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580 to 700+ ?! Is it possible?? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2013, 04:08
Hi All,

I had given my GMAT on Feb 4th and scored very less!(580). After preparing for 4 months, this score is highly disappointing. My Verbal score was very bad.. got 25.
Is that even possible to improve my GMAT score to 700+ in my next attempt? I haven't booked my slot yet! If so, kindly share any tips/references to improve my score.

Appreciate your help!

Cheers,
Parth
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Re: 580 to 700+ ?! Is it possible?? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2013, 12:57
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Hi Parth,

Yes, absolutely, but you will need to completely re-evaluate your verbal approach. The other thing to remember is that verbal skills can take a while to develop so give yourself time and be patient.

What materials and study methods have you used so far? What practice tests have you used so far and what were your scores?

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Re: 580 to 700+ ?! Is it possible?? [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2013, 12:16
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Weirdo2989,

You can improve yourself into the 700+ score range. You'll have to rethink your study strategy and create a disciplined plan. At GMATPill, we recommend students focus on their weakest section (perhaps SC?) and focus massively on it in 5 straight days. You want to cover some concepts and frameworks (look for some SC resources, we definitely recommend the SC Pill). Then once you get the concepts and frameworks down, go through practice questions, especially those from the OG13 book. These questions are official questions used on prior exams and you can get a sense for what question types you'll see.

You probably have taken the GMATPrep tests already and have seen the diagnostics. So at this point, you probably know your weakness areas. You just have to create a study plan around those weakness areas, spend 5 days dedicated to mastering each section before moving on.



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Re: 580 to 700+ ?! Is it possible?? [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2013, 20:27
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Hi All,

I had given my GMAT on Feb 4th and scored very less!(580). After preparing for 4 months, this score is highly disappointing. My Verbal score was very bad.. got 25.
Is that even possible to improve my GMAT score to 700+ in my next attempt? I haven't booked my slot yet! If so, kindly share any tips/references to improve my score.

Appreciate your help!

Cheers,
Parth


I can understand that right now you feel its very difficult to score above 700, but really, nothing is 'impossible'. It's a lot about hard work and discipline. Start from the start - Get hold of good verbal books for CR, SC and RC - go through them thoroughly a couple of times, practice all the questions given in them and then practice some more questions. Of course try out all OG questions too. You will certainly see improvement. You can also consider taking a classroom course (or online) if you work better with a tutor instead of on your own.
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Re: 580 to 700+ ?! Is it possible??   [#permalink] 07 Mar 2013, 20:27
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