Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Update on GMAT Studying: Sentence Correction

As I keep mentioning…I am studying fervently for my GMAT retake. While I’m still using all the resources I mentioned previously…I’m also trying out Ms. HR’s tip that she suggested a few months ago here. I’m really trying to work on my weaknesses and trending it out to focus my last few moments of studying. In the verbal section my weakness is sentence correction. It is the bane of my GMAT existence. However, on the blogs, I’ve been reading how it is one of the easiest elements of the GMAT to improve upon, so that is why it has been my focus. I have seen a few improvements, but I could stand to do slightly better. It’s helped that I made some flashcards and the MGMAT Sentence Correction Book is by far one of the best resources I’ve had up to date.

I will say that trending my flaws has really helped me. For example, I thought parallelism in Sentence Correction was my weakness. I focused so hard on trying to spot parallelism errors and memorizing tricks. However, once I trended the flaws of my most recent CATS, I realized it was not parallelism at all…but it was really verb tenses I was having issues with. :-/

Also, at the end of each of my study sessions, I have been going through the Beat the GMAT flashcards . I like them because #1 they are free and #2 I can scribble and highlight all over them with my personal notes.

Lastly, Google and YouTube have been my friends. When I encounter a problem that I cannot figure out the explaination. I just google it. And a YouTube video or a random message board will pop up with some GREAT explainations.

I hope this helps me out...and you too!

 
Anyone else hate sentence correction as much as I do?

Back to the books.
-Motown

P.S I have not been paid/told to endorse any of these products

5 comments:

Arun June 22, 2011 at 9:41 AM  

Don't hate Sentence Correction! I think it is one of the most interesting topics on the GMAT :-)

No - I am serious! I think once you are done with learning the grammar rules (the bad part!) you will enjoy using logic to get to the correct answer (the fun part!).

Arun
www.crackverbal.com

Motown June 22, 2011 at 12:19 PM  

Arun - Thank you for your encouragement! I am trying to improve in the short amount of time I have left!
-Motown

preeti August 25, 2011 at 1:49 AM  

GMAT Sentence Correction is also the most important part of GMAT exam. So those students preparing for GMAT exam should gave some extra time to this topic.

Kimi Stremmings February 8, 2012 at 4:57 PM  

Actually, sentence correction is one of my favorite GMAT subjects since these test how good I am in writing. What I do is I mouth the sentences or read them in my head to know whether there are words which may be awkward or grammatically incorrect.

gmat course reviews June 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM  

Sentence correction is very important part of GMAT Exam and student should practice it regularly so, that he can score better in GMAT Examination and also improve his Grammar. Thanks for suggesting us about some resources.

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