Thank you for using the timer!
We noticed you are actually not timing your practice. Click the START button first next time you use the timer.
There are many benefits to timing your practice, including:
Since I had seen a huge lack in SC, I understood that I needed to spend a lot of time and energy to learn it. It was my only way to score enough in Verbal or, at least, to stabilize it.
To give u an idea, I did 3 consecutive times the SC 1000 document, using the software GMATTER:
> The first time was a very hard time. I had to compile all new fules to learn an apply. For every single question, good or wrong, I spend time to look for explanations on GMATClub. I created my own Idiom/Rules XLS files (more than 240 lines only for SCs)
> The second time was already better. I was able to explain why I choose one answer more than others. I needed to complete my XLS in former lines or in rareful new ones. I still spended time to check my correct and incorrect answers.
> The last time was christal clear. I understood fastly why I was wrong.
My verbal scores were all above 38 (44 - 41 - 39). But on G-Day, I have got only a 33
In addition, I fairly believe that u can do it ! :D U can beat the GMAT verbal section, especially by the way that u practice I saw some very good post from u Don't give up and turn your mental to the one of a killer !!! :D
Actually, my next step is the TOEFL... I need to pass the 100 (on 120) :) Several people say that it's easier than GMAT... I'm not so much sure and I'm starting to study it :)
What about u? I read that u will apply to INSEAD? :)
I don't need to write TOEFL because my undergrad in engineering was in English. I am applying to INSEAD, in fact - it's the ONLY one I'm applying to right now due to various reasons, and being overconfident is definitely NOT one of them! :) Are you applying to INSEAD too?
Dont worry fig, have a friend who has been accepted 2 years ago at INSEAD, and he got 680 as well. He had a medium engineering profile, but was working in London and had a family.
Regarding the TOEFL, insead asks for a minimum of 105. I've passed it last july with 108 and GMAT 590. It's of course much easier(even if I didn't believe to score above 100...), so with your 680, you shouln't have much problem.
Congratulations on your score and best of luck for your applications.
I downloaded SC1000,CR1000 and RC1000 from a link here in GMATclub.And also read that we can see the correct answer by clicking the "Show/Hide" button. And I see that the correct answer of the question appears in Blue color Font just after the option D of every question.I am not very comfortable using this approach to check my answers. Can you please explain what is "software GMATTER" and how do I get/use that ?
Thanks a lot.Co-incidently I do not have .xml file of 1000series but only have MS word which I downloaded from http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=20341 By any chance can you please upload .xml for CR1000 and RC1000 as well. Thanks once again and sorry to bug you with this.
mukeshnathani Sorry... I have not the 1000 CRs & 1000 RCs in .XML. It's surely possible to create a kind of "robot" that generates an XML file from a .doc . Perhaps one of GMATClub member could do it
Raghavender Thanks for your post :D ... Yes... Hard time but necessary
Actually, I started to practice SC1000 on 17 july and I finished 2 days before my GDay on 26 september Thus, almost 2 months and a half
Since June, I practiced every weekday from 7-8pm to 1am and every weekend 6-7 hours a day .
I attached my XLS file.... perhpas it could help someone .
The column "C" is for correct and "W" is for wrong I simply increase by 1 every time that I practiced an idiom ... If the colour turn to pink on a "C" case, it means that i should focus on the idiom of the same line (the number of mistakes exceed that of correct answers).
Check out this awesome article about Anderson on Poets Quants, http://poetsandquants.com/2015/01/02/uclas-anderson-school-morphs-into-a-friendly-tech-hub/ . Anderson is a great place! Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I...