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40 points score improvement in 2 weeks - need help! [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2014, 07:19
hi everyone,

there are two weeks of full time preparation left until the day of my exam.
to get the most out of it, i would be really happy to hear your suggestions to improve my score from 560 (Q42/V25) to 600.

my problems / weak areas are especially the verbal part and the timing of both verbal and quant.

in verbal, i have really big problems with reading comprehension questions. i am not able to grasp the complex passages, especially under timed conditions.
as i just need a score of 600, my verbal strategy so far was to guess on RC questions and take the time for SC and CR questions, which i am more likely to solve with a higher accuracy, especially with the additional time i saved by skipping the RC's. i don't think that i have a chance to improve my RC skills within 2 weeks, at least not without hurting the rest of the verbal section. it would be great to hear your recommendation, how i can improve my verbal score, given these conditions.

my general problem, especially on quant section, is the timing. in my last practice exam, i had to guess on questions 28-36 and missed question 37.
can u recommend any strategies to manage that? i noticed that i had a good accuracy on the first 27 questions, but as i had to start to guess i had the last 10 questions wrong in a row. would it maybe be better to guess on single questions in the middle of the test, to avoid guessing on several questions in a row at the end?

where do you think is it more easy to improve?
i can reach my 600 score by improving either on quant from 42 to 47 or on verbal from 25 to 30 (or a mix of both).

regarding my preparation: i worked through all mgmat quant books, mgmat sc and kaplan verbal workbook for the rest of the quant.
moreover, i did the og 13 questions.

many thanks for your help!
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Re: 40 points score improvement in 2 weeks - need help! [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2014, 22:48
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That's tight timing, but here are a few resources to get you started:

1. timing-strategies-on-the-gmat-80176.html
2. Verbal - I would be careful about guessing/skipping the RC. That will hurt. If you have to skip RC (which some devote 30-40 minutes to), that means your timing in SC and CR sucks. I would recommend to work on improving your accuracy on CR and SC and improving your timing there to help free up some time for RC (opposite of your strategy). You can, however, try it with GMAT Prep or one of the prep tests

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Re: 40 points score improvement in 2 weeks - need help! [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2014, 23:13
All the preparations are very useful, I'm sure for those who are following all this suggestion they will get a perfect score.
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