What SC Mistakes Am I Making? (AKA I hate Sentence Correction!)

ohnoI hate SC. It is the absolute worse, and I have NO idea why I am terrible at it. I missed two easy ones right off the bat (which really hurts the final score). In fact, I missed 4 out of the first 10 questions. If I had gotten them correct, I would have definitely gotten over a 700.

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!?

What mistakes did I make?

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  1. “Such as VS like” – Okay,  this is an easy one. If you are using examples use “such as” and if you are describing use “like”
  2. Parallelism – Make sure series are using the same tense or part of speech (verb, noun, etc)
  3. Parallelism – Another parallelism mistakes????
  4. Redundancy – This one is a little tougher… make sure the sentence you choose isn’t reusing phrases etc. (that it truly is the best answer choice)
  5. Redundancy – Again????? Wow… I got to brush up….

My resources

I will continue to use The Economist’s GMAT Tutor (I have to get to 90% to take advantage of the Score Guarantee!), Magoosh’s test bank, and I will start working my way through Manhattan’s Sentence Correction. Yay.

Who are we kidding? Did we really think getting into a top B-School would be easy?!?!?!?!

I’m going to take you down SC!

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25 Responses to “What SC Mistakes Am I Making? (AKA I hate Sentence Correction!)”

  1. Scott Duncan

    The MGMAT SC guide is worth its weight in gold – you just have to have the patience to work through it. Excellent Terry Crews GIF by the way!

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  2. kaushikvin

    Great blog! Don’t worry, as you practice more, you will start to see patterns on sentence correction. Was SC your weak point in your previous attempt? I mainly practiced official questions from OG13, VR2 and question pack 1- they are the most representative of type of questions you will see on the actual test.

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  3. farhan

    I am spending sleepless night because of SC, grammar is my weak point and I used to write plays in college, wonder how that came about :S.

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  4. jmtaves

    SC is a beast, I agree. I’ve got some posts coming up on the topic – hopefully that will help.

    Veritas Prep has two hours worth of free SC lessons on YouTube that I found quite valuable. Give them a look if you get bored with Magoosh and The Economist.

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