GMAT Prep: Week 6

This week is dedicated to building your core verbal skills. The best book for the job is the Kaplan GMAT Verbal Workbook. We will finish CR, RC and SC from this book. Both theory and exercises. At the end of it we will revise the grammar rules and do the practice tests. So let’s begin!


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DAY 36

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

DAY 37

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Solve problems at the end of the chapter – 40  minutes
  • Analyze the answers and make relevant notes – 1 Hour 20 minutes
  • Study the notes from this website on CR – 1 Hour
  • If you are left with one hour to spare, which you should, use this to revise your quants.

DAY 38

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

Quick Tips

  • Do the rough work on the blank sheets and write down the answers in the diary/journal.
  • Put proper dates, heading, book’s name + Section name on the top of your journal entry.
  • Write down the score and the accuracy percentage.
  • Analyse each answer with utmost care and keep jotting down any stuff which you have learnt (there has to plenty of them). Make a habit of taking down notes.
  • Write down all the silly mistakes you did on the post-its and finally, stick them on the black chart paper which you should stick to the wall in front of you.

DAY 39

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Solve problems at the end of the chapter – 40  minutes
  • Analyze the answers and make relevant notes – 1 Hour 20 minutes
  • Study the notes from this website on RC – 1 Hour
  • If you are left with one hour to spare, which you should, use this to revise your quants.

DAY 40

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

DAY 41

GOAL:

TIME:

  • Two Sessions of 4.5 hours each. Total 9 Hours.

ACTION:

  • Solve CR Practice Test 1 – 25 minutes
  • Analyze, revise concepts and make notes – 1 Hour
  • Solve CR Practice Test 2 – 25 minutes
  • Analyze, revise concepts and make notes – 1 Hour
  • Solve CR Practice Test 2 – 25 minutes
  • Analyze, revise concepts and make notes – 1 Hour
  • Take a 15 minutes break.
  • Solve RC Practice Test 1 – 25 minutes
  • Analyze, revise concepts and make notes – 1 Hour
  • Solve RC Practice Test 2 – 25 minutes
  • Analyze, revise concepts and make notes – 1 Hour
  • Solve RC Practice Test 3 – 25 minutes
  • Analyze, revise concepts and make notes – 1 Hour

DAY 42

GOAL:

TIME:

  • Two Sessions of 3.5 and 4.5  hours each. Total 8 hours.

ACTION:

  • Go through the Appendixes. Grammar, Usage and Idioms. Make notes – 3.5 Hours
  • Solve SC Practice Test 1 – 25 minutes
  • Analyze, revise concepts and make notes – 1 Hour
  • Solve SC Practice Test 2 – 25 minutes
  • Analyze, revise concepts and make notes – 1 Hour
  • Solve SC Practice Test 2 – 25 minutes
  • Analyze, revise concepts and make notes – 1 Hour

SUMMARY

This week was the building block for your Verbal Section. Kaplan GMAT Verbal Workbook is a great book. I do not recommend doing the Manhattan RC and CR guides for people who are good in verbal and for whom this book will suffice. However, in the recovery week, if you feel your verbal needs to improve, you can take up the RC and CR Manhattan Strategy guides. The next week we will capitalize on what we learnt this week. We will solve the OG 12 for RC and CR using the Grid. SC has already been done in Week 3 so, next week you will have finished at least the Verbal part from OG 12. Yayy! So let’s move on to Week 7.

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5 Comments

  1. Arrived at week 6!.Kaplan Verbal will be less fun for me than Quant.But will work hard!

  2. Hey Mukul,thanks for your replies.I have a question about AWA,I saw that you did not include it in the guides.So basically we have to prepare for it separately,therefore dedicating separate time for it?.
    Thanks.

  3. How do you feel about the Princeton Verbal Workbook? Is it similar enough to Kaplan’s that you would recommend it? Thanks!

  4. Mukul,
    will you recommend using princeton verbal workbook instead??? If no, can you suggest some book other that kaplan workbook

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