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# from Verbal 37 to 40/42

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23 Aug 2017, 05:38
Need some helpful tips for increasing verbal score from 37 to 40/42.

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23 Aug 2017, 15:50
Goonj wrote:
Need some helpful tips for increasing verbal score from 37 to 40/42.

Dear Goonj,

I'm happy to respond.

My friend, I am going to start by chiding you. You have said virtually nothing about yourself. Are you a native or non-native speaker? What is your experience with the English language? What parts of the GMAT Verbal do you feel you understand well and where do you struggle? Also, what is your projected time frame? Your question demonstrates no reflection and no insight. This question is almost impossible for any expert to answer intelligently, because we have no idea where you are starting or what your situation is. Furthermore, asking low quality questions such as this doesn't help you at all. I am going to recommend this blog:
Read that blog carefully and thoughtfully.

I will also recommend this blog:
How to Improve Your GMAT Verbal Score

It may be that this blog provides all the answer you need. If not, then my challenge to you is to ask an excellent question: ask the most thoughtful, reflective, and self-insightful question you can produce. If you ask that question as a follow-up, I would be more than happy to respond.

Does all this make sense?
Mike
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Re: from Verbal 37 to 40/42  [#permalink]

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24 Aug 2017, 09:05
Goonj wrote:
Need some helpful tips for increasing verbal score from 37 to 40/42.

Hi Goonj,

I concur with Mike. It is very important to iunderstand your current standing and about your past preparation. Without that, it would very difficult for anyone to guide you efficiently.

As a general tip, try to drill down into each problem type to ace them.

SC: The questions test various concepts such as S-V agreement, modifiers, parallelism etc. Find out what troubles you. As a general guide line, you can start solving a question by taking the following things in consideration:

1. Find out the subject and the verb
2. See that the S&V agree in number
3. Look out for the modifiers
4. Look out for parallelism
5. Look out for usage of certain words - such as vs like, few vs less etc.

CR: There might be certain types of questions that are troubling you. May be Assumption, may be conclusion, inference etc.
You need to find that out and then practice them
RC: This again can be drilled down into different types of questions and also different topics. See what questions and topics trouble you the most and then practice accordingly.
Quants: Again try to break the questions in topics such as Algebra, Number system (very important), Geometry, PnC etc.

As an addition, start preparing an error log and keep a note of all the mistakes you made and the lessons you learnt from the problems. This will ensure you do not make the same mistake again.
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