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# Verbal Chat with a Tutor every Wednesday at 7:30 AM PST/8 PM IST

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Join us on Wednesdays at 7:30 AM PST/8 PM IST for a Verbal-focused GMAT chat with GMATNinja (Charles).

Charles Tutors GMAT and GRE and has scored on the GMAT 780 and a perfect 800. He will available in the GMAT Club Chatroom to answer any questions you may have - whether you are struggling with a question or need help with your strategy or timing, do not hesitate to ask him personally. While Charles charges \$200+ per hr for his services, he is offering his time and help on GMAT Club absolutely free.

Join us on Wednesdays at 7:30 AM PST/8 PM IST for a verbal chat with Charles!

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Originally posted by bb on 26 Apr 2017, 20:56.
Last edited by bb on 30 May 2017, 07:54, edited 2 times in total.
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26 Apr 2017, 21:23
Amazing initiative.

I bet the chat room will be bursting.
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26 Apr 2017, 21:27
Below is the question I want to discuss in the session scheduled next week.

Adoption agency representative: It is true that eight of our last ten babies have been placed with parents who were personally acquainted with at least one of our staff members before initiating the adoption process. However, there is no truth to the accusation against us of favoritism; our decisions have been guided solely by the best interests of the children. Indeed, all ten babies' new parents far surpassed the adoption criteria set both by the law and by our own policy.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the representative's argument depends?

A. The agency's prior placements of babies with parents who were previously acquainted with its staff have not, in general, been more successful than those with parents unacquainted with the staff.
B.Of those prospective parents who substantially surpassed the criteria for adoption, most were personally acquainted with agency staff before beginning the application process.
C.For a time period equal in duration to that during which the data were collected, the average number of babies placed by the agency is close to ten.
D.Most prospective parents who apply to adopt babies do not meet the agency's criteria for adoption.
E.The agency will only place babies with parents who not only meet the legal and institutional criteria for adoption, but who in fact surpass those criteria.

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26 Apr 2017, 21:53
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Tremendous initiative.
The Chatroom would be LIT UP..!!

My question would be regarding how to make an appropriate RC strategy.

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Tremendous initiative.
The Chatroom would be LIT UP..!!

My question would be regarding how to make an appropriate RC strategy.

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Although Sir Charles will be a plus, definitely, here you have all the necessary tools both theory and practice to boost your skills in RC.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/rc-verbal-qu ... l#p1509481

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26 Apr 2017, 22:11
carcass wrote:
stonecold wrote:
Tremendous initiative.
The Chatroom would be LIT UP..!!

My question would be regarding how to make an appropriate RC strategy.

Regards
Stone Cold

Although Sir Charles will be a plus, definitely, here you have all the necessary tools both theory and practice to boost your skills in RC.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/rc-verbal-qu ... l#p1509481

Regards

Thanks Carcass.
I will surely go through that.
I have an off topic question => How do you rate RC-99?
Someone has recommended that i combine Official Questions with RC-99 for a more comprehensive RC prep.

Any thoughts.?
Any Recommendations?

P.S-> I am an RC beginner.

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27 Apr 2017, 00:37
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bb wrote:

Join us on Wednesdays at 8 AM PST/8:30 PM IST for a Verbal-focused GMAT chat with GMATNinja (Charles).

Charles Tutors GMAT and GRE and has scored on the GMAT 780 and a perfect 800. He will available in the GMAT Club Chatroom to answer any questions you may have - whether you are struggling with a question or need help with your strategy or timing, do not hesitate to ask him personally. While Charles charges \$200+ per hr for his services, he is offering his time and help on GMAT Club absolutely free.

Join us on Wednesdays at 8 AM PST/8:30 PM IST for a verbal chat with Charles!

P.S. If you want Charles to prep for any specific questions, feel free to post them here! He will do best to cover them in the session.

Wonderful initiative indeed.
I hope everyone makes best use of these sessions given that verbal is a tough nut to crack for many(including me. )
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27 Apr 2017, 01:07
Great Initiative bb
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27 Apr 2017, 08:47
Great! Look forward to joining on Wed. Wish it was sooner (hate waiting).....
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Thanks Carcass.
I will surely go through that.
I have an off topic question => How do you rate RC-99?
Someone has recommended that i combine Official Questions with RC-99 for a more comprehensive RC prep.

Any thoughts.?
Any Recommendations?

P.S-> I am an RC beginner.

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As for RC 99 it is good only to improve your grasp of inference questions. Overall it is not the best resource to improve your RC skills.

Not only that: in general tackle difficult passage is not only a question of main idea, inference or else; it is a more subtle way. Overall, what is all about depends on your English language level, whether or not is easy for you read complex lecture or article, your vocabulary poor or less.

