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Help required on increasing Verbal score [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2013, 22:29
Hi All,
I have given my GMAT on 10th January 2013 without a dedicated preperation and received 580(Q47 V23). I am planning to dedicate around 2 months for a serious preperation to improve my verbal score to atleast 43. Please let me know if this is possible in a 2 months time. I presently have MGMAT SC, Powerscore CR Bible with me for my preperation (Which i did not touch before my first GMAT attempt). Will mastering the concepts from these two books be enough to get a 43 in verbal.
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Re: Help required on increasing Verbal score [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2013, 07:34
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Hi,

First of all, good luck with your prep! Both of the books that you mention will provide the information that you need to excel on SC and CR. However, it's not just the materials but how you use the materials. So how you organize yourself will be critical. Is there any reason why you're not investing in an RC book?

Also, the verbal section is always testing your ability to read and comprehend whether in the RC, SC, or CR so you would benefit from reading an article from a solid publication (like the economist) every day to build up your reading skills. The important thing when doing these reading exercises is to read for TOTAL COMPREHENSION. Meaning, if you do not understand a sentence then re-read until you do. Be thinking about premises, conclusions, and assumptions of the article and ultimately the main idea (you can keep a spreadsheet tracking the articles that you have read and the main ideas). Look up words in the dictionary. The writing on the GMAT is similar to the writing in these articles. This reading will help you in all areas of verbal and who knows maybe you will enjoy i:)

Let me know if this makes sense!

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PS: Your question about whether it is possible to achieve a 43 in two months - a qualified yes

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Re: Help required on increasing Verbal score [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2013, 08:03
Thanks a lot for your wonderful wishes and reply. I will definetly follow your suggestion and start reading economist, Harvard business review etc. Articles
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Re: Help required on increasing Verbal score [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2013, 08:32
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It's my pleasure. Best of luck!

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Re: Help required on increasing Verbal score [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2013, 13:00
HerrGrau wrote:
Hi,

First of all, good luck with your prep! Both of the books that you mention will provide the information that you need to excel on SC and CR. However, it's not just the materials but how you use the materials. So how you organize yourself will be critical. Is there any reason why you're not investing in an RC book?

Also, the verbal section is always testing your ability to read and comprehend whether in the RC, SC, or CR so you would benefit from reading an article from a solid publication (like the economist) every day to build up your reading skills. The important thing when doing these reading exercises is to read for TOTAL COMPREHENSION. Meaning, if you do not understand a sentence then re-read until you do. Be thinking about premises, conclusions, and assumptions of the article and ultimately the main idea (you can keep a spreadsheet tracking the articles that you have read and the main ideas). Look up words in the dictionary. The writing on the GMAT is similar to the writing in these articles. This reading will help you in all areas of verbal and who knows maybe you will enjoy i:)

Let me know if this makes sense!

HG.

PS: Your question about whether it is possible to achieve a 43 in two months - a qualified yes


Nice points. Obvious but understated.

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