For any aspirant who wants to score high on the GMAT, the challenge that Sentence Correction questions throw is the most difficult. The most common of the challenges is the “down to two syndrome”.
Students who have completed their GMAT online course are quite strong in the concepts and are also able to apply the strategies to questions well. However, when the score isn’t to their expectation, the reason they give is that “I can eliminate three options, but I get stuck between two always and somehow land up at the wrong elimination”!
Let us look at some of the TIPS to ace the GMAT Sentence Correction:
This means one has to get to the CORE of the sentence-The Subject and the Verb. Then focus on the underlined part for spotting errors.
If you are not able to spot an error in the underlined part, scan vertically at once to look for errors. If you still have Choice A and another option, do not hastily eliminate A since it happens to be the underlined part. The sentence given can be the right one in four times. Eliminate any option only after you spot an error.
Never should you begin the process of elimination with reasons such as- doesn’t feel or look nice… or this is not the way it should be written… or there should have been a comma in this place… etc. Remember, the phrasing of answer options is GMAC’s job.
Always check for errors in this order:
Very many times, to understand the error, the non-underlined part (which is always correct) is of great help.
Do not get stuck at the underlined part for more than 30 seconds. Look for 2-3 splits either at the beginning of options or right at the end of the options.
Always read back the entire sentence with the correct response to dispel any other error that probably was hidden. Your response ought to cater to consistency with the whole sentence and has to be precise.
This helps when you are down to two and when both options have neither any grammar error nor meaning issue.
So, for your GMAT Prep online, try to use the above.
All the best for your GMAT online test series wherein the above tips can be tested.