I had taken a diagnostic test last Sep and got a 590(QA 49, VA 27) in the old gmat prep software. I got busy with work and not start my GMAT preparation until a few months back. I have been studying the verbal concepts and practicing verbal questions from the OG 12
for the past two months. I just took a practice test from the new gmatprep 2012 and was very disappointed with my results. Got a 570 (QA 48, VA 21). I was not expecting a 40+ score in verbal but 21 is disastrous. I expected myself to be atleast around the 27-30 range but now I am really not sure where I am going wrong.
Below is the study plan I followed for Verbal in the last 2 months.
1) MGMAT SC
guide latest edition for SC. Spent two weeks on this.
2) Powescore Bible for CR. Spent two weeks on this.
3) Practiced all SC and CR questions from OG 12
over a period of 3-4 weeks.
4) My error log
shows me that I have an accuracy% of 47% in SC and 50% in CR.
5) Surprisingly practiced only 10 RC passages from OG 12
and RC accuracy% is 57%. Although I am not really proud of this.
I need some help on how I push this score up. Has anyone of you been in a similar situation during your preparation? If so please let me know how do I improve my accuracy %?
I made another observation that I got about 90% of the questions right in my second attempt in SC & CR which were wrong in the first attempt. I don't know if this observation holds any value but just thought I put it out there.
What makes me feel worse is I did not even practice quant at all and still its at 48. Two months of work into VA and it still stays at 21. It's like as if all the preparation was a waste.
All your help and guidance will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.