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# I NEED HELP in Verbal section !!!

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11 Jan 2010, 01:40
Hello fellow mates.

I need some help from all the smart people in this blog.

I've been studying for about 2 months now and I am REALLY FRUSTRATED with my verbal score.
FYI: I am not a native speaker but very fluent in English

Study schedule:
3-4 days a week studying 2 hours a day after work
3-4 hours a day on Saturday or Sunday

Topics covered:
Quant:
I've only spent 10% of the studying Math (Data sufficiency focused)

Verbal:
Of the 90% of the time I've spent on studying verbal, I've finished reviewing OG 11th, Manhattan SC, RC, CR books and the Princeton Verbal Guide.

My 3 GMAT Prep CAT scores:
Quant 44, Verbal 22 => Total of 550 (Taken before reviewing the study guides)
Quant 40, Verbal 22 => Total of 500 (Taken after reviewing OG 11th)
Quant 42, Verbal 21 => Total of 530 (Taken after reviewing Manhattan and Princeton study guides)

I find that I am getting killed in RC and CR sections. (SC was not too bad).
Regarding Math: I feel that if I spend more time on it, I am confident that I can achieve 47+ score.

Now, is anyone else experiencing the same difficulty in Verbal section?
If so, how did you remedy the situation?

It's really frustrating because I need high 600s to get into school of my choice.

Can somebody help? share their verbal study experience?

In need of help (Sigh)...
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11 Jan 2010, 07:37
Try to go through MGMAT Verbal It helps me will help you too. Thats what some one advice me before.
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11 Jan 2010, 16:12
shrut999 wrote:
Try to go through MGMAT Verbal It helps me will help you too. Thats what some one advice me before.

I did go over the Manhattan GMAT verbal study guide.
Before studying for Verbal, I scored 22 on the GMAT Prep.
It's frustrating to score the same after reviewing the basic concepts
Oh well
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12 Jan 2010, 09:48
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Re: I NEED HELP in Verbal section !!!   [#permalink] 12 Jan 2010, 09:48
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