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680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2009, 13:02
Hi all,

I got a 680 (Q50, V31).
As you can see, i did it pretty good in the quant section, but not so good in the verbal one.

I´m planning to take it again in a couple of months.

Any advice to improve the verbal section and another one to have a 51 in the quant?

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Re: 680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2009, 13:08
Hi Noboru...

Congrats ... you were not tat bad, keep following this club , its the best . i too have to write GMAt in anther 10 days.

Pls share yr experience as in , how different is the real exam from all the simulations that we give.. also how much were you expecting. Pls share few things about the exam.?
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Re: 680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2009, 13:20
Hi rohansherry,

I was expecting 700-720. (in the GMAT Prep i got 730 and 710 a couple of days before).

For the quant section, several really difficult questions appeared at the end (i found a couple concerning number properties the most challenging ones). GMAT Club Challenges are a good source to be prepared.

For the verbal section, i began with little confidence, since i lost a lot of time with the first sentece correction question testing the ´being´stuff, and a couple of strange Critical Reasoning passages.

Any advice to improve my verbal skills?

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Re: 680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2009, 13:20
Congrats for a decent score! Q50 is awesome. Any tips on Quant would be appreciated. Did you attempt any GMATClub tests?
You can very well increase your verbal score by 8-10 points in couple of months. What do you think dragged you in verbal (timing, CR, SC, RC)?
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Re: 680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2009, 13:37
Hey man,

That's a pretty good score. I think you are well set on Quant, but you should continue to take regular tests to keep up to your performance.

For Verbal, I think at this point you've covered all fundamentals. I would recommend you to start reading short article and try and get a gist of it. For example economist's articles. Make sure you dont overlook a single line, similar to how you read in GMAT. This would certainly develop the endurance and concentration needed to do well in verbal.

Nevertheless, its a brilliant score, and GMAT score is not the only thing that counts.
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Re: 680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2009, 13:46
guys i lack in RC 's big time. Dont have much time to read up extra articles got about 10 days to gmat...

any suggestions for last moments RC ....or any other advice..

hey Noboru pls share what kinndaa RC 's were there in the Gmat....
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Re: 680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2009, 14:05
noboru,

it is a good score. all you need now is a little bit push in the verbal ... I am sure you can easily get your desired score in verbal. I think you need Q50, v35 combination to cross 700 so you are very very close.
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Re: 680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2009, 18:13
Indeed, you should be able to ace your next test! Build up your stamina and kill that V monster!
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Re: 680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2009, 18:37
Noboru

What do you mean by strange CR question. Can you shed some light on those?
Was it anywhere near OG ?
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Re: 680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2009, 01:12
thats a nice score ....... you scored really good on quants
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Re: 680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 01:47
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Congrats for a decent score! Q50 is awesome. Any tips on Quant would be appreciated. Did you attempt any GMATClub tests?
You can very well increase your verbal score by 8-10 points in couple of months. What do you think dragged you in verbal (timing, CR, SC, RC)?


For the Quant my strategy is to move very quickly in the first ten questions (1 min per question or a little more) in order to have enough time for the more complicated ones.
I think the GMAT Club Challenges are a very good source.
Be careful with subtle words such as a integer, positive, etc. and of course have all the theory very clear.

In the verbal, definitely the timing dragged me :(
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Re: 680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 01:54
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What do you mean by strange CR question. Can you shed some light on those?
Was it anywhere near OG ?


I found CR passages very large, and difficult to have a clear photo of the scenario, with at least 2 answers per question that seemed to be correct...(surely i need more practice...)

OG is a good source of course.
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Re: 680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 04:25
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guys i lack in RC 's big time. Dont have much time to read up extra articles got about 10 days to gmat...

any suggestions for last moments RC ....or any other advice..

hey Noboru pls share what kinndaa RC 's were there in the Gmat....


I agree, RC was a pain area for me too. To handle RCs all you need to do is increase the reading speed.... I know its very easy to write, but very difficult to implement.

Though I don't have last momebt tricks for RCs, but certainly with 1 or 2 months practice one can improve a lot. Try searching on google on how to increase reading speed. You will find hell lot of articles. Try to implement few of those by reading articles, newspapers, stories, books whatever you find interesting.

When I started preparing for GMAT, I always used to be short of time for last 7-8 questions in verbal. In my actual GMAT test, it was only the 2nd last questions where I felt short of time.
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Re: 680 (Q50, V31) [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2009, 04:34
I am taking the GMAT again in 10 days (took it 3 months ago and got 680(Q50, V31))
This time, I´m looking for a Q51, V35.

Any advice for this 10 last days before to go would be much appreciated.

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