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How do I improve verbal - gmatprep test 1 660( Q 48, v 33 )

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How do I improve verbal - gmatprep test 1 660( Q 48, v 33 ) [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2008, 16:59
Hello,

I have been a passive member of this great forum for sometime now.I had planned to give my GMAT on May 3rd. I have been preparing on and off for almost 3 months now. ( some professional problems in the second month derailed some of my prep ).

I took my first GMATPrep today. I could feel the quant getting tougher and tougher and I knew I was doing well. In the verbal section, I made only 4 mistakes in the first 20( 7, 10, 18, 20). But and here is the problem - I made 11 mistakes in the remaining 21 questions, 7 of which came in questions 30 to 41. An analysis of the errors shows that i got 7 wrong in SC, 4 in RC and 4 in CR.
In my MGMAT's(avg 660) and Princeton Reviews(avg 700) I have averaged 36 in verbal.

To improve my verbal
1) I have started doing the SC 1000/CR 1000 / RC 1000.
2) I also plan to buy the MGMAT SC book.
What else can I do on an everyday basis to improve this score ?

I am going to postpone the test by a couple of more weeks so that I can improve my verbal. I would like an overall score between 700 and 750.

thanks
druid
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Re: How do I improve verbal - gmatprep test 1 660( Q 48, v 33 ) [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2008, 16:24
OG is great...
reading the question first for CR can improve hit rates for most questions
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Re: How do I improve verbal - gmatprep test 1 660( Q 48, v 33 ) [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2008, 17:40
Thanks Maple.

I have also downloaded the Gmatter software and will use it to create ad-hoc tests from all the verbal sections.
I have also realized that i need to be faster ( and accurate ) from questions 20 to 41. So from now on all CATs I will attempt to finish the test within 70 min instead of 75. This may initially backfire but I think I will be forced to read faster in the shorter time, helping me in the long run.
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Re: How do I improve verbal - gmatprep test 1 660( Q 48, v 33 ) [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2008, 17:58
Take the time and do the problem correctly when practicing. You will get faster as you will recognize methodologies to completing certain problem types.
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