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How to improve my stamina for verbal section :help2

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How to improve my stamina for verbal section :help2 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 10:21
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Gave my Gmat yesterday and got 660 Q51 but V only 27 :wall ......Screwed my exam because i could not focus in the end as i was totally exhausted and just wanted to finish the exam and go home....
Giving GMAT again after one month. My timeline:
I am going on a vacation on 2nd week (for one week ) and after that taking leaves for 2 weeks and only build up my stamina by taking full length 4 hours 6 MGMAT tests, keep on revising the stuff and prepare myself for Gmat that I am planning to give 4 weeks from now.

Please suggest me is my time table ok??
Should i cancel my vacation that i had already planned ??
Should i give more time to prepare for Gmat
Is this the correct way to improve else how to increase my stamina and how to increase concentration during the last 1 hour that is the most crucial in GMAT, in total how to improve my verbal side?
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Re: How to improve my stamina for verbal section :help2 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 15:32
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Gave my Gmat yesterday and got 660 Q51 but V only 27 :wall ......Screwed my exam because i could not focus in the end as i was totally exhausted and just wanted to finish the exam and go home....
Giving GMAT again after one month. My timeline:
I am going on a vacation on 2nd week (for one week ) and after that taking leaves for 2 weeks and only build up my stamina by taking full length 4 hours 6 MGMAT tests, keep on revising the stuff and prepare myself for Gmat that I am planning to give 4 weeks from now.

Please suggest me is my time table ok??
Should i cancel my vacation that i had already planned ??
Should i give more time to prepare for Gmat
Is this the correct way to improve else how to increase my stamina and how to increase concentration during the last 1 hour that is the most crucial in GMAT, in total how to improve my verbal side?


I think it's OK to take vacation- since you already are familiar with the exam and only need to focus on verbal.

As for improving your concentration - practice this skill during your studying - then go full force during the last hour of the exam.

Get in the psychological mode---do jumping jacks..draw things out on paper, talk to yourself outloud - ask yourself: "what in the world is this author saying? As you read each paragraph, say to yourself "OK, so what's your point?"---go in with a critical attitude of the author. Always mentally challenge what the author is saying with "so what?? what's your point?" Have an "in-your-face" sort of attitude.

Each person has his own way of focusing and not zoning out, above are just a few ideas.
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I totally agree with Zeke,

My Key thing on Verbal was trying to CARE about what I was reading about.

I found early on that i was doing much better when the RC or CR was on something vaguely interesting (for example I like history, so something on archaeology was interesting), because I read deeply, and used my experience to evaluate as I read the answers we're 'obvious'

As soon as I noticed this, I really forced myself to be interested in whatever I was reading. Something dull about American Economics? I cared about nothing more than that for the 5 minutes it took.

If you can do this - this will massively help you concentrate, stay awake and score well.

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Re: How to improve my stamina for verbal section :help2 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2013, 03:56
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I totally agree with Zeke,

My Key thing on Verbal was trying to CARE about what I was reading about.

I found early on that i was doing much better when the RC or CR was on something vaguely interesting (for example I like history, so something on archaeology was interesting), because I read deeply, and used my experience to evaluate as I read the answers we're 'obvious'

As soon as I noticed this, I really forced myself to be interested in whatever I was reading. Something dull about American Economics? I cared about nothing more than that for the 5 minutes it took.

If you can do this - this will massively help you concentrate, stay awake and score well.

Good luck!



thanks...I will try to do this... And I seriously balme myself for RC more than SC or CR for poor verbal score. Because I got so bored that in the end I even guessed one full RC with 3 questions without reading it. I will start reading with interest.
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Re: How to improve my stamina for verbal section :help2 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2013, 04:11
I always took a redbull during breaks in my practise tests. And in the day of the exam, I had a small sandwich and a Redbull. This really helped me.
Likewise try to have an energy drink or Glucose in-between breaks.
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