Use Sophisticated Thinking in Answering Verbal Questions

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Need V85 or Higher? Use Sophisticated Thinking in Answering Verbal Questions!

Achieving a 705+ GMAT Focus score generally requires a Verbal section score of V85 or higher. To achieve such a score in Verbal, we need to use sophisticated thinking in answering Verbal questions. Here’s why.

We can achieve average (or slightly above) Verbal performance by learning concepts and strategies and applying them in basic ways. However, such an approach won’t work for the harder Verbal questions we need to get correct to score V85+. Getting harder Verbal questions correct requires picking up on subtle logical issues and nonobvious relationships between elements of the questions.

To see those issues and relationships, we need to use fairly sophisticated thinking. There is no way we’ll see them by using simple strategies or hacks.

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