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# Material that can be used to understand the basics of S.C

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07 Dec 2018, 05:32
Hi,

can anyone assist with recommending where one can get free resources to really understand the basics of S.C. i know how to speak English but when it come to dissecting a sentence into categories of which is a verb, pronoun etc i struggle and i believe this is necessary in order to tackle SC problems.

Tricks and tips on how to master SC will also be appreciated?

Thanks y'all.
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07 Dec 2018, 07:24
Hi demo1,

Welcome to gmatclub!

Free gmatclub verbal book:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-gma ... 33952.html

You can easily find Aristotle SC grail, just seacrh on google.

Free Prep4GMAT official app by the MIT guys

I would highly recommend to get Manhattan prep SC. Best GMAT verbal books:

Hope this helps
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07 Dec 2018, 08:54
do you feel one needs to know nouns, pronouns etc to stand a chance of passing SC or what is your advice on things one must learn to scale through??

honest opinions will be appreciated?
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07 Dec 2018, 18:55
Hi demo1,

It's been over 3 months since your last series of posts, so it would help to know how you have been studying during that time. In a prior post, we discussed using Khan Academy to brush up on the essential 'math skills' that you would need for the Quant section of the GMAT. Did you end up using Khan Academy? I suspect you could probably find some lessons on general grammar, parts of a sentence, grammar rules, etc. there as well.

Studies:
1) How long have you studied? Did you take any 'time off' from your studies?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) Is your Goal Score still 650?
5) Have you taken the Official GMAT yet (and if you have, then how did you score)? When are you planning to take the GMAT next?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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07 Dec 2018, 19:33
demo1 wrote:
do you feel one needs to know nouns, pronouns etc to stand a chance of passing SC or what is your advice on things one must learn to scale through??

honest opinions will be appreciated?
Not necessarily, but a lot of test takers benefit from a quick look at basic grammar.
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08 Dec 2018, 08:05
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Hi demo1,

Here are some notes from Ron's explanations and videos that helped me with SC:

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STEP ONE of EVERY SC problem:
figure out the INTENDED MEANING of the sentence (1. choose, 2. place, 3. match your words)
• NO thoughts of grammar
• NO "hunting for errors"
• just figure out exactly what the sentence is meant to say.
(this should ALWAYS be possible, regardless of whether there are errors-- in the same way that you should always be able to understand e-mails from colleagues with poor english skills.)

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remember the following principle, which will greatly simplify your test-taking life:
* if it appears in an officially correct answer, it's correct.
i don't know whether it says so above, but this is an official problem (it's from the gmatprep software). given that fact, any time you spend trying to question the officially correct answer is 0% productive and 100% wasted.

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also, remember the following principle:
it's much, much more important to RECOGNIZE EXAMPLES of grammatical constructions than to explain the actual rules behind those examples.
really.
think about the way you evaluate your own native language. if you come across an example of sloppy writing in your native language, HOW do you recognize it as sloppy? do you actually apply a bunch of formal rules to it?
no, you don't - you just realize, "hey, that doesn't look like what i've seen before." it's pure recognition.

you should try to get to this point with sentence correction.
when you get to this sort of obscure construction, just remember what it looks like and in what context it's found, so you can recognize similar examples in the future.

As you go through the real problems, you'll get what SC is all about. It takes some practice. Did you start your prep?
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12 Dec 2018, 10:20
Hi demo1,

In addition to seeking advice in this thread, take a look at the GMAT Club reviews for the best verbal courses, and also read through some GMAT success stories to see what materials have worked well for other test-takers.

how to score a 700+ on the GMAT.

Good luck!
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17 Dec 2018, 09:09
demo1 wrote:
Hi,

can anyone assist with recommending where one can get free resources to really understand the basics of S.C. i know how to speak English but when it come to dissecting a sentence into categories of which is a verb, pronoun etc i struggle and i believe this is necessary in order to tackle SC problems.

Tricks and tips on how to master SC will also be appreciated?

Thanks y'all.

Hi demo1

Here is Resources for SC

0. EmpowerGMAT SC Free course for GMATClubbers.

1. Manhattan Foundations of GMAT Verbal (Normally available free on internet a PDF Copy)

2. Manhattan Sentence Correction Guide

3. Aristotle SC grail

4. Power Score Sentence Correction Guide

5. GMAT Prep Now SC Video Course (Free on Youtube)

6. Thursday with Ron Videos (Free on Vimeo)

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29 Dec 2018, 21:04
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During your SC studies, we encourage you to follow along expert video explanations to guide you in your thought process.

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29 Dec 2018, 21:19
Hi demo1, since you specifically mention free resources, thought I would mention that the entire Grammar section of our sentence correction book Sentence Correction Nirvana is also available for free preview at pothi.
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Now! Preview the entire Grammar Section of Sentence Correction Nirvana at pothi.com

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