Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I definitely need to learn English

Well, I am keeping pretty stable position on the quantitative side, scoring 47-48Q on the most of practice tests.  However, my verbal drives me mad.  I didn't realize it's going to be that big issue as it's now.  

Okay, after running a few practice tests, I found out that my verbal sucks (in general), but gradually looks like the following:

  1. The best thing I'm scoring is Critical Reasoning.  I don't know why, maybe because it is what it is. :)
  2. Sentence Correction is something in the middle.  I'd say, it's closer to CR, than to RC.  It's still bad.  Even while I'm starting to think I'm catching up, I'm still failing.
  3. The worst thing is my Reading Comprehension.  It is like 20% away from the SC, which is already bad enough.

So I'm pretty much gearing towards verbal now.

  1. I grabbed PowerScore Critical Reasoning Bible for CR.  It's one of the most recommended book for it, although I've heard complaints of it being boring.
  2. Manhattan's Sentence Correction is also a sure leader for SC.  A lot of memorization though, as it seemed to me from the first sight.
  3. And none for RC.  Harvard Business Review was recommended many times, as well as many other books and magazines.  However, they don't seem to me helping.  I need to come up with a better strategy here.

We'll see how it works out for me.

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