It is currently 19 Nov 2017, 09:50

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

How is SC "systematic"?

Author Message
Current Student
Joined: 03 Jan 2013
Posts: 185

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0

Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 750 Q48 V46
GPA: 3.02
WE: Engineering (Other)

Show Tags

28 Sep 2013, 10:02
I've heard people from Kaplan and this board both tout the ease of SC, once you learn the "errors", provided that it is very systematic. Kaplan instructors have told me they have a process that makes it simple. I have the MGMAT books but TBH I don't really see any "system" here. All it really is is, look for splits and judge based on splits, and look for the various common errors as divided into chapters in the MGMAT book. But that doesn't really seem "systematic" to me at all, especially when some of the answer possibilities are written entirely different (which is common).

Maybe I haven't practiced these enough to "feel" how systematic this process can be, but I don't know. Am I missing something here or what?

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0

 Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount Codes Jamboree Discount Codes Optimus Prep Discount Codes
Manhattan Prep Instructor
Joined: 01 Jul 2013
Posts: 194

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0

Re: How is SC "systematic"? [#permalink]

Show Tags

28 Sep 2013, 18:47
Systematic is a funny word -- it implies a cut and dry approach. I think what most would tell you is that there are a lot of key themes that come up in Sentence Correction -- learn those themes, and get comfortable with some of the unique items (idioms, etc.) and I think you'll feel like you've got a plan in place.

I use the analogy of accumulating tools for your toolbox -- once you have enough tools for SC, you've got yourself a system.

Hope that helps.

-Brian
_________________

Brian Lange | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | North Carolina

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0

Current Student
Joined: 03 Jan 2013
Posts: 185

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0

Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 750 Q48 V46
GPA: 3.02
WE: Engineering (Other)
Re: How is SC "systematic"? [#permalink]

Show Tags

14 Oct 2013, 10:54
Yeah so I get it now. I've been plowing away at SC stuff. Basically I've gone through the MGMAT SC book two or three times, but I went through it an additional time and after each chapter did the practice questions and then the OG questions for that chapter. That really helped clarify all of the issues. I'm going through the rest of the OG problems, then I'm probably just going to skim through the MGMAT SC book again and review the idioms a few more times, but I'm getting like 95% of problems correct. Just takes time and consistency!

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0

Manhattan Prep Instructor
Joined: 01 Jul 2013
Posts: 194

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0

Re: How is SC "systematic"? [#permalink]

Show Tags

26 Oct 2013, 19:28
That's great work! Congrats.
_________________

Brian Lange | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | North Carolina

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0

Re: How is SC "systematic"?   [#permalink] 26 Oct 2013, 19:28
Display posts from previous: Sort by