Hope this helps.
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28 Apr 2017, 05:54
carcass wrote:
Thanks Carcass.
I will surely go through that.
I have an off topic question => How do you rate RC-99?
Someone has recommended that i combine Official Questions with RC-99 for a more comprehensive RC prep.

Any thoughts.?
Any Recommendations?

P.S-> I am an RC beginner.

Regards
Stone Cold

As for RC 99 it is good only to improve your grasp of inference questions. Overall it is not the best resource to improve your RC skills.

Not only that: in general tackle difficult passage is not only a question of main idea, inference or else; it is a more subtle way. Overall, what is all about depends on your English language level, whether or not is easy for you read complex lecture or article, your vocabulary poor or less.

Hope this helps.

Thanks Carcass.

Appreciate the response.

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29 Apr 2017, 01:51
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Source : Official Guide 2017

Question : CR 646
Page : 540

Since it has become known that several of a bank's top executives have been buying shares in their own bank, the bank's depositors, who had been worried by rumors that the bank faced impending financial collapse, have been greatly relieved. They reason that, since top executives evidently have faith in the bank's financial soundness, those worrisome rumors must be false. Such reasoning might well be overoptimistic, however, since corporate executives have been known to buy shares in their own company in a calculated attempt to dispel negative rumors about the company's health.

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

(A) The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second gives a reason for questioning that support.

(B) The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second states a contrary conclusion that is the main conclusion of the argument.

(C) The first provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument; the second states that conclusion.

(D) The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second gives the explanation that the argument seeks to establish.

(E) The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second provides evidence in support of the explanation that the argument seeks to establish.

I wish we could discuss this problem on coming Wednesday.
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03 May 2017, 06:48

https://gmatclub.com/forum/mchat.php
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03 May 2017, 10:41
Thank you all who participated in the Verbal Chat! We had about 50 people show up and a great discussion that went on for 2 hours.
See you guys again next week - feel free to post your questions for Charles for next week!
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03 May 2017, 20:45
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Amazing session by GMATNinja.

Thank you bb for arranging these sessions.

Topic for next week: Difference between -ed/-ing modifiers and verbs
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07 May 2017, 12:22
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I didn't know about this session. Since now I know I will be present in future sessions.
Thank you bb for this initiative. GMATNinja Sir Charles is already helping me out by responding to my queries on various posts.

My queries for next session:
1. I don't usually find quant very difficult but I commit a great deal of silly mistakes and if I am unable to solve a particular problem I just sit and try to solve it. Although I am able to eventually solve the problem but I end up consuming around 4 mins because of which I don't have time at the end. Should I just mark anything for such questions and move forward?

2. In CR section I am able to drill down to the best 2 choices, how do I make sure that the answer I am selecting is correct one?

3. In SC i am able to solve most medium and hard level questions but get usually stuck in easy level questions what can I do about this unusual scenario?
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08 May 2017, 00:30
Even though Clovis points, spear points with longitudinal grooves chipped onto their faces, have been found all over North America, they are named for the New Mexico site where they were first discovered in 1932.

(A) Even though Clovis points, spear points with longitudinal grooves chipped onto their faces, have been found all over North America, they are named for the New Mexico site where they were first discovered in 1932.

(B) Although named for the New Mexico site where first discovered in 1932, Clovis points are spear points of longitudinal grooves chipped onto their faces and have been found all over North America.

(C) Named for the New Mexico site where they have been first discovered in 1932, Clovis points, spear points of longitudinal grooves chipped onto the faces, have been found all over North America.

(D) Spear points with longitudinal grooves that are chipped onto the faces, Clovis points, even though named for the New Mexico site where
first discovered in 1932, but were found all over North America.

(E) While Clovis points are spear points whose faces have longitudinal grooves chipped into them, they have been found all over North America, and named for the New Mexico site where they have been first discovered in 1932.

This SC question killing me instantly. How could we start to identify the mistakes if the question stem underlined the whole clause? I have no idea where to start.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/even-though-clovis-points-spear-points-with-longitudinal-36996.html
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10 May 2017, 00:35
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Amazing session by GMATNinja.

Thank you bb for arranging these sessions.

Topic for next week: Difference between -ed/-ing modifiers and verbs

Crime has recently decreased in our neighbourhood, LEADING to a rise in property values. - Adverbial Modifier

HAVING finally PUT the pain behind her, Shilpa decided it was time to have a little fun. - Participle Clause

HAVING WON the match, Susan jumped for joy. - Participle Clause

HAVING SEEN an accident ahead, I stopped my car. - Participle Clause

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Thank you for the wonderful insights on RC last week.

My topic of interest tonight => Basic CR skills.
How do we improve on basic CR skills.
More specifically Weaken and Strengthen Questions

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