Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 28 May 2017, 14:54

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Verbal issue..

Author Message
Manager
Joined: 15 Jan 2014
Posts: 64
GMAT 1: 720 Q51 V38
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [1] , given: 12

### Show Tags

22 Jan 2014, 23:58
1
KUDOS
Can someone please advise me on how to start preparing for the Verbal section of the GMAT. While i am about to start preparing seriously, looking at the question, it seems that i will be able to handle the Quant portion of the GMAT quite well.

However when it comes to the Verbal, it seems to me that i will have a tough time. One thing is that i am not a native Verbal speaker. Hence if i look at all the three types of questions on the GMAT verbal, i feel that i will have most problems in the sentence correction and the reading comprehension. I feel that i will be able to handle the critical reasoning part.

Also another thing that bothers me is that there is really too much material that is already available on the net. So how would i decide which the material is the best. Clearly i don't have the time or the bandwidth to go through "all" the material.
Manager
Joined: 10 Oct 2011
Posts: 120
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 70 [1] , given: 7

### Show Tags

23 Jan 2014, 04:20
1
KUDOS
VerbalHow wrote:
Can someone please advise me on how to start preparing for the Verbal section of the GMAT. While i am about to start preparing seriously, looking at the question, it seems that i will be able to handle the Quant portion of the GMAT quite well.

However when it comes to the Verbal, it seems to me that i will have a tough time. One thing is that i am not a native Verbal speaker. Hence if i look at all the three types of questions on the GMAT verbal, i feel that i will have most problems in the sentence correction and the reading comprehension. I feel that i will be able to handle the critical reasoning part.

Also another thing that bothers me is that there is really too much material that is already available on the net. So how would i decide which the material is the best. Clearly i don't have the time or the bandwidth to go through "all" the material.

A strategy that worked for me was to work in increments on the verbal section. Improvements in SC come compartively easily so I first worked on SC. I went through the MGMAT guide for SC and then did some questions from the OG and other sources. Reviewed my mistakes. Took notes as to not repeat the same mistakes again. After that went through RC from MGMAT guide and attempted questions from OG. Reviewed my mistakes and took notes again. Same for CR but for CR - Power score CR bible is the resource i would recommend. Don't move on from a topic to the next unless you've done your best to cover the basics in detail. This will give you a stable platform to work from.

If I were you I would stick to OG for verbal questions and MGMAT guides and Power score CR bible. Once these were covered I'd get to town with the mock CATS.
_________________

Paras.

If you found my post helpful give KUDOS!!! Everytime you thank me but don't give Kudos, an Angel dies!

My GMAT Debrief:

I am now providing personalized one to one GMAT coaching over Skype at a nominal fee. Hurry up to get an early bird discount! Send me an IM to know more.

Economist GMAT Tutor Representative
Affiliations: Economist GMAT Tutor
Joined: 22 Aug 2013
Posts: 425
Location: United States
Followers: 34

Kudos [?]: 121 [1] , given: 3

### Show Tags

23 Jan 2014, 16:01
1
KUDOS
Expert's post
I agree with the previous poster that you should tackle the verbal section strategically, methodically and with a plan. The OG is a great place to start cracking on Verbal questions. After you finish with the OG, you'll be in a good position to gauge what next step is right for you.

In fact, we just published a few pieces about how to best use the Official Guide:

http://gmat.economist.com/blog/test-tak ... ips-part-i
http://gmat.economist.com/blog/test-tak ... ps-part-ii

Regards,

Elizabeth
_________________

http://econgm.at/GCfreetrial
Economist GMAT Tutor
(866) 292-0660

Manager
Joined: 15 Jan 2014
Posts: 64
GMAT 1: 720 Q51 V38
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 12

### Show Tags

24 Jan 2014, 06:44
soods26 wrote:
A strategy that worked for me was to work in increments on the verbal section. Improvements in SC come compartively easily so I first worked on SC. I went through the MGMAT guide for SC and then did some questions from the OG and other sources.

Thanks soods. Actually I also had a look (not very detailed study, I agree) at MGMAT, and somehow I felt that for building concepts (basic grammar concepts), it might not suit me..so perhaps I would need to supplement it with some basic grammar book.
Manager
Joined: 15 Jan 2014
Posts: 64
GMAT 1: 720 Q51 V38
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 12

### Show Tags

24 Jan 2014, 06:46
BethEconomistGMAT wrote:
I agree with the previous poster that you should tackle the verbal section strategically, methodically and with a plan. The OG is a great place to start cracking on Verbal questions. After you finish with the OG, you'll be in a good position to gauge what next step is right for you.

In fact, we just published a few pieces about how to best use the Official Guide:

http://gmat.economist.com/blog/test-tak ... ips-part-i
http://gmat.economist.com/blog/test-tak ... ps-part-ii

Regards,

Elizabeth

Thanks Elizabeth. Will definitely review the official guide, the way you have suggested. Also, as your article mentions, it is best to do SC questions, *after* reviewing concepts...I am way far from it right now
Re: Verbal issue..   [#permalink] 24 Jan 2014, 06:46
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Issues with workbook 2 15 Feb 2016, 20:58
URGENT!!!!! Verbal major issue 3 10 May 2012, 09:37
Issue of GPA 2 08 Jan 2012, 13:26
AWA - Argument / Issue order 1 18 Sep 2007, 07:36
Passport Issue 3 12 Jun 2007, 11:01
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Verbal issue..

Moderator: HiLine

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.