News papers for GMAT Verbal

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News papers for GMAT Verbal

by btgsnt » Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:37 pm
Hi All,
I want to be good at GMAT Verbal.
What are the news papers need to read daily?

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by [email protected] » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:14 am
Hi btgsnt,

While certain newspapers/magazines/etc. are written in a structure that is fairly similar to the structure used in GMAT Reading Comp, you will likely have to do far more work (than just reading newspapers) to improve your GMAT Verbal skills.

1) How long have you been studying?
2) What materials have you used so far?
3) Have you taken any CATs yet? And if so, what were your scores?

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by btgsnt » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:44 pm
Hi Rich,

Thanks for the reply.

Please find the answers:

1) How long have you been studying? Just started, I have been reading news papers but not regularly.
2) What materials have you used so far? Manhattan GMAT complete material and OG13
3) Have you taken any CATs yet? And if so, what were your scores? No, I want to attempt the test after first read of my material.

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by [email protected] » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:15 pm
Hi btgsnt,

Even though you're still early on in your studies, it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). That initial CAT is useful because it can help to define your initial strengths and weaknesses. A FULL CAT takes about 4 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can talk through your study plan going forward.

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by btgsnt » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:26 am
Hi,
Please see my score.
Total score is 270. 24 Quants,7 Verbal

Kindly advise.

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by [email protected] » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:09 pm
Hi btgsnt,

Now that we have an initial CAT score for comparison purposes, you now need to define some of your goals:

1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

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by btgsnt » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:12 pm
Dear Rich,

Thank you for your kind support.

1) What is your goal score? 790
2) When are you planning to take the GMAT? September 25,2016
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School? End of this year.


My strengths are positive attitude, passionated,hard working and quick learner.

I have OG13,Manhattan complete material.

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by [email protected] » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:56 am
Hi btgsnt,

Unfortunately, a 790 score goal is not realistic, so a bit more research and studying will be required for you properly answer that question.

Since you're planning to apply to Business School at the end of this year, do you have an idea of which Schools you want to apply to? Once you have a list of potential Schools/Programs, you can research each in a bit more detail to determine what a competitive GMAT score would be for each. From there, you can probably also find the 'range' of scores that each School finds acceptable. THAT data should help you to better define your score goal.

Have you considered enrolling in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led)? The structure, consistency and guidance would likely help you a great deal as you work through this process.

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by Black5tar » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:15 pm
Whilst reading newspapers is good for improving your general command of English, I believe GMAT "English" is a peculiar construct that should be examined in detail on its own.

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by ReasonGMAT » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:58 am
I am afraid that RIch is right - your goals are a little unrealistic given your starting point and you are going to need a lot more work than reading newspapers. But to answer your question, I think reading opinion pieces in various newspapers is best, especially for Reading Comp since it gets you used to persuasive writing. So New York Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and then see the opinions and editorials. But again, you will need much, much more targeted work (really GMAT-specific work) in order to get anywhere near your goal.

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