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Introduction to the GMAT: The Verbal Section

The verbal section is a critical component of the GMAT, comprising three main question types: reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction, each requiring specific strategies for success.
  • The verbal section, along with math, determines the full GMAT score, featuring 36 questions to be answered in 65 minutes.
  • Reading comprehension involves analyzing passages from various subject areas, necessitating strong reading skills.
  • Critical reasoning focuses on the analysis of arguments, assessing their strengths or weaknesses.
  • Sentence correction tests grammar and logical coherence in sentence construction.
  • An overarching strategy for improving verbal scores is to cultivate a habit of reading, especially materials relevant to the business world.
Introduction to the Verbal Section
Overview of Question Types
Key Strategy for Success

The GMAT in its current form will be offered through early 2024. Starting on November 7, 2023, a new, shorter version of the exam called the GMAT Focus can be taken. Please see the lesson "New GMAT Focus Edition Can be Taken Starting November 7, 2023" for more details about the GMAT Focus edition.

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