Free Articles, Free Web Content, Reprint Articles
Monday, July 15, 2019
 
Free Articles, Free Web Content, Reprint ArticlesRegisterAll CategoriesTop AuthorsSubmit Article (Article Submission)ContactSubscribe Free Articles, Free Web Content, Reprint Articles
 

GMAT Sentence Correction- How to Get Better

The Sentence Correction of the GMAT is very doable. †With the right study methods you can really improve your abilities on this section. †This article will go through the best ways to study for this section of the test.

0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

Sentence Correction is probably the easiest sub-section within the Verbal section of the GMAT for you to improve. †Doing well on this section is really a function of knowing your grammar rules very well and then practicing them ad nauseum with high quality practice problems.† Spend some time figuring out what the best materials are, study those materials, and then go back and study the materials a few more times to make sure you have the grammar rules down cold.† Itís important to do this because youíll want to get these questions done quickly so you can save time for the more time-consuming Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension sections.

There are a few good books out there to learn the fundamentals of sentence correction, but I used the Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction Guide. †Iíve also looked through the Aristotle Sentence Correction book and can say that is of very high quality as well.†† The Manhattan GMAT book was really great and was very clear and concise in describing all the grammar rules I needed to learn.† My main complaint about it is that it doesnít have very many practice problems. †From what I can tell, this book seems to be the standard book that people suggest when talking about this section of the test and I donít disagree.†† In case you are wondering, you donít actually have to learn that many grammar rules for the GMAT.† The number of rules you have to learn pales in comparison to the topics you must know for the math section of the test.† However, the questions on the GMAT are very tricky, so you should go through the Manhattan GMAT book 5-6 times and even make flashcards to make sure you have every rule absolutely down cold.† If you do, then you should be able to focus on the meaning of each sentence, which is usually whatís required for the harder questions on the test.† For practice problems, I really just used the Official Guide and the Official Guide Verbal Supplement.† Those were really great resources for practice problems.

I would also recommend memorizing idioms for the test.† As of the last few months, idioms are less of a focus on the test, but knowing idioms down cold is an easy way to get an extra question or two correct.† You also donít really need to spend that much time memorizing them, so why wouldnít you want to do it?

As I mentioned before, there are instances on more difficult problems where you need to assess the meaning of the sentence and what it is trying to convey.† Keep this in mind and try not to obsess over very detailed grammar rules.† When in doubt, go with the answer choice that seems to have the most logical meaning over the one that appears to follow some minute grammar rule the best.† If the meaning of the original sentence is changed in one of the answer choices, it is definitely a wrong answer choice.† If you follow this adviceFind Article, I guarantee that you will do well on the sentence correction section of the GMAT.† Good luck.

Source: Free Articles from ArticlesFactory.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Joseph Auer is an expert in GMAT preparation.



Health
Business
Finance
Travel
Technology
Home Repair
Computers
Marketing
Autos
Family
Entertainment
Law
Education
Communication
Other
Sports
ECommerce
Home Business
Self Help
Internet
Partners


Page loaded in 0.012 seconds