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# V40

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18 Jul 2017, 06:50
Hi,

Practicing OG and Verbal review is enough to get V40 or some extra effort is required as i use to solve forum 700 level directory for verbal especially for RC and CR and i hvn't started practicing SC so how much time will it take to become master in it as i have around two months before i take GMAT "Sept 20"

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19 Jul 2017, 09:21
arif24 wrote:
Hi,

Practicing OG and Verbal review is enough to get V40 or some extra effort is required as i use to solve forum 700 level directory for verbal especially for RC and CR and i hvn't started practicing SC so how much time will it take to become master in it as i have around two months before i take GMAT "Sept 20"

Thank You

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Hi arif24,
To excel in verbal, try to drill down into each problem type to ace them.

SC: The questions test various concepts such as S-V agreement, modifiers, parallelism etc. Find out what troubles you. As a general guide line, you can start solving a question by taking the following things in consideration:

1. Find out the subject and the verb
2. See that the S&V agree in number
3. Look out for the modifiers
4. Look out for parallelism
5. Look out for usage of certain words - such as vs like, few vs less etc.

CR: There might be certain types of questions that are troubling you. May be Assumption, may be conclusion, inference etc.
You need to find that out and then practice them
RC: This again can be drilled down into different types of questions and also different topics. See what questions and topics trouble you the most and then practice accordingly.
Quants: Again try to break the questions in topics such as Algebra, Number system (very important), Geometry, PnC etc.

As an addition, start preparing an error log and keep a note of all the mistakes you made and the lessons you learnt from the problems. This will ensure you do not make the same mistake again.
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19 Jul 2017, 18:16
Hi arif24,

The V40 is about the 90th percentile in the Verbal section, which means that 90% of Test Takers never score that high regardless of the number of times that they take the GMAT. By extension, this is meant to say that there is no study method that will guarantee you a score at that level. That having been said, the Verbal section of the GMAT is as consistent and predictable as the Quant section is, so you CAN train to score at a higher level. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that a series of books will be enough to get you to that level. Even the best books are limited in what they can teach you; they also can't force you to approach questions in a certain way and their explanations are often one-sided. As such, you might want to consider investing in non-book, Course-oriented materials that focus on teaching you Tactics, patterns and the little 'secrets' to the GMAT.

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