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# How to improve Verbal from a low score to a medium one..really puzzled

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Joined: 13 Oct 2018
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How to improve Verbal from a low score to a medium one..really puzzled  [#permalink]

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13 Oct 2018, 10:04
Hi,

I know there are plenty of articles out there about my topic but none really helped me.
I would appreciate it very much if somebody who was in my situation having the same challenge and who mastered it could
give me an approach of how to improve from a very low verbal score to a medium score.

I am a non native english speaker. I took the gmat about 2 years ago and I learned about 3 months, mostly quant.
Its really hard for me to focus on the verbal part so I didn't really focus on it.
The result showed my big lack of the english language: V19 and Q45. I already know how to improve my quant (btw I don't have to improve that much on quant).. but I don't exactly know what to do for the verbal part. Btw in school I was never good in languages but in maths.. so it was no wonder for me that I didn't score well in the gmat verbal.
What I am doing right now to improve in verbal is the following: I am reading different english material and it seems I am improving there, but when I tackle for example a sentence correction question
I don't know what to do.. Many people suggest to read more english material or to attend some online courses but most online
courses focus on advanced english knowledge and are therefore not usuful to me since I even don't understand the basic grammar.
I even subscribed to an online course: To the economist gmat course, but I have to say unfortunately it didn't really help me..
Its really hard for me to focus on such topics as grammar. I for example bought the High school english grammar book from wren and martin but I don't understand that much and its really a big tome.
As you see I already tried many things but nothing seems to help my verbal..
Maybe an offline course with a tutor could help me? But this way will be really expensive..

I am looking forward any response, especially the ones from people who were in the same situation as me and mastered the challenge.

Thank you very much,
Sincerely
Kai
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Joined: 23 Nov 2017
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Concentration: Strategy, Other
GMAT 1: 660 Q49 V33
Re: How to improve Verbal from a low score to a medium one..really puzzled  [#permalink]

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17 Oct 2018, 22:04
Hi mate, for sc, aristotle sc helped me a lot. i have taken 3 attempts (v25,q42 - 570; V36, Q42 - 640; V31, Q49 -660) and i settled with the last one because quant matters to the schools i intend to apply at. I improved my verbal by religiously reading Economist, doing 4 RCs and 10 SC a day. U can try the e-gmat course as well..it is tailored for non natives and therefore graduates very slowly from very basic to very advanced.
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Re: How to improve Verbal from a low score to a medium one..really puzzled  [#permalink]

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19 Oct 2018, 23:20
jumbaa wrote:
Hi,

I know there are plenty of articles out there about my topic but none really helped me.
I would appreciate it very much if somebody who was in my situation having the same challenge and who mastered it could
give me an approach of how to improve from a very low verbal score to a medium score.

I am a non native english speaker. I took the gmat about 2 years ago and I learned about 3 months, mostly quant.
Its really hard for me to focus on the verbal part so I didn't really focus on it.
The result showed my big lack of the english language: V19 and Q45. I already know how to improve my quant (btw I don't have to improve that much on quant).. but I don't exactly know what to do for the verbal part. Btw in school I was never good in languages but in maths.. so it was no wonder for me that I didn't score well in the gmat verbal.
What I am doing right now to improve in verbal is the following: I am reading different english material and it seems I am improving there, but when I tackle for example a sentence correction question
I don't know what to do.. Many people suggest to read more english material or to attend some online courses but most online
courses focus on advanced english knowledge and are therefore not usuful to me since I even don't understand the basic grammar.
I even subscribed to an online course: To the economist gmat course, but I have to say unfortunately it didn't really help me..
Its really hard for me to focus on such topics as grammar. I for example bought the High school english grammar book from wren and martin but I don't understand that much and its really a big tome.
As you see I already tried many things but nothing seems to help my verbal..
Maybe an offline course with a tutor could help me? But this way will be really expensive..

I am looking forward any response, especially the ones from people who were in the same situation as me and mastered the challenge.

Thank you very much,
Sincerely
Kai

Hi Kai!

I would highly recommend Magoosh English -- it's a completely free product with almost 100 video lessons on basic grammar topics.

You're definitely doing a lot of the right things! Reading English material is one of the best ways to improve in Verbal. I know you said you didn't find many articles helpful, but I'd still recommend reading through this one:

If you end up finding Magoosh English helpful, then I'd definitely recommend Magoosh GMAT. It's much more affordable than many other programs, and has the option of add-on individual tutoring.

I hope that helps a bit!
-Carolyn
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Re: How to improve Verbal from a low score to a medium one..really puzzled &nbs [#permalink] 19 Oct 2018, 23:20
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