If you look at the registration date of my account in GMAT Club you may notice that I've been present here for quite a long time. But only today, I really have something to tell.
I passed GMAT three times starting from May 2005:
530 - q40 v23
580 - q43 v27
690 - q45 v40
As you may see, there is a slight progress in Q section and a huge one in Verbal.
Since Verbal is a problem section for many non-natives I would like to suggest my explanation of my success in this area:
1. Study materials. I've got GMATPlus in electonic form. It was downloaded somewhere in this forum. I read and solved questions using my PocketPC, which appeared to be very convenient: in public transport and in home lying in the sofa.
I've done all SC and CR questions, partly RC questions paying specific attention to error log
. I classified errors into three main groups:
- negligence (simple and stupid errors)
- hard errors (but understandable after additional analysis)
- concept errors (ones, which I don't understand completely)
Then I took several individual lessons with GMAT tutor and addressed all concept errors (actually it helped me a lot in understanding GMAT logic)
2. Reading. I started to read only in English, i.e. if you want to read a new fancy book (e.g. Dan Brown "The Da Vinci Code") get its English version, if you want to read news - read BBC.com or anything else which is in English. That approach helped me a lot in not getting afraid and distracted by long and complex GMAT passages.
3. Vitamines. A month before exam I started to take vitamin C and homeopathic remedy that improves brain activity.
To my mind, all these measures, combined assisted me in improving my score.
What else can I say. I did it
I do really feel that I can take 700 threshold, but, perhaps, it is worth to concentrate on other areas of my application.
Too much is not enough...