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Verbal, especially SC for non-native speaker

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26 Oct 2017, 01:58
Hello all,

I have difficulty with the verbal similar to other non-native speaker. My problem is that, the verbal section is not all about structure and grammar. The meaning matters as well. When i practice some of the hard and very hard section on Magoosh, I have no idea what the passage is talking about. I know the answer wont be a immediate solution but any tip will help.

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26 Oct 2017, 04:33
hey EGMAT will help you a lot here
just go for full verbal course and also read atlantic,independent etc everyday
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26 Oct 2017, 07:20
Refer to MGMAT verbal guides. They are very helpful for clarifying concepts.
For RC, the more u practice, the better it is. Try solving 4 passages daily. When u get an answer wrong, read the explanation given for the correct answer. In this way, u will be able to get correct answers.
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Hello all,

I have difficulty with the verbal similar to other non-native speaker. My problem is that, the verbal section is not all about structure and grammar. The meaning matters as well. When i practice some of the hard and very hard section on Magoosh, I have no idea what the passage is talking about. I know the answer wont be a immediate solution but any tip will help.

Thanks

SC- e-GMAT , Manhattan SC guide , Thursdays with Ron videos
CR - Powerscore CR, e-GMAT
RC - This section will be the most difficult to improve especially for a non-native speaker.
- Read every day articles from economist , new york times , Wall street journal etc .

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2014/how-to-im ... bal-score/

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/tags/verbal/
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petelindan wrote:
Hello all,

I have difficulty with the verbal similar to other non-native speaker. My problem is that, the verbal section is not all about structure and grammar. The meaning matters as well. When i practice some of the hard and very hard section on Magoosh, I have no idea what the passage is talking about. I know the answer wont be a immediate solution but any tip will help.

Thanks

Dear petelindan,

This is Mike McGarry from Magoosh. I'm happy to jump in here.

Yes, the GMAT V section, even the SC, is not just about grammar. Everywhere on the verbal section you have to think about logic and meaning. You can't follow a formula anywhere: you have to bring your full mental powers to each and every verbal question.

You said that "when I practice some of the hard and very hard section on Magoosh, I have no idea what the passage is talking about." My friend, I am sorry to say that, at that level of understanding, tips will not be very helpful. Yes, the MGMAT books are wonderful and the Magoosh video lessons on RC are wonderful, but even with all that in mind, you need fundamental reading skills, and this comes only through practice.

My recommendation is to read English, hard challenging works in English, for an hour a day every single day. That's a hour a day over and above any GMAT specific practice you are doing. You need to pursue assiduously a habit of reading. Find difficult academic material in English and read that every day. See:
How to Improve Your GMAT Verbal Score
I know that sounds like a lot of work, and it's much harder to apply than something like "3 quick tips to improve RC." Many students want a quick fix and don't have the stomach to pursue all the hard work that excellence demands. That's precisely why, of all the people who take the GMAT, only 10% cross the magic 700 threshold. Everyone wants an excellent performance, but few have the stamina and commitment to pursue the habits of excellence in every single aspect of preparation.

So, my friend, in many ways, the answer is quite simple. The single best way to improve your performance in GMAT RC is to spend hours and hours and hours reading the most challenging material you can find. If you are willing to do this hard work, there's no limit to how much you can improve.

Does all this make sense?
Mike
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