Marina Mogilko scored 700 on the GMAT with just two months’ preparation. She shares the methods she used to master the GMAT Verbal section.
The Verbal part of the GMAT is something you can really master. If you spend three or four hours a day practising your verbal skills, there is a high chance that you will make no mistakes in parts like sentence correction which are easy to handle due to their specific patterns.
Before taking the GMAT, ensure that your English is upper intermediate or advanced if you are not a native English speaker. If you feel your English needs some polish, think about taking classes or, better yet, spend time in an English-speaking country where you can immerse yourself in the language.
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The Verbal section takes 71 minutes to complete and consists of 41 questions. It has three types of questions – Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction and Critical Reasoning. Sentence Correction is the part you can really master. In sentence correction they will give you an overly long sentence with a lot of clauses and details and you will have to spot a grammar mistake buried somewhere in it. You can do that by eliminating the parts that you don’t need, stripping down the sentence to its core. This will make it easier for you to spot the mistake.
Marina recommends the Ready4 GMAT app and demonstrates how it works. Apps are a great tool for GMAT preparation because they enable you to practise everywhere – in buses, planes or in the park. It’s the best way to spend your time while waiting for something, using every single minute to get ready for the GMAT.
Another tip, don’t trust your ears. Even when you think that something sounds right, please double check because it may not be right.
Watch the video to hear more of Marina’s advice and prepare for the Verbal section the best you can.
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