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# i took the GMAT and I want to do better!!! 510 goal ::640::

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05 Mar 2011, 07:14
hi everyone!

I know there is a lot of people in a need of some help so i will be pretty brief.

I started preparing 6 weeks ago and first I went over Cracking the GMAT by Princeton to get the feel for it. Afterwards I started working on practices from OG12 and to improve my math i used GMAT Bible from Nova. At the very end i used MGMAT math books but i didnt get to do all the problems, only revied and did selected parts of it. To prepare for English I used MGMAT SC book. My critical reasoning is solid and since english is my second language reading comprehension is a hit or miss. I also did a couple of Kaplan CAT test and i scored 560.

Taking the test I found math to be little to easy and i also ran out of time at the end. Again I got stuck on some questions for too long, most likely anwsered the wrong (that was the first question i think) and got easier questions. Math score 39

English was a killer. I never have a good sense whether I am doing good or bad, but clearly score of 23 says it all. I could be quesing is all that i know

My question is hot to get English down? People have done it and i dont feel i cant do it too! I can devote 4 hours a day and even more on weekends(i would like to take the test in the next 5-6 weeks) When I am working on english i never know if I am doing any progress or not. (i feel I can get the math down with more drills, but I seriously need to improve my English score)
I would like to know how to approach English part of GMAT better. When Im studying at home what should i be doing. Unfortunately we dont have any tutors in our country. Has anyone tried online tutors, who do you reccomend and how that worked out?

To achieve a score or 640 and if I improve my math to 45 where should my english score be?

Thank you,

Aljaž

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05 Mar 2011, 07:30
For a quant score of 45, a verbal score of 36 will give you a 650
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05 Mar 2011, 13:51
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I can say for sure get your Maths in line with English score. Though English is an actual killer for everyone, but dont keep any stone unturned for Maths as well.

Another important tip I can give is that take 2 hours stretches of undisturbed study patches. I will help you to build up stamina and also plan you accordingly.
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05 Mar 2011, 22:36
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I would say for english, go through verbal forum here and do more and more practice.
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05 Mar 2011, 23:59
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Thank you guys!

I bought GMAT Club Grammar book and i will go over MGMAT SC again....now i have 6 more weeks to get ready. Verbal will be my focus, while i will cover all MGMAT Math books to improve on math as well!

I am starting today
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06 Mar 2011, 00:58
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Verbal is really hard for me also. I suppose it would be easier if we were english speakers.
I like RC99 for RC... It has easy, medium and hard passages.
I'm sure we can achieve it!
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06 Mar 2011, 08:51
I love the spirit here :D

Kudos to all of you all! :D

Yes... We can do it!
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06 Mar 2011, 09:03
I found that reading and critiquing/analyzing news editorials in the manner you'd do to a CR question helped me a lot for verbal. It also doubled as prep for the AWA.

All the best, you can do it!
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