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got a 630..I bombed QA..VA Bombed me..how to crack 700+

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got a 630..I bombed QA..VA Bombed me..how to crack 700+ [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2013, 23:16
Hi,

I took GMAT yesterday and got bombed in verbal section. Scored a 29 in VA (in QA: 48). :cry:

I am targeting fall of 2014 and I need to hit round one applications and I know this score is not good for that. I need to take GMAT again and get a score 700+ but I am unsure of how to achieve it.

I have gone through OG12, VA 2nd Ed and GMAT practice pack 1 and I know almost all the questions answers :shock: .
I know need practice but now I am running short of standard practice material :? I have ordered SC Grail 3rd from eBay (I was referencing MGMAT SC earlier), hoping this book will give me crystal clear concepts unlike MGMAT which required constant getting back to. :? I referred to Power Score CR bible, owing to the great reviews I learnt from blogs, the book did help me in building initial concepts, however I am not very sure of my CR answers now when I mark them. (The same happened in the exam too). I also referred to 1000 CR and SC question bank for some time; it did help but I ended up finding those questions in my MGMAT Mock Tests and GMATPreps Tests, so I stopped using it. :roll:

My scores in Mocks werent also not that great. They hovered from 630-650. (MGMAT & GMAT Prep), though I scored a 700 and 710 in GMATPrep. I guess that was mainly because I saw a bunch of repeated questions in VA and QA. :oops:

RC also needs improvement in terms of accuracy. I am constantly hitting 66-80% accuracy. I generally try to understand the passage and then start answering the questions but often it takes more time than I should dedicate. I feel I need a ramp up my accuracy and speed. In general during the exam I felt I was slow with verbal since I was not very sure of the answers and at the end I was running short of time which might have screwed things more badly than they were. I was left with 8-9 questions with 6 min at hand. That might also have negated any improvements on my verbal score if it all there was one before I hit the time crunch.

In short I was lacking confidence and hence I took time to find the correct answers. :x

Now I need to sort a road ahead, and how to go about it. What practice material should I hit and what books should I go back to? Also if its possible, determine when should I reschedule my GMAT? :( :?
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Re: got a 630..I bombed QA..VA Bombed me..how to crack 700+ [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2013, 23:55
Verbal is really a big issue.

Please experts comment.
Re: got a 630..I bombed QA..VA Bombed me..how to crack 700+   [#permalink] 09 Apr 2013, 23:55
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