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Bad result and I need advice [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 09:32
Hi, I am preparing for Masters degree and i need gmat, about 580-600.

Today I took the gmat, and gmat's score upset me, only 530 (Q48, V 17). So i must retake gmat.
I think that I can easily reach 50-51 in Quant, but verbal is really hard for me.

I'm from Russia, so English is not my first language.
How I can prepare to verbal part? I need 23-25 in this section

- I solved all tasks from verbal review 2, about 75% from OG 13.
- 4 tests MGMAT 590 (45,27)
MGMAT 600 (46,28)
MGMAT 590 (46,26)
GMAT prep 590(50,20)
- I read MGMAT SC
- I did all SC from GMATPrepQuestion Pack 1.

Tasks from OG and GMATPrepQuestion Pack 1 i do with this probability
- SC 45-50% Sometimes i cant find mistakes and so i must choose 1 right variant from 3 variants. This " Awkward", "unclear", "logical prediction" are dark matter for me. I have no idea how i can improve it. Have you got a great pool of SC with good explanation?
- CR 70% If I entirely understand CR, then i will solve it.
- RC 50% It is very complicated for me to read complex text from RC, a can understand idea, but not some specific details. Have you got a great pool of RC, text for RC?

Can you, non-native speakers, give me advise how i cam improve my SC and RC?

Thank you)
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Re: Bad result and I need advice [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 10:39
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Hi there,

I am sorry to hear that you did not reach your goals. A few things that might help:

1. Finish the OG. Also, review everything that you got wrong AND everything that you felt was difficult. Practicing is not enough. Review is CRITICAL.

2. Do every verbal question in the GMATPrep Docs and do the same review as above

3. Read an article from the Economist every day. Take your time with this. Use a dictionary. This will help your entire GMAT performance.

One more thing – sentence correction seems to be your big weakness but that's good news because it is the most rule based part of the verbal. Focus on the big rules: Verb Agreement and Parallelism. These are the GIANTS of SC. If you can get good at just these two things you will improve your SC. Focus on process of elimination.

Happy Studies,

HG.

PS: If you run out of questions, do the GMAT Paper Tests. The verbal is a good indicator of test performance.
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Re: Bad result and I need advice [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2013, 04:23
Thank you, HerrGrau.

But SC explanation in OG is useless for me, because i dont understand why some constructions are awkward, so most of all I need accurate explanation.
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Re: Bad result and I need advice [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2013, 09:45
Ras4ipyrk wrote:
Hi, I am preparing for Masters degree and i need gmat, about 580-600.

Today I took the gmat, and gmat's score upset me, only 530 (Q48, V 17). So i must retake gmat.
I think that I can easily reach 50-51 in Quant, but verbal is really hard for me.

I'm from Russia, so English is not my first language.
How I can prepare to verbal part? I need 23-25 in this section

- I solved all tasks from verbal review 2, about 75% from OG 13.
- 4 tests MGMAT 590 (45,27)
MGMAT 600 (46,28)
MGMAT 590 (46,26)
GMAT prep 590(50,20)
- I read MGMAT SC
- I did all SC from GMATPrepQuestion Pack 1.

Tasks from OG and GMATPrepQuestion Pack 1 i do with this probability
- SC 45-50% Sometimes i cant find mistakes and so i must choose 1 right variant from 3 variants. This " Awkward", "unclear", "logical prediction" are dark matter for me. I have no idea how i can improve it. Have you got a great pool of SC with good explanation?
- CR 70% If I entirely understand CR, then i will solve it.
- RC 50% It is very complicated for me to read complex text from RC, a can understand idea, but not some specific details. Have you got a great pool of RC, text for RC?

Can you, non-native speakers, give me advise how i cam improve my SC and RC?

Thank you)

In my perception, I do not think it will be difficult to cross 600 fr u..u hav good Quant score to support.
Fr SC concept must be clear..u say that SC hit rate is really that bad...i would suggest go thru e gmat sc course..believe me its really good and will take u strides further... bt one advise....use just their material to enhance ur knowledge....bt follow the strategy that suits u....i mean if u follow their strategy, initially it will take more than 2 mins...which is nt gud..they say that u ll improve with timings...bt its very unlikely..so in a nutshell use their concept to enhance ur sc hit rate...
Moreover its very cheap ...n it comes woth trial version too...so go fr it

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Re: Bad result and I need advice [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2013, 22:18
I will also second that you try the egmat course to help on GMAT verbal. I found it quite helpful. Their SC course is probably one of the best. I would recommed that you evaluate the free trial to see if you can get comfortable with the accent. It is a company by Indians so the accent seem a bit strange to you.
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Re: Bad result and I need advice [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2013, 15:33
Thank you)
I decide that I must read more cites, suach as economist, harvardmagazine. Is it a good choiсe?

And I will improve my SC skill)
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Re: Bad result and I need advice [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2013, 19:37
Ras4ipyrk wrote:
Hi, I am preparing for Masters degree and i need gmat, about 580-600.

Today I took the gmat, and gmat's score upset me, only 530 (Q48, V 17). So i must retake gmat.
I think that I can easily reach 50-51 in Quant, but verbal is really hard for me.

I'm from Russia, so English is not my first language.
How I can prepare to verbal part? I need 23-25 in this section

- I solved all tasks from verbal review 2, about 75% from OG 13.
- 4 tests MGMAT 590 (45,27)
MGMAT 600 (46,28)
MGMAT 590 (46,26)
GMAT prep 590(50,20)
- I read MGMAT SC
- I did all SC from GMATPrepQuestion Pack 1.

Tasks from OG and GMATPrepQuestion Pack 1 i do with this probability
- SC 45-50% Sometimes i cant find mistakes and so i must choose 1 right variant from 3 variants. This " Awkward", "unclear", "logical prediction" are dark matter for me. I have no idea how i can improve it. Have you got a great pool of SC with good explanation?
- CR 70% If I entirely understand CR, then i will solve it.
- RC 50% It is very complicated for me to read complex text from RC, a can understand idea, but not some specific details. Have you got a great pool of RC, text for RC?

Can you, non-native speakers, give me advise how i cam improve my SC and RC?

Thank you)

Firstly, since you're aiming for only 23-25 ,scoring this much wouldn't be an uphill task. SC is all about knowing the rules and implementing them in questions...If you've already exhausted MGMAT SC, use SC Grail 3rd edition ..i think will be able to help you a lot. RC is all about practice. Practice as many official guide passages as possible and for additional practice and strategies, RC Grail is a good book
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