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Preparing for Verbal

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Preparing for Verbal

Post Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:57 am
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  • Lap #[LAPCOUNT] ([LAPTIME])
    Hi,

    I am a non native to English & find verbal(Especially RC) way to tough than it should.
    Planning to take the actual Test in 7 weeks time.
    Any advises how to improve my score in Verbal ?

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    Post Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:06 am
    B1 wrote:
    Hi,

    I am a non native to English & find verbal(Especially RC) way to tough than it should.
    Planning to take the actual Test in 7 weeks time.
    Any advises how to improve my score in Verbal ?
    Here's my verbal crash course:

    - Read voraciously everyday for two weeks. (Anything challenging will do.) There's research suggesting that the physiology of our brains changes when we read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/01/study-reading-a-novel-changes-your-brain/282952/

    - Consider incorporating some mindfulness meditation. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/05/study-meditation-improves-memory-attention/275564/

    Afterwards, review the official material you've worked through and see if there are patterns to the questions you've missed. Anything unclear, post here. Jot a few notes to yourself about simple adjustments you can make. Remember that for all the strategies/grammar rules we teach, the verbal section is primarily about logic and focus. Practice boiling everything down to its essence. Always ask yourself, before you select an answer in sentence correction, if the sentence, when read literally, is clear and logical. Before you select an answer in Critical Reasoning always take another moment and ask if your answer really does impact the conclusion. Before you select an answer in Reading Comp ask yourself if there's textual support for that answer. Be relentless. Then hit some fresh official tests: http://www.mba.com/us/store/store-catalog/gmat-preparation/gmatprep-exam-pack-1.aspx

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