If you’re looking to improve your GMAT verbal score, it is important to practice all three question types that appear on the section: Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, and Critical Reasoning. The GMAT verbal section can be tricky, but with some careful preparation, it is certainly possible to increase your score significantly.
GMAT Verbal Tips
1. Reading Comprehension
You can learn quick tips and tricks, but these strategies are most effective when combined with long-term study. To improve your verbal score, it may help to read high-caliber journals and publications such as the New Yorker, BusinessWeek, The Economist, and the Atlantic Monthly. It may also help to understand the specific nature of your weakness; if you have trouble reading science passages, for instance, get in the habit of reading scientific journals. Practice grasping the main point and differentiating between the various perspectives at work in the passages you are given.
2. Sentence Correction
Embark on an aggressive plan to familiarize (or re-familiarize) yourself with grammar rules. Do not rely on your intuitive knowledge of grammar to handle the exam; many of the questions will require you to understand the rules actively and not simply rely on your ear.
3. Critical Reasoning
Improving a GMAT verbal score will require a strategic approach on specific components of the verbal section. The verbal test includes: Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. The GMAT is used for admittance into MBA programs across the country. Generally, for top ranking schools, you should strive for at least a 750 on the verbal. Taking the GMAT must be well-planned to ensure that you have enough time to practice the verbal section, implement a study strategy and seek outside support if needed.
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