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how to improve my score from 590 to 720 levels in 1 month

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how to improve my score from 590 to 720 levels in 1 month [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2014, 08:38
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I gave my GMAT today and scored 590 today. I scored 47 in GMAT QUANT and 25 in GMAT verbal. My problem is GMAT verbal .
I want to know how to improve my GMAT verbal score from 25 to 40 in 1 month.
I am thinking of re giving GMAT in 1 month .

Suggestion of delaying my GMAT by 1 month is not in my agenda.
I just want to know how to make my GMAT verbal score from 25 to 40 in 1 month
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Re: how to improve my score from 590 to 720 levels in 1 month [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2014, 11:30
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Hi,

I gave my GMAT today and scored 590 today. I scored 47 in GMAT QUANT and 25 in GMAT verbal. My problem is GMAT verbal .
I want to know how to improve my GMAT verbal score from 25 to 40 in 1 month.
I am thinking of re giving GMAT in 1 month .

Suggestion of delaying my GMAT by 1 month is not in my agenda.
I just want to know how to make my GMAT verbal score from 25 to 40 in 1 month


Hi puneetiet,

Congrats on the great quant score!

Here's some of my suggestions for improving your verbal score:

1st: Use an error log!

2nd: I'm not sure what's your weakest area for verbal but the quickest and easiest way to increase verbal is through sentence correct.

3rd: Here's a great link to help you practice SC questions: http://gmatclub.com/forum/sentence-correction-question-directory-topic-and-difficulty-129750.html

4th, last but certainly not least: Take a look at this post about how to analyze your mistakes http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-analyze-your-mistakes-167118.html?hilit=error%20log#p1327974

Let me know if you have any questions!
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Re: how to improve my score from 590 to 720 levels in 1 month [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2014, 21:31
Thanks Kraken for your reply.

In preparatory exam my individual scores were as follows:

1) SC 8 of 16 correct
2) RC 7 of 13 correct
3) CR 7 of 12 correct

This implies that i usually get 22 or 23 correct answers.
I have 50 to 60 percent accuracy i want to increase that accuracy in each section to about 80 to 90 percent.
I know that laying stress on SC will improve my score but please suggest RC and CR improvement techniques also.
I usually take 10 minutes to complete a lengthy passage and 8 min to complete a short one.
So a lot of time goes into RC reading which is a pain.

Following are my pain areas

1) SC,CR,RC accuracy only 50 to 60 percent
2) Never been able to complete my paper on time. I had only 3 minutes for last 5 GMAT verbal questions.Time management costed my dearly both in QA and verbal.
3) RC takes lot of time to read.
4) I usually get nervous if i go behind schedule.

I want to increase my accuracy in each are about 80 to 90 percent.
and better time management. Please guide
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Re: how to improve my score from 590 to 720 levels in 1 month [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2014, 19:49
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Re: how to improve my score from 590 to 720 levels in 1 month [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2014, 08:28
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Hi,

I have students with only 1 month to prepare and although such a short time is never considered optimal it can be done.

with a 25 in verbal it is clear that there are some fundamental skills that need to be worked on as well as some fundamental misunderstandings going on.

have you ever tried diagramming sentences? just as in math where there is a clear order of operations ( parentheses, exponents, mult/div, add/sub) the same idea can be applied to sentence correction: core sentence, main clause, subordinate clauses, subordinate subordinate clause etc. there is a priority of information that you need to be very clear about.

if this sounds like it could apply to you let me know and I will elaborate.

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