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ISBN-13: 978-1937707019
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Chapter by Chapter

Introduction to GMAT Verbal

PART 1: SENTENCE CORRECTION

1. Words & Sentences
2. Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives
3. Verbs & Adverbs
4. Prepositions, Conjunctions, Mixed Drills
5. Subject/Predicate, Fragments & Run-ons, Punctuation
6. Modifiers, Parallelism, Comparisons
7. Idioms, Subjunctive, Wrap-Up

PART 2: CRITICAL REASONING

8. Arguments & Conclusions
9. Patterns & Flaws
10. Diagrams
11. Putting It All Together

PART 3: READING COMPREHENSION

12. Phases of Reading Comprehension
13. Main Ideas & Difficult Information
14. Inferences & Improving Your Reading

PART 4: VOCABULARY & RC IDIOMS

15. Vocabulary & RC Idioms
Appendix A: Helpful Hits for Indian Speakers of English

About the Author

In 2000, Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek had a radical idea: students learn better from better teachers. His vision of what test prep could be if written and taught by great educators led him to start Manhattan Prep. Since we began, Manhattan Prep has grown from a boutique tutoring company to one of the world’s leading test prep providers, offering GMAT, GRE, LSAT, ACT, and SAT courses and tutoring worldwide.

We believe test prep should be real education. From our instructors to our materials, we work to teach you the skills you’ll need to succeed on the test, in school, and beyond.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 396 pages
  • Publisher: Manhattan Prep Publishing; Fifth Edition edition (May 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937707016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937707019
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Founded in 2000 by a Teach for America alumnus, Manhattan Prep is a leading test prep provider with locations across the US and the world. Known for its unparalleled teaching and curricular materials, the company's philosophy is simple: help students achieve their goals by providing the best curriculum and highest-quality instructors in the industry. Manhattan Prep's rigorous, content-based curriculum eschews the "tricks and gimmicks" approach common in the world of test prep and is developed by actual instructors with 99th percentile scores. Offering courses and materials for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and SAT, Manhattan Prep is the very best.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ro on December 16, 2012
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Quick review. I've read through 4 chapters only so I can't comment on the entire book. So far I'm glad I purchased the book. Manhattan GMAT books are great. I have all of the strategy guides (paperback) and went ahead and got the Verbal and Math foundations as Kindle Editions. Overall the Verbal foundations does what it says. It goes back to the basics as a previous reviewer wrote. It's a great refresher for me so I don't mind that. Furthermore there are some great tips in the book that I find are very helpful. Now another reviewer said that you need other books as well, and I think it's fair to say but I believe that regardless of what GMAT book you're going to end up purchasing more than 1 book.

Now comes the annoying part of the kindle editions. There are drills throughout the GMAT Verbal foundations book that ask the reader to for example analyze the parts of a sentence that are underlined. In the kindle edition, nothing is underlined!!! I thought well maybe it might be different on a kindle reader versus a kindle app. It's the same thing. If this will annoy you as it does me, spend the extra money and get the paperback.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew H. Human on October 3, 2013
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Before I purchased this book I was regularly scoring in the low 30's on practice tests for the GMAT. I have always been more comfortable with science and math subjects and never cared much for composition type classes. Working through this book is absolutely the reason I was able to score a 40 on the actual test. The book is laid out in a systematic order and has plenty of mini quizzes that help you test what you are learning to make sure you grasp the concepts. It is a big book and very well made. I highly recommend this for your GMAT prep.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GMAT Club (Expert) on March 28, 2015
Format: Paperback
The reality is that GMAT tests high school math, basic level of grammar, basic logic, and basic reading skills. What makes scoring high on the GMAT hard is the time limit. If you think GMAT tests some advanced topics, then this book is for you because the key to getting a high score, is having solid background and solid basics. You want to do as much as you can to build that foundation because without a sound foundation, the rest of the house falls apart and your fancy roof or granite counters will not help you when walls start settling.

~~~~ This is the right book if: ~~~~
- You are looking for a review to polish some of your skills (this is a good book to thumb through)
- You are an international applicant. Enough said probably but there is value from grammar as well Idioms/RC vocabulary (25% of the book is devoted to this)
- You are short on time (you can use this book instead buying the 3 verbal Guides). You can cover this one in 1 week as opposed to 3 weeks for the CR, RC, and SC Guides (overlap is minimal but you get the most important skills here)
- You keep failing to get a high verbal score and can't quite pinpoint the reason (most likely you have skipped right to the more advanced topics & strategies, so this will be a good way to refresh/review)

~~~~ This is the wrong book if: ~~~~
- Your English is poor (you must learn English first). This is not an ESL guide or a shortcut
- You are looking for an in-depth Grammar guide (this touches on MAIN subjects but it is rather short for a grammar book - 90 pages of content and about 50 if you take out the examples and drills)
- You are looking for advanced strategies or hard questions (there are some but very few).
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I am preparing for the GMAT and I thought it would be a great idea to go back to the basics and this does exactly what it sets out to do. I bought the Kindle edition to read but I would probably recommend buying the paper version. The Kindle version ha some strange alignment issues although it doesn't affect the ultimate material. This is a book I intend to go back to before the actual test and I think it will be a great use of anyone's time to read.
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By E.R. on October 24, 2013
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For an individual who has been out of school for more than 6-7 years this book if great. Brakes down information and easy to understand.
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