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# Strategy to attack SC

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19 Sep 2012, 04:21
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Hi All

My Gmat date is 8th oct 2012.
I will like this discussion limited to SC only. If we can strategies our approach for a SC question then it will be beneficial for All.

1) Can we develop a sequence by means of which we can go through a questions.
Lets say look for errors as per below sequence-
a) Idioms
b) Parallelism / Comparison
c) Pronouns
d) Subject- Verb Agreement
e) tenses
f) Modifiers
g) Concision & Clarity

Please let me know if this will be the right way to approach questions. As per Ron's videos i have undergone each section individually.
So now is the time to club them together.
- Will this be time consuming???

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Nipun
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20 Sep 2012, 02:30
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I think you should look at the answer choices vertically so that you can spot the errors(as mentioned in your list) more easily than just by looking for them one by one list wise.
If you follow Ron's advice you are definitely on the right track. But I recommend Ron's vids once you have a fair familiarity with Sentence correction.
All the best.
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21 Sep 2012, 22:01
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You really should only spend 1:15 on SC questions, so going through a checklist is going to be too time consuming to be effective. I like that you are focusing on the various categories because you will need to be familiar with those different categories so you can spot those errors quickly (ie, spotting it/its/they/them/their for pronouns or noticing the s/no s for subject/verb agreement). Oftentimes you will recognize the categories as you are reading through the sentence. If you don't see the error in the sentence itself, the vertical scanning exercise can help you spot the errors.

Idioms should not be the first item on your list - they should probably be at the end because the GMAT has been trying to remove "Americanized" idioms for some time. At the same time, the GMAT is increasing meaning-based questions, so you should add Meaning to your list of categories.

KW
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22 Sep 2012, 05:51
Kyle & Souvik
Kyle you are right that SC should only range between 1 to 1.45 secs.
I wanted to confirm if my thoughts synchronized with the experts. Probably i will not go one by one as per the sequence but will certainly realise the errors more quickly.

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