I'm new to this club and this is my first posting. I've been scanning these forums for the past 10 days and have been very impressed by some of the posters, especially the experienced ones and their desire to help students achieve their goals.
I'm a finanical analyst in New York and am planning to take the test at the end of this month so only have 3 and a half weeks left. I have pretty hectic hours which makes it hard to study, but am determined to do well on the GMAT. I enrolled in the Kaplan
calssroom course which I have not found to be very helpful to be honest.
My goal is to get 700+. I took my second practice test (Kaplan
gives its students 8 CATs to work on) today and scored 650. I got a 48 in Quant and only 30 in verbal. I'm stronger at Quant but I didn't expect to get so low in Verbal. To be honest I have only seriously practiced for the past couple of weeks or so, so I still have a lot more work to do. I'm hoping I can get up to 700 within the next 3 weeks but I am genuinely worried about Verbal because I feel like there's only so much I can improve there. My strategy is to go thru OG 11
and Kaplan 800
over the next 3 weeks and do atleast 8 more CATs (a couple of PR ones as well as GMATPrep along with the Kaplan
CATs) but I'm not sure if that will be enough to improve substanially in Verbal. My target is to get a score of 50 in Quant and 40 in Verbal - I feel like Quant is possible but Verbal will be hard.
My question is should I do anything different strategy wise to improve substantially in Verbal over the next 3 weeks? I am not much of a reader so I find myself under significant time constraints during Verbal. May be I'm approaching it wrong or maybe its just that I'm not that good but I really want to improve here. Would really appreciate any feedback, especially from some of the expereinced folks here.
Thanks a bunch in advance.