GMAT verbal section
The Graduate Management Admission Test (or GMAT abbreviated by abbreviationfinder) is an admission test that the best business schools ask as a requirement to be part of the student body, the GMAT consists of three sections: verbal, quantitative and analytical writing skills This time we will focus on describing what the GMAT verbal section consists of with each of its sections.
What is the GMAT verbal section?
This section is in charge of measuring your ability to read and understand written material to evaluate arguments.
The GMAT verbal section has 41 questions to be completed in 75 minutes, of which approximately;
- 15 are Sentence Correction
- 14 are Critical Reasoning
- 12 are for Reading Comprehension
The GMAT verbal section test portion contains subsections, we will discuss each one below.
This section tests your ability to analyze logical arguments, includes arguments that cover a range of topics and situations which it is assumed you will be able to understand, even if you are not very familiar with the topic.
This part of the GMAT verbal section consists of a sentence with an underlined part, followed by 5 answer options Your task is to choose the best version of the given options, most proofreading questions are to test more than one grammar point and a systematic approach is needed Other questions in this category require careful scrutiny to identify the most accurate phrase This section may also require basic math to answer questions conclusively.
This part of the GMAT verbal section tests your ability to understand a passage and answer the question based on what is stated and implied in the passage To be successful in this section, it is necessary to read the first step so that you can identify the main idea of the passage and appreciate the characteristics such as the tone and attitude of the author, as well as the organization of the passage.
Change the Structure of the GMAT Exam
Now you can choose the order of your sections!
Taking into consideration the current structure and difficulty of the GMAT exam, GMAC, the association responsible for the development of this difficult exam has decided to give students a little more flexibility when taking the exam.
As of July 11, 2017, students will be able to choose the order in which they take each of the sections of the exam That means that you can develop a strategy also thinking about when it is convenient for you to give which section according to your strengths and weaknesses.
Generally for our students, the Verbal section is the one that generates the most effort and wear and tear, so it will now be up to you to decide whether to take this section first (it is currently at the end).
This change will take effect on July 11, 2017 at 12:00 am local time All scheduled and reserved exams thereafter will have this option.
GMAC mentions that the possibility of choosing the order of the sections has always been requested and after a long evaluation they have decided to implement it, always thinking about the impact and well-being in the real measurement of the skill of each student in this difficult exam.
Reading Comprehension on the GMAT Part 1 – The basics
Reading comprehension is something we are used to being tested on. It is one of the easiest ways to see if students are actually understanding the meaning and purpose of what they read. It is an important skill that most of us do very well, but the tricky part is being asked to do it in such a short amount of time! On pretty much every exam you will see some form of reading comprehension. The GMAT is no exception. It is one of the three types of questions you will see on the Verbal section of the exam.
The GMAT will give you a short passage of about 200-350 words, followed by 3-4 multiple-choice questions, which you will be asked to answer one at a time. It is important to remember that you must answer a question before moving on to the next one. This is not like the TOEFL, where you can click through to find the easier questions before going back and taking a shot at the harder ones. You must answer the questions in the order they are given to you, and you may not skip forwards or backwards. You will, however, be able to see the passage of the left-hand side of your screen for every question they ask about it.
What are these reading passages about, you ask? I wish I could tell you that they are totally awesome and engaging, and catered specifically to your interests. How happy would I be if all of the passages were about education, baseball and Candy Crush strategies? Alas, the passages are all educational topics that are supposedly something you would normally see in a textbook. Although the GMAT can pretty much give us a passage about anything, they tend to stick to these three formats:
-The Historical Passage: discusses an era or an event in history
-The Scientific Passages: describes scientific phenomena or theories
-The Business Passage: talks about business-related topics
Some of those things may be interesting to you, and some may not. The trick here is to pretend that every reading passage you get is incredibly fascinating to you and that you feel so lucky to be able to have the privilege of reading such a riveting piece of writing. Get goofy with it if you have to. Yesterday, while helping a student with a passage about salt levels in the ocean, we imagined sea creatures below the sea were explaining to us how this affected them. It made reading the passage much less painful.
The truth is, you get what you get. You will have no say in the passages you receive on the GMAT and you are wasting time just hoping you will get something cool and interesting. You probably won’t. You may like it, or you may feel indifferent. You may even hate it. You need to make it yours. Imagine it being read to you by your favorite actor. Act it out in your head as a Japanese anime movie. Pretend you are reading it to your little brother or sister or niece or nephew. Do anything you can to make sure you can retain what you are reading just for a little while until you answer the questions. Who knows? You may even learn something cool!