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23 Aug 2017, 14:36
Hi, I have been preparing verbal from egmat and am unable to get comfortable with the concepts and their working at all. Though only half way through SC, my application isn't improving and more often than not I am doing a guess work rather knowing the correct nuances while solving a question. Can anyone share their tips in terms of how can I be more confident with this section? I have given a considerable amount of time to quant, but this is shaking my confidence in terms of my ability towards GMAT.

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24 Aug 2017, 09:06
Sambhrant wrote:
Hi, I have been preparing verbal from egmat and am unable to get comfortable with the concepts and their working at all. Though only half way through SC, my application isn't improving and more often than not I am doing a guess work rather knowing the correct nuances while solving a question. Can anyone share their tips in terms of how can I be more confident with this section? I have given a considerable amount of time to quant, but this is shaking my confidence in terms of my ability towards GMAT.

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Hi Sambhrant,

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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24 Aug 2017, 11:44
Hi Sambhrant,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What materials have you used?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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