I got my Gmat on Saturday and got a disappointed score of 590. First of all, sorry for my wording mistakes which reflect my verbal failure.
I started to study intensively 2 months ago. I used Manhattan SC, Aristotle SC and CR (half of the questions on Aristotle) and Official Guides.
I was pretty well on quantitative side (BS and MS in engineering). Before start to study for Gmat I was aware that verbal will be my nightmare as it happened.
On official guide I finished SC and CR parts with about 35% mistake. I just took my fisrt MGMAT CAT, 3 weeks prior to my real exam date and scored 660 - 45Q 35V. Then continue with official guide verbal question practices and review of Manhattan SC and Aristotle SC.
During my last week of preperation I took the following CATs
MGMAT CAT 2 680 - 48Q 35V
MGMAT CAT 3 630 - 45Q 32V
MGMAT CAT 4 690 - 49Q 35V
GMAT Prep CAT 1 650 - 49Q 30V (10 mistake on quantitative and 18 mistake on verbal) Missed last reading passage to gain some time
Real GMAT 590 49Q 21V
During the real exam I found IR part quite easy than MGMAT IR and also quant part is less tricky than MGMAT`s quant.
And my verbal, I spend about 10 minutes for the first 3 question (2SC and 1CR) then I felt that things are not going well. Hopefully I got a RC on 5-8 questions which calmed down me. With all the following SC I hesitated between 2 choices and lost a lot of time. I had 13 questions for the last 10 minutes, had a long RC which I passed to gain time. And result with a 21 on verbal.
I am planning to retake the exam. Do you have any book, exam tactics advise for me?
Every suggestion would be so appreciated