In our endeavor to help MBA aspirants we are sharing tip and strategies for how to prepare for verbal ability and reading comprehension sections of various MBA exams including CAT 2013. It is important for a MBA aspirant to understand that calls from top business schools in India can only be achieved if one gives due commitment and efforts in all sections. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension forms ~20% of the overall paper.
We would like to share some strategies with the MBA aspirants which can be good enablers. Please read below –
- Newspaper Reading – Good reading habit is an effective way to enhance verbal ability as well as reading comprehension. MBA aspirants must make a point to devote 15 – 30 minutes to this. This will help MBA aspirants to be update with latest information in the industry and market. Regular newspaper reading also helps MBA students to enhance their reading speed over a period of time. One must try to read with a pencil in hand and underline the words which are not understood. Once the reading is done, the MBA aspirants must try and explore the meanings to the shortlisted words and note them for revisions in a diary.
Build a habit to read books – Regular reading of books can in itself help you accomplish everything with respect to verbal ability and reading comprehension. In fact, good reading habit can help you beyond verbal ability and reading comprehension and could be a good discussion point during the personal interview stage.
- Usage of words – Verbal ability and reading comprehension is truly improved if the MBA aspirants start using the words they have learnt through their reading and learning habits. They must try to incorporate them in their day to day vocabulary. It can be done by using it while communicating with your colleagues in office or friends in the college. This will also create a good impression among your peers and they would too follow the suit.
- Try to make use of various sources that can help you in your vocabulary, verbal ability and reading comprehension efforts. We recommend Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
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