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620 (50Q 24V) what to do? [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2010, 14:17
I am little disappointed about my verbal score, it' pretty low. My overall target score is 670-680, therefore I need to improve my verbal part to at least 10 points. I felt the math part was pretty easy, so I am only concerned with the verbal part.

How do you guys suggest to improve it? Is there any material for RC, SC and CR that is significantly better than other? Can I improve 10 points on the verbal section in 4 weeks of study?

I have used Kaplan but I am a bit disappointed with them.

Please advice.

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Re: 620 (50Q 24V) what to do? [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2010, 14:22
Manhattan Verbal books are what you should do. They are the best books available for Gmat. Once you do those I am sure your verbal will improve.


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I am little disappointed about my verbal score, it' pretty low. My overall target score is 670-680, therefore I need to improve my verbal part to at least 10 points. I felt the math part was pretty easy, so I am only concerned with the verbal part.

How do you guys suggest to improve it? Is there any material for RC, SC and CR that is significantly better than other? Can I improve 10 points on the verbal section in 4 weeks of study?

I have used Kaplan but I am a bit disappointed with them.

Please advice.

Thanks
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Re: 620 (50Q 24V) what to do? [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2010, 14:44
Thanks for your feedback. It's probably a good idea to get some new books. I didn't like the Kaplan ones. Are you referring to the one advertised on the "Verbal GMAT Books" under the "Self-Prep" column?

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Re: 620 (50Q 24V) what to do? [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2010, 14:51
Wow, awesome Q score. You should be able to raise ur verbal score very easily, even if you are a non native speaker.

I would start an error log, and do some diagnostic tests in Verbal in OG11 or other study books/programs, to see WHERE exactly you are weak in Verbal, if you don't already know. SC is an easy place (in my opinion) to rack up some points just by following a few rules like parallelism and singular/plural. Reading comp and CR are more subtle, but with practice u can learn to eliminate a few choices, increasing ur odds.

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Re: 620 (50Q 24V) what to do? [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2010, 14:57
sorry..i should have been more clear in my prev post..

i am talking about the 3 Manhattan Verbal books for SC, CR and RC.

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Re: 620 (50Q 24V) what to do? [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2010, 15:08
Thanks for your feedback guys. Yes I am a non-native speaker but I have been in the country for 8 years (divided between 4 years of college and 4 years in NY). I felt like the math part was much easier than expected. I didn't see many complicated problems. I have strong quantitative background (major in Finance, credit trader, CFA etc). However my verbal skills are not up to par.

I think I struggle the most on the RC because I get lost in the detail question on biological or philisophical passages. I just waste time looking for the answer which turns out to be wrong. Not sure how to turn that around. I guess I have to strenghted SC and CR and try to do "OK" or RC.

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Re: 620 (50Q 24V) what to do? [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2010, 11:19
mikpanzeri wrote:
Thanks for your feedback guys. Yes I am a non-native speaker but I have been in the country for 8 years (divided between 4 years of college and 4 years in NY). I felt like the math part was much easier than expected. I didn't see many complicated problems. I have strong quantitative background (major in Finance, credit trader, CFA etc). However my verbal skills are not up to par.

I think I struggle the most on the RC because I get lost in the detail question on biological or philisophical passages. I just waste time looking for the answer which turns out to be wrong. Not sure how to turn that around. I guess I have to strenghted SC and CR and try to do "OK" or RC.

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For the section on RC, try taking short notes (one or two words only). It will help you stay focused on the passages you are reading.
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Re: 620 (50Q 24V) what to do? [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2010, 21:09
mikpanzeri wrote:
I am little disappointed about my verbal score, it' pretty low. My overall target score is 670-680, therefore I need to improve my verbal part to at least 10 points. I felt the math part was pretty easy, so I am only concerned with the verbal part.

How do you guys suggest to improve it? Is there any material for RC, SC and CR that is significantly better than other? Can I improve 10 points on the verbal section in 4 weeks of study?

I have used Kaplan but I am a bit disappointed with them.

Please advice.

Thanks


hah....The same story here dude !!!

Dnt give up !!! This time its either verbal or me....
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Re: 620 (50Q 24V) what to do? [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2010, 05:23
Great Quant score. Even if you get 32-35 on verbal the next time, your score will be in the 700's...
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