If you’re like me, the hardest thing about the GMAT Verbal section is that it is just plain boring.
The content is uninteresting and unfamiliar, the arguments are flawed, the sentences are ungrammatical (even the right ones aren’t very good sometimes), and you’ve got to focus on every last detail for more than an hour.
It’s like reading a bad in-flight magazine but with the expectation of a detailed quiz you land. You can learn all the test-taking tips in the world, but they won’t make taking the exam any less of a slog.
Unfortunately, there’s nothing I can tell you to really solve these problems: Reading Comprehension will always use topics that you don’t know much about; Sentence Correction answers will always be objectionable; and Critical Reasoning passages will require you to switch gears every couple of minutes. But I can show you a couple of ways to deal with the drudgery.
Want to read more? Click on the link below for Jeff’s three tips to take the drudgery out of the GMAT verbal section.
This is an excerpt from a longer article by Jeff Sackmann, originally published at GMAT Hacks. Jeff has created several valuable GMAT-preparation resources, including Total GMAT Math and Total GMAT Verbal.
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