HELP!! I need some advice â€¦.
I have taken GMAT two times. The first time in Decâ€™05 and the second in Febâ€™06 and scored 650 (Q 49, V30) and 630 (Q45, V31) respectively. The second time, I was a bit unfortunate because I caught cold/cough four days before the exam and still had some residual effect on exam day, so I had to take Tylenol before writing the exam.
With my background I would definitely need 700 to be in consideration for NYU.
Here is what I have done so far:
OG SC â€“ couple of times, looked at answers of both the Qs I got right & the ones I got wrong.
OG RC & CR â€“ once.
book â€“ once.
CATs â€“ 520, 540, 580 in that order.
PR Online CAT â€“ 640.
GMAT Club â€“ browse anytime I get a chance.
I finished the quant on the first actual test 20 min. before so this time I spent more time on the initial questions hoping - not to make any mistakes this time. This strategy backfired!! I was seriously short of time towards the end and actually guessed on the last 4-5 questions.
Over all, I believe, verbal is my nemesis. I went through MGMAT SC
book, OG and some of the 1000 SC found on this site BUT somehow I AM NOT ABLE TO DO THE VERBAL SECTION fast enough!!! When not timed I get more than 80% of the SCs correct. On verbal section I always have to guess the last 6-12 questions because I run short of time.
Also, I may not be a very good test taker. I like to go after concepts and have a tough time using brute force methods such as in the quant. section. I rarely like to use back solving method.
Here are my questions:
How can I increase my speed in the verbal section???? What else could I do to increase my score??? Do you see anything glaringly lacking in my prep.? Please advise I really need some help hereâ€¦..