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GMAT Verbal - suggestions required [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2011, 07:42
Hello-

I have already had an attempt at the GMAT and scored 660(Q:47/V:34/Arg:5) and am now planning to rewrite the GMAT so as to better my score, specifically targeting the Verbal section, in the GMAT. I am aiming at scoring at least 45 in the verbal section.

I have booked the date for my 2nd attempt at the GMAT in mid of November'11.

During the current phase of my preps I am re-reading the stuff (Manhattan SC and Grockit) that I used for my preparation during the last attempt (in September'11). But, somehow I feel the material to be insufficient as I haven't yet been able to develop a full proof strategy for tackling the Verbal section, which caused my downfall in the previous attempt.

I am desperately in need of a solid strategy and of some excellent books, which may help me out on my endeavor of cracking "The GMAT".

Suggestions are solemnly invited.

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Re: GMAT Verbal - suggestions required [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2011, 22:13
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Hello-

I have already had an attempt at the GMAT and scored 660(Q:47/V:34/Arg:5) and am now planning to rewrite the GMAT so as to better my score, specifically targeting the Verbal section, in the GMAT. I am aiming at scoring at least 45 in the verbal section.

I have booked the date for my 2nd attempt at the GMAT in mid of November'11.

During the current phase of my preps I am re-reading the stuff (Manhattan SC and Grockit) that I used for my preparation during the last attempt (in September'11). But, somehow I feel the material to be insufficient as I haven't yet been able to develop a full proof strategy for tackling the Verbal section, which caused my downfall in the previous attempt.

I am desperately in need of a solid strategy and of some excellent books, which may help me out on my endeavor of cracking "The GMAT".

Suggestions are solemnly invited.

Regards
FoldedEarth


No book is going to give you a 'fool proof strategy'. If it existed, everyone would score a 51 on Verbal!
What you get is 'guidance'. How to think logically... What are they trying to test... The logical, mathematical kind of approach to Verbal... What is relatively more important and why... What to think of when you see '...' etc

You need to tell us the sections you are especially struggling with and we can better guide you.
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Re: GMAT Verbal - suggestions required [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2011, 08:25
FoldedEarth wrote:
Hello-

I have already had an attempt at the GMAT and scored 660(Q:47/V:34/Arg:5) and am now planning to rewrite the GMAT so as to better my score, specifically targeting the Verbal section, in the GMAT. I am aiming at scoring at least 45 in the verbal section.

I have booked the date for my 2nd attempt at the GMAT in mid of November'11.

During the current phase of my preps I am re-reading the stuff (Manhattan SC and Grockit) that I used for my preparation during the last attempt (in September'11). But, somehow I feel the material to be insufficient as I haven't yet been able to develop a full proof strategy for tackling the Verbal section, which caused my downfall in the previous attempt.

I am desperately in need of a solid strategy and of some excellent books, which may help me out on my endeavor of cracking "The GMAT".

Suggestions are solemnly invited.

Regards
FoldedEarth


Wow- 45 is a very challenging target for verbal. Congratulations for setting such high standards for yourself..

How did you prepare for verbal the first time around? Are you a native/ non-native speaker?
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Re: GMAT Verbal - suggestions required [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2011, 14:39
Yeah, I actually did solve few questions and took some mock tests before I appeared for the GMAT. But, to my dismay I went on with the Verbal Section with pure gut feeling. This time round, I am using Veritas Prep material and e-gmat as tools to build up stronger basics.

Lets see what happens.

By the way I am a non native speaker.
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Re: GMAT Verbal - suggestions required [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2011, 14:53
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FoldedEarth wrote:
Hello-

I have already had an attempt at the GMAT and scored 660(Q:47/V:34/Arg:5) and am now planning to rewrite the GMAT so as to better my score, specifically targeting the Verbal section, in the GMAT. I am aiming at scoring at least 45 in the verbal section.

I have booked the date for my 2nd attempt at the GMAT in mid of November'11.

During the current phase of my preps I am re-reading the stuff (Manhattan SC and Grockit) that I used for my preparation during the last attempt (in September'11). But, somehow I feel the material to be insufficient as I haven't yet been able to develop a full proof strategy for tackling the Verbal section, which caused my downfall in the previous attempt.

I am desperately in need of a solid strategy and of some excellent books, which may help me out on my endeavor of cracking "The GMAT".

Suggestions are solemnly invited.

Regards
FoldedEarth


No book is going to give you a 'fool proof strategy'. If it existed, everyone would score a 51 on Verbal!
What you get is 'guidance'. How to think logically... What are they trying to test... The logical, mathematical kind of approach to Verbal... What is relatively more important and why... What to think of when you see '...' etc

You need to tell us the sections you are especially struggling with and we can better guide you.



Sorry Miss!!

I think you got me completely wrong here. I already know that there ain't no shortcuts for developing any full proof (or the 'Fool Proof') strategy. I never asked for a strategy but instead I had asked for few preparatory books that I could use for my Verbal preparations.

By the way, thanks for the guidance.
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Re: GMAT Verbal - suggestions required [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2011, 10:25
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To improve Verbal score you need to do 2 things well.

1. Ensure you have a solid understanding of how to apply the concepts. Focus on our application files for this. For example, for sentence correction make sure you follow the 3 step process as prescribed in the application files. For CR, master the skill of Prethinking. In addition to going through the content in our application files, make sure that you go though our live sessions recordings. The live sessions recordings on Prethinking and Importance on Meaning will help you if you are struggling with these.

2. Have a plan. Did you attend the strategy session on 5th November. Customize the takeaways from it.

Let us know if we can help. You know how to reach us :)

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