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Re: "Ultimate" Study Plan for Verbal on the GMAT [#permalink]
I'd like to post an exercise I do while studying for SC, I don't know whether others may find it useful or not.

Find a problem set of SC problems (note: these do not necessarily have to be new problems, these can be previous problems that you've already solved)

Go through the problem set, and adopt a very comprehensive analysis of the sentence and of the problem. During the actual test, you will not fully conduct this process.

1) Analyze the structure of the sentence. Identify the modifiers, the pronouns, the antecedents, the subject(s), the verbs, adjectives, adverbs.

2) For each of these components, evaluate their use. Are they being used properly?

3) Look at the answer choices, and split the answers. See what the similarities are and what the differences are.

4) Pick the correct answer choice.

5) For each incorrect answer choice, write out/ explain EXACTLY why it's incorrect.

6) Compare your evaluation with the answer explanation.

Again, this is just something I've been trying to do to convert my intuition into a more analytic approach. I'm native in English so I have a very easy time solving the easy problems, based on how it sounds. However on the more difficult problems, I've found I was having difficulty choosing, and that I couldn't walk myself through it because I didn't explicitly 'know' a lot of the rules.
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Re: "Ultimate" Study Plan for Verbal on the GMAT [#permalink]
very good tips, thanks
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Re: "Ultimate" Study Plan for Verbal on the GMAT [#permalink]
Hello people,

I am in my second year of university; I have started studying for the GMAT this summer, giving myself a sold time frame to take things slow. Recently I picked up the KAPLAN (Verbal foundations) to read back to back, but my problem is : THERE IS TOOOOO MUCH information and RULES to memorize, I'm having a hard time keeping up. Any suggestions?

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Wow, that's one of the SHORTER books (not kidding).
The MGMAT has 3 books dedicated to the Verbal portion of the GMAT and 5 to the Math. There are also additional books for verbal and quant.

I think you have seriously underestimated the effort required :)
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Hello,

OK then, it's set and official I have to bury myself in the verbal section. I have to finish everything verbal related THIS SUMMER. :-D

Thanks bb :)
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Thanks bb..i have 40days to go for my G-Day..my present verbal score is around 34..hope to reach the "40" mark..
CR- "think of all the possible cases before looking at the options";i reckon your speed and accuracy might have improved as a result of this strategy. Let me try it out
RC- i know i won't be able to read 1000-2000 pages, but i have to find an another way to get out of RC crisis
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Thanks bb..i have 40days to go for my G-Day..my present verbal score is around 34..hope to reach the "40" mark..
CR- "think of all the possible cases before looking at the options";i reckon your speed and accuracy might have improved as a result of this strategy. Let me try it out
RC- i know i won't be able to read 1000-2000 pages, but i have to find an another way to get out of RC crisis


you will be surprised how fast you can read a book you are interested in!
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BB Good quality material... I am going to follow the exact same plan for my prep
thanks and KUDOS 1
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Thanks BB, the plan looks great and I am on it !

I am adding the suggested extra step to it (Doing Grammar by Max Morenberg). This is because I am bit circumspect about my grammar.

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I can also highly recommend the MGMAT Verbal Foundations book - I really like it.
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bb wrote:
I will update this thread this week with more suggestions - sorry for the delay :)



Hi bb,
I am unable to use Gmat Club for last few days. Since the moment I login into website, the screen will be zoomed in and very very large fonts appear on the screen. I know this tread is not for this discussion. But, I dont have any option because I am unable to see all the buttons, threads in the same manner as earlier. Please help.
Anybody.... Please help.
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amazing thanks for free books
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Hello BB,
I agree with the each and every thing given here.Presently my issue is RC and CR and I want to rigorously want to do this but I am not getting how to plan out to be effective in this section.Can you just suggest me a study plan for just these 2 sections.
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Hi BB.
I know it's an old post. But I have a question.
Is it ok to mix CR, SC and RC in one day while studying?
I.e. SC in the morning, CR at noon and RC in the evening?
I'm on holiday and want to finish this in a month.
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really helpful, thank you !
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Saved this post for future date when I start tackling the verbal section! Thank you.
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thank you for your post
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Thanks for posting. I took the MGMAT course and it was helpful. Unfortunately for me I took a month long vacation and forgot everything. But now am in a rush to relearn everything in a month before the change in format. How many time did you read over the SC and RC books?
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