Did you feel tired towards the end of your exam? did you have to guess on some questions in the verbal part? what are your scores on GMAT Prep? what are your hit rates on OG?
do you use an error log
to keep track of your mistakes and to identify your weak areas?
Have you tried LSAT resources?
I was quite alright for the entire period of the exam .
Yes . I have to make guesses on verbal for all the portions ( SC , CR and RC ) for some questions ( 2-3 from each portion - sc, cr and rc) .
I did OG 12
SC and CR . GPREP SC around 180 questions and reviewed a couple of times .
LSAT not full but only 10 sets . Quant score has taken a dip. In my anxiety to improve verbal score , I practised or focused only on verbal for the second time and finally there is a dip of 3 points. But verbal improvement was very very minimal 27 to 30. This verbal score is bothering me badly.
I practised OG questions in sets of 20 . 80% was the accuracy level. 3-4 mistakes in each set.
There was lot of panic in the middle of quant all of a sudden. 5 min for 10 questions. I did guess and ran not to miss any question unanswered.
But in verbal timing was alright. I was not in hurry. But fourth RC was very big three paras with inference questions. ( 3 questions i have to guess ) .
Towards the end 39 th question was BF .
I used Manhattan SC
guide for SC. PowerScore CR
bible for CR besides Knewton
practice questions .
in GMAT PREP 1 I got 670 and retake was 720.
GMAT prep 2 was 620.( Q 42 V32 ) . I didnot take for the second time as questions start repeating in test 1 . ( 670 first and 720 on the second time ).
But on manhattan tests
test 6 : 690 ( q 45 v 39 )
test5 : 700 ( q46 v 39)
test4 : 660 ( q 46 v 34 )
test 3 : 670( q 42 v 39)
test 2 : 650 ( q 45 v 34 )
test1 : 620 ( q 47 v 27)
But on all knewton
CATs 620 was the highest score I got .
Past exam reports Date completed Q V Total
Diagnostic GMAT 05/27/2009 at 12:29AM 43 32 620
Practice GMAT #1 06/21/2009 at 11:29PM 33 30 530
Practice GMAT #2 07/17/2009 at 11:39PM 45 29 610
Practice GMAT #3 07/27/2009 at 12:10AM 43 32 620
Practice GMAT #4 08/04/2009 at 10:35PM 46 25 590
After 4 th one I stopped taking further CATs .
My biggest query . RC and CR are both big issues to me.
SC accuracy was 90 % . For CR I did knewton
questions , OG 12
and LSAT 10 sets along with power score CR bible
But I could not consistenly answer correctly .
I did knewton
RCs and the RC from KNEWTON
CATs and Manhattan CATS.
SC : OG 12
+ gmat prep + knewton
QUERY : whether I can improve my verbal score .
Atleast I dont doubt SC accuracy.
CR and RC ---biggest challenge to me. Power score methods does not seem to work on every gmat question or I am not applying correctly.
LAST THING : I have the option of either continuing with Knewton
prep or seeking money back.
GUYS : please suggest what shall I do for improving verbal score .
ANother possibility : trying to apply with this score . ANy B-schools which will consider giving admission with this score in US .
Work ex: 9 yrs in power sector operation , commissioning and ERP implementation and SRM implementation and procurment for project expansion activities ( POWER PLANT ).
Thank U one and all who responded to my queries.