted by high-score test takers, then I will find which best works for me. During my practise, I used GMAT Timer gmat-timer-56014.html created by Walker and found that this stuff really helped. Well, no special strategy, just practise :D


thanx for sharing the timer... i will practice more CATs..
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New post 21 Nov 2010, 13:26
Could you recommend any GMAT practice tests (full, real score based test)?
I have done GMAT prep.. (from MBA com), and GMAT POWERPREP... since i have done thgem for several times, i remember all the topics and answers, thus can't see any improvement... Can i do ANYTHING ELSE?

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Could you recommend any GMAT practice tests (full, real score based test)?
I have done GMAT prep.. (from MBA com), and GMAT POWERPREP... since i have done thgem for several times, i remember all the topics and answers, thus can't see any improvement... Can i do ANYTHING ELSE?

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Could you recommend any GMAT practice tests (full, real score based test)?
I have done GMAT prep.. (from MBA com), and GMAT POWERPREP... since i have done thgem for several times, i remember all the topics and answers, thus can't see any improvement... Can i do ANYTHING ELSE?

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New post 22 Nov 2010, 09:02
Hey guys I am having a hrad time too with verbal.I score constanly bad on verbal sections I did kaplan test and scored 530 with V23 and q 34.I need help if someone can explain how do I improve on RC and Sc my weakest part on GMAT verbal.I have read Manhattan SC guide and Have done OG 10 and 12 but no help till know .Can someone give me some tips my exam is scheduled next month and I am very nervous.
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rite2deepti wrote:
Hey guys I am having a hrad time too with verbal.I score constanly bad on verbal sections I did kaplan test and scored 530 with V23 and q 34.I need help if someone can explain how do I improve on RC and Sc my weakest part on GMAT verbal.I have read Manhattan SC guide and Have done OG 10 and 12 but no help till know .Can someone give me some tips my exam is scheduled next month and I am very nervous.


for rc go through rhymes strategy i followed rhymes & found improvement. for s.c refer aristotle along with manhattan s.c.
i think you are making mistake same like me, quality is more important then quantity go through basics & you will find improvement
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Could you recommend any GMAT practice tests (full, real score based test)?
I have done GMAT prep.. (from MBA com), and GMAT POWERPREP... since i have done thgem for several times, i remember all the topics and answers, thus can't see any improvement... Can i do ANYTHING ELSE?

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Many test takers agree that Quality is MUCH more IMPORTANT than the Quantity. Trying to take as many practice tests as possible without knowing why you got wrong doesn't help. One of the learning methods is to learn from our own mistakes. You should keep track of your errors by maintaining the error log or by creating your own notes and you should usually revise your mistakes.

When you take the GMATPrep, google the incorrect answers in the Internet. It often shows the link to ManhattanGMAT or GMATClub. In MGMAT, the questions are clearly explained by the experts, who help you a lot to learn new concepts and especially to understand why you got wrong. If you have time, try to google ALL the answers, just make sure that you did not get 1 problem right by chance and that you truly know the solution to that problem.
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I am not able to improve my RC
also anyone can improve SC just Practice ,practice and more practice also remember your previous mistake and don't repeat them...
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Manhattan tests and GMAT club tests are a really good you can try them....
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New post 22 Nov 2010, 19:02
RC99 has a wide array of passages from low/med/high difficulty, not a bad source for some practice.
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New post 24 Nov 2010, 07:19
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RC99 has a wide array of passages from low/med/high difficulty, not a bad source for some practice.


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RC99 is an excellent book.

I can personally vouch for its effectiveness

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New post 24 Nov 2010, 14:42
Unorthodox tip: Buckle up and buy the Aristotle Prep SC Grail. Read through that first and then go through MGMAT SC where you think that the Grail lacks. Especially for non-native speakers, I think that this book offers just the right amount of grammar you need to know and categorizes the sentence errors into overall topics and then groups them as "Ways you can be tested on this error".

Personally, this book helped me go from a 39-40 on the Verbal section in MGMAT to a 47 in the GMAT Prep. Of course, I haven't actually taken the GMAT yet and won't be doing that for a while, but I definitely felt that it was a good resource. If you cannot afford to spend more money on books, get the free version of the SC document available on the Manhattan Review website. It's like 100 pages of information presented in a crisp manner. It might do a lot of you some good :)
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New post 25 Nov 2010, 12:17
hi guys ,im having trouble with cr although my accuracy seems good around 75-85% i always take more than 2mns /question,how should i improve.Also,i purchased manhattan cr as i couldnt find powerscore cr in shops,is manhattan cr sufficient to improve my cr timing strategy
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New post 25 Nov 2010, 23:25
Just to update you guys:

670 Q49 V31 is my official Gmat-score.

I would definitely retake after a long break.
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