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GMAT retake in 2 months!! need guidance [#permalink] New post 11 May 2013, 20:11
Hey Guys!

First of all a huge thank to all of you who made this club a success!!

so, I gave GMAT last month and scored 550 (48 Q, 19 V, 5.5 AWA, 4 IR). Verbal ..too bad :((

after taking one week break, i again started preparing for the next attempt. Till now, I am studying VERBAL only.
Below is the material which I am using for Verbal (Please advice if this is sufficient)

SC- SC grail 3rd edition (I loved this book, after completing this, my accuracy has been improved to around 78-80%
CR - Powerscore GMAT CR bible (though the book is good but not that much practice problems
OG verbal guide 2nd edition

Last week I took the e-GMAT verbal online course and currently I am doing the RC course from e-GMAT. Till now, everything seems to be good, but still i dont know if i need to do any other thing to get the verbal score of close to 40.

I am good with my Quant score of 48, but still i need to do DS and revise all the concept before the my next attempt.

Please help and advice on improving verbal score.

Any guidance (and motivation) will be appreciated :!: !
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Re: GMAT retake in 2 months!! need guidance [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2013, 15:13
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OK...so one replied... :((

Anyways....last week i gave GMAT again and scored 620...with a verbal score of 32.

I am happy to see my verbal score of 32....last time it was 19 only....this time, I screwed Quant I guess (43)....but yaa..score seems promising and I am preparing for my 4th shot in another 1 or 2 months...


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Re: GMAT retake in 2 months!! need guidance [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2013, 16:13
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eMJ wrote:
OK...so one replied... :((

Anyways....last week i gave GMAT again and scored 620...with a verbal score of 32.

I am happy to see my verbal score of 32....last time it was 19 only....this time, I screwed Quant I guess (43)....but yaa..score seems promising and I am preparing for my 4th shot in another 1 or 2 months...


GMAT 2 - 550 (Q 48, V 19)
GMAT 3 - 620 (Q 43, V 32)


Great improvement on verbal! Where did you improve the most and what helped the most? I used e-gmat for sc, but I'm still early into my preparation.
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Re: GMAT retake in 2 months!! need guidance [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2013, 20:08
Hi,

Keep your spirits up! I would say that its a great sign that you are constantly improving. Eventually, you will be able to break 700. I noticed that you have the gmatclub tests. Those helped me improve so much. You should go through them thoroughly if you haven't already.
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Re: GMAT retake in 2 months!! need guidance [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2013, 20:21
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eMJ wrote:
OK...so one replied... :((

Anyways....last week i gave GMAT again and scored 620...with a verbal score of 32.

I am happy to see my verbal score of 32....last time it was 19 only....this time, I screwed Quant I guess (43)....but yaa..score seems promising and I am preparing for my 4th shot in another 1 or 2 months...


GMAT 2 - 550 (Q 48, V 19)
GMAT 3 - 620 (Q 43, V 32)



Why stretch it out? I thought that you only wanted to stretch out the pleasant thing but to get rid of something as annoying as GMAT faster and sooner.
Your verbal score is 32 and your quant can be 48 (you got rusty in 3 months and focused on Verbal, so your quant slipped). That's very common and yes, you get rusty and you lose it.

If you can get Q48 again (or maybe even 49) and get your Verbal to 34, you will be in the 680 range. I think it is very doable in a month - don't take a leisurely pace with it and spend months preparing or you will lose the V32 you have now... just a thought.
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Re: GMAT retake in 2 months!! need guidance [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2013, 04:14
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eMJ wrote:
OK...so one replied... :((

Anyways....last week i gave GMAT again and scored 620...with a verbal score of 32.

I am happy to see my verbal score of 32....last time it was 19 only....this time, I screwed Quant I guess (43)....but yaa..score seems promising and I am preparing for my 4th shot in another 1 or 2 months...


GMAT 2 - 550 (Q 48, V 19)
GMAT 3 - 620 (Q 43, V 32)



Why stretch it out? I thought that you only wanted to stretch out the pleasant thing but to get rid of something as annoying as GMAT faster and sooner.
Your verbal score is 32 and your quant can be 48 (you got rusty in 3 months and focused on Verbal, so your quant slipped). That's very common and yes, you get rusty and you lose it.

If you can get Q48 again (or maybe even 49) and get your Verbal to 34, you will be in the 680 range. I think it is very doable in a month - don't take a leisurely pace with it and spend months preparing or you will lose the V32 you have now... just a thought.


I think this was my mistake in my second test, focused on Verbal and ignored much of the Quantitive, also agree that long time to prepare will have negative results.

I am now preparing for my 3rd take on the GMAT, only allowed one month to prepare since my last test was in August. I am preparing for the next year intake and hopping to achieve the +650.
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Re: GMAT retake in 2 months!! need guidance [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2013, 20:34
Thanks Guys!

With my current score of 620, I am applying in few schools..lets c

And yaa...i have started my preparation again

@ lovelaw27 - I think i have improved a lot in RC...i used to write the summary (1 line) of all the paragraphs and then tries to answer the questions
CR was my strong area, I love the SC section of e-gmat though.

@neverSurrender - Thanks for the kind words

@bb - I am gonna start my preparation again by this saturday....thanks for the advice.
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