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SENTENCE Correction for GMAT with Csquare Learnings-GMAT Training Center
Sentence Correction on GMAT comes with a lot of burden…lots of rules to learn. With the maximum number of Questions (15-17 Q’s) hailing from this section…test takers have no choice but to spend a lot of time mastering this section.
Csquare Learnings-a pioneer GMAT Training Center (Bangalore & Hyderabad) is obliged to share few Sentence Correction (SC) tips with all the GMAT aspirants.
1) Read LESS à Score MORE
We often read the Q multiple times in order to understand the sentence. Remember GMAT is testing your correction abilities and not understanding of the concept.
Csquare Learnings through its Classroom & Online sessions emphasizes on “Reading the SC Question only once, NOT to understand”
Emphasize more on the answer choices, in order to find the correct answer and score higher.
2) TOP-Down Approach
We tend to read each answer choice at once to understand and eliminate.
Remember understanding the answer choice is not important than finding the difference between each answer choices.
Csquare Strategy emphasizes on doing a VERTICAL COMPARISON of your answer choices (Move your eyes from top to bottom and NOT left to Right).This helps you clearly differentiate each choice from the other, to choose the comparatively BEST.
3) WRONG is GOOD.
Do not try to find the correct option, always try to find a flaw and identify Wrong Answer choices in order to eliminate them.
Wrong Answer choices help you arrive at the correct answer. Hence WRONG is GOOD: P
4) GMAT Minus GRAMMAR
A common myth is SC needs you to learn vast and time consuming English grammar.
Actually SC on GMAT is based on 35-40 rules. Make sure you learn the APT rules to avoid pressurizing your mind with too much information.
“We believe that Grammar is an integral part of SC” .This sentence looks and sounds perfect. Whereas this is wrong on GMAT.
‘Believe that’ is a wrong idiom…To avail the list of correct Idioms...
Contact Csquare Learnings -080-40821000.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
"I decided to appear for GMAT sometime in August 2009. Some of my friends suggested that I look up for some good institute for preparing for GMAT. Initially, I thought that I could manage it on my own. So, I started to prepare for it on my own. My job was hectic enough at that time and managing GMAT preparations proved to be quite a challenge and I felt like I was beating around the bush without much progress. I then decided to look for some guidance. I tried to look for institutes in Bangalore through internet and found Csquare right at the top of my search. I looked through various forums and most of them were unanimous in their view that Csquare has the best to offer when it comes to GMAT. Hence, I took the leap of faith and joined Csquare. Right after the first class (on SC), all my doubts melted away and I was sure that I have come to the right place. This feeling got re-inforced more and more as I attended more and more classes.
On the verbal front, the strategies taught in the class for SC worked really well for me. Towards the end of my preparation, I was getting almost all SC questions right within the manageable time and all that was just by blindly following the "GMATically correct" SC rules taught in the class. The strategies offered for RC were also quite unique and if one really followed them, there was little chance of going wrong. I did my best to practice that and I got comfortable with it as the time progressed. On CR, the strategy to classify questions into various types was equally good. However, I somehow paid least attention to practicising CR and thats what probably led to some dip in my verbal score.
On Quantitative front, I found the strategies taught in the class very helpful in solving the questions quickly and accurately. Specially,with the kind of approach taught to solve DS questions it was really difficult to go wrong there. Quant is not just about solving a question, it is also about solving it quick enough and with least amount of effort and that is what was taught to us in the quant class. The classes were quite focussed and dealt with a very good pool of questions. So, quant became friendly by the end of it all.
I ultimately managed to score 710 (Quant - 50, Verbal - 36). I would like to thank Csquare for all the assistance and support. Special thanks to Rashmi and Kirtin for all their help and motivation."
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
RC on GMAT is The Most Daunting area for most of the students on GMAT. In fact we are sure no one will disagree with us if I say RC is essentially boring, time consuming and more than anything it is PAIN.
During many occasions in our classes we have come across students who barely have any reading skills; added to this if you get a topic that you don’t like (which normally happens) then it is gone for a total mess.
Therefore, at Csquare Learnings, we adopt strategy that will help you to breeze through the RC gently yet get high accuracy. We will deal with few important points and tips that will help you to fine tune your RC skills.
1. You will come across topics that you MAY NOT be able to comprehend no matter how many times you read.
RULE No 1: STOP TRYING TO UNDERSTAND.
2. Remember every passage is essentially a STORY, no matter what subject it is written on. And every story is built on a Story line or a basic Structure.
RULE No 2: DECIPHER THE STORY LINE (NOT the STORY Details).
3. As human brain stores lots of things in the temporary memory locations, we tend to forget things very fast. Realize the fact that your brain is biggest enemy; hence don’t rely on your brain.
RULE No 3: PUT YOUR STORY LINE ON PAPER QUICKELY (as you decipher it)
4. GMAT has some unique talent to make simple things complex. More often than less, we tend to get scared by looking at the question itself. Realize what GMAT is trying to do to you by throwing that question at you.
RULE No 4: DON’T GET CARRIED AWAY BY THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THE QUESTION. INSTEAD BREAK IT INTO PIECES TO RELATE TO YOUR STORY LINE
5. Unlike many other exams, GMAT carefully designs its Answer Choices based on Human Psychology. It is very easy to Fall for trap in the pursuit of finding Right Answer Choice.
RULE No 5: DON’T TRY TO FIND RIGHT ANSWER CHOICE; INSTEAD INDENTIFY WRONG ONES AND KICK THEM OUT.
Ensure you eliminate the wrong answer choices for the same reason that GMAT does – Read explanations carefully.
In conclusion, if you want to impress your BOSS you need to understand his likes and dislikes. Similarly if you want to CONQUER RCs ON GMAT, you MUST understand your enemy-GMAT’s likes and dislikes. There is NO correct way or wrong way in this game; it is just the GMAT WAY.
SO KNOW IT. CONQUER IT.
PS: For practice please stick to Official Guides.