If you’re nervous about the GMAT Verbal part, no need to stress. Work with Nova Press’s GMAT Prep Course, and be prepared for anything the Verbal section of the test may throw at you.
The verbal section focuses on four main concepts: reading comprehension, understanding arguments, sentence correction, and analytical writing assessment. Nova Press makes sure you have all of the practice you need to master all four of these areas, in addition to the math material. The reading comprehension section of the GMAT Prep Course helps you learn to identify the six main types of questions asked, reviews pivotal words that could change the meaning of a question or sentence, and outlines a three-step method that you can use while taking the test to make sure all of your bases are covered. Included are many reading samples, questions, and clear explanations to teach you to reason through what is being asked. Extra readings are also included for your extra practice.
The arguments section gives you an introduction of how the word “argument” is meant in this section of the GRE, explain how the answer choices may use convoluted wording, and then works through different subsections called “Logic I” and “Logic II” to help you prepare for the format of the test. The introduction identifies some of the topics covered and suggestions for further individual practice. It also details a method you can use to eliminate incorrect answers from the choices given. The “Logic” sections cover concepts such as conclusions, premises, and counter-premises. Many examples are given along with clear explanations of each answer choice. A full section of practice argument questions follows each Logic section, with the correct answers falling in a later subsection.
The sentence correction section includes review of pronoun use, subject-verb agreement, modifier placement, parallelism, verb tenses, adverbs, phrases & clauses, as well as idioms and their usage. Reviewing these rules will help you with this section of the test as well as the writing section. Specific examples are given as well as practice questions.
The writing section includes detailed explanations of the two types of writing you will be asked to do, what the test-graders will be looking for in a “top-half” score, and suggestions on how to organize your essays. This section also reviews punctuation and provides general writing tips, to help you begin to develop your own writing style. The two types of prompts (analysis of an issue and analysis of an argument) are each addressed individually, with sample responses to read and critique as well as prompts for you to practice your writing.
Don’t worry about the GMAT Verbal test. Instead, get to work with Nova Press and be prepared to master the GMAT.
Originally posted 2012-05-16 21:21:49.