Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sentence Correction in my pocket...

Sentence Correction was the apparent problem area for me when I started my preparation. I am done with the preparation part of it finally. I think I am pretty comfortable at it now. Though my speed in solving SC questions leaves something to be desired, I don't have the bandwidth to work on it. But, no complaints whatsoever. I am pretty happy with my progress :)

Materials used:
  1. Manhattan SC guide.
  2. Aristotle SC guide.
  3. Total GMAT verbal.
  4. GMAT Official Guide 12th edition(OG).
  5. Aristotle's one minute explanation to the OG SC questions - very useful.

What have I done:
  1. First I went through the Basic part of the Manhattan SC guide. At the end of every chapter, I solved the corresponding questions from OG. 
  2. Then I read Aristotle SC guide cover to cover - except the chapter on idioms. Solved 100 questions given at the end of the book.
  3. Then I read Sentence Correction part of Total GMAT verbal. Solved 60 odd questions from it.
  4. Read the advanced part of the Manhattan SC guide.
  5. Solved all the OG questions in untimed conditions.
  6. Took the SC portion of the OG diagnostic test under timed conditions.
SC Scores
  1. SC OG score: 128 correct out of 140.
  2. SC OG diagnostic score: 15 correct out of 18.
A word on Idioms:

I skipped idioms chapters in both Manhattan and Aristotle guides. I think I already know the most tested idioms anyway as I have seen quite a few in the OG questions. I Hope not memorizing idioms won't come back to haunt me in the exam.

PS: I know, I know; the heading of the blog is a run-on sentence :)


  1. Great! When is your test?
    All the best.

  2. November 4th. Earlier it was scheduled on October 10th. I had to postpone it as my passport didn't arrive in time. Still not received the passport; fingers crossed :(

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