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SC Improvements and Obstacles for e-gmat online self study

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New post 14 Jan 2019, 11:06
Hi all fellow e-GMATers,

Give a little bit background on myself (Non-native) – undergrad major in Finance and working full time. Preparing for graduate school (Master in computer science) which requires GMAT for admission. For weekdays, I spend 1-2 hours; for weekend, I spend average 4-5 hours to study.

I signed up for e-Gmat (verbal & Quant online) course on Dec 23, 2018. For the first week, I went through the “Getting Started” section and completed the OG Diagnostic quizzes for SC, RC, CR, Arithmetic & Algebra. The sub-section results are brutal for SC (23%), RC & CR (both above 50%).
For second & third week, I completed “Master Comprehension” & Module 1 (Foundation Concepts) & Module 2 (Subject Verb) in Verbal Section. Here it is my first hurdle comes …

After “Subject Verb” Module, my concepts of SV must exist, SV # agreement & SV must make sense already engraved in my brain. Even though I am not really comfortable to apply e-gmat 3 step processes. I forced myself to write down notes in a systematic way, 1) Meaning Analysis, 2) Error Analysis & 3) POE. My result for the 1st OG quizzes goes up to 54%. (By the time, I was so thrilled that only 3 weeks my SC ability have significantly improved).

However, when I did OG SC VR quiz … my score dropped back to 30%. I sat down and calmed myself down. What’s wrong with me?
The first problem, when I applied 3 step process, I won’t be able to spot some of the errors on the original sentence. I am fine with the SV part(still have some silly mistake), while other parts: pronoun, verb, idiom, modifier etc., I wasn’t able to find out what is wrong since I didn’t go via yet?

What I am thinking … should I go back to day 1 and revise all “Master Comprehension” tutorials, Module 1 (Foundation Concepts) & Module 2 (Subject Verb) in Verbal Section, then re-attempt OG SV by using 3 step process?

Please advise and help me overcome this SC obstacle!

Thank you very much!
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New post 15 Jan 2019, 08:51
You should keep continuing with the course. The thing is that with the OG Quiz for SV agreement is that even though the sentence are testing only SV agreement to eliminate wrong answers you need to know the other rules as well.So basically by time you finish the entire course you will see tremendous improvement in your SC scores.

Also complement your SC course with these summary notes as well.They're really helpful.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/sc-study-not ... l#p2066141
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New post 15 Jan 2019, 09:11
Hello jacqui ...... welcome to the community.

All the sections in GMAT are application based. It takes some time to internalize the concepts before they become your second habit. I completely agree with GmatWizard .... you should continue learning and practicing. SV Qs , rather any SC Qs, does not tests you on a single rule ... rather they are mixed up with other issues as well - namely, pronoun, parallelism, comparison meaning etc.
I would try to complete the course diligently and then try to gauge or judge my ability and accuracy under timed condition. Till then .... learn mindfully and happily :-) .

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New post 15 Jan 2019, 10:16
Thank you GMatwizard & u1983!

As advised, will do a brief concepts review to solidify my knowledge and then complete SV OG error analysis before I move on to the next Module.

Thank you again and appreciate your advise!

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New post 15 Jan 2019, 11:27
jacqui wrote:
Hi all fellow e-GMATers,

Give a little bit background on myself (Non-native) – undergrad major in Finance and working full time. Preparing for graduate school (Master in computer science) which requires GMAT for admission. For weekdays, I spend 1-2 hours; for weekend, I spend average 4-5 hours to study.

I signed up for e-Gmat (verbal & Quant online) course on Dec 23, 2018. For the first week, I went through the “Getting Started” section and completed the OG Diagnostic quizzes for SC, RC, CR, Arithmetic & Algebra. The sub-section results are brutal for SC (23%), RC & CR (both above 50%).
For second & third week, I completed “Master Comprehension” & Module 1 (Foundation Concepts) & Module 2 (Subject Verb) in Verbal Section. Here it is my first hurdle comes …

After “Subject Verb” Module, my concepts of SV must exist, SV # agreement & SV must make sense already engraved in my brain. Even though I am not really comfortable to apply e-gmat 3 step processes. I forced myself to write down notes in a systematic way, 1) Meaning Analysis, 2) Error Analysis & 3) POE. My result for the 1st OG quizzes goes up to 54%. (By the time, I was so thrilled that only 3 weeks my SC ability have significantly improved).

However, when I did OG SC VR quiz … my score dropped back to 30%. I sat down and calmed myself down. What’s wrong with me?
The first problem, when I applied 3 step process, I won’t be able to spot some of the errors on the original sentence. I am fine with the SV part(still have some silly mistake), while other parts: pronoun, verb, idiom, modifier etc., I wasn’t able to find out what is wrong since I didn’t go via yet?

What I am thinking … should I go back to day 1 and revise all “Master Comprehension” tutorials, Module 1 (Foundation Concepts) & Module 2 (Subject Verb) in Verbal Section, then re-attempt OG SV by using 3 step process?

Please advise and help me overcome this SC obstacle!

Thank you very much!


Hi,

Hang in there! Egmat SC course is the best in the market and I am sure it will materialise soon. Continue the process of taking notes and devoting those free 5-10 minutes in a day to revising them! Once you get the hang of it,everything else will fall into place.

Also,do read the MGMAT SC guide for a much more detailed understanding.

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New post 15 Jan 2019, 12:25
Thank you guys, I only watched one item from egmat course and studied the rest from another resource and couldn't go benoyd solving any sentence, will revise them and take notes to solidify my knowledge.

Thank you jacqui for submitting this post.

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New post 21 Jan 2019, 19:20
Hi jacqui,

As everyone else has mentioned in this thread, not every question tests you on SV alone. Some questions from the OG test you on multiple topics, the primary one being the topic it is put under. You should review the solutions to the quiz and mark the questions that tested various topics. After completing the entire course you can come back and solve these bookmarked questions as by then you would know all the topics.

For any further queries, please feel free to write to us at support@e-gmat.com.

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