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my first mock test i gave, i scored a 540 (Q48 V20). i took another test today (after about 10-12 days) and scored a 610 (Q49 V24). my exam is in less than 3 weeks.
as you can see, i'm struggling in Verbal. i made 8 RC errors out of the total 18 errors in verbal.
what should i do? i have 1000 SC/CR/RC should i solve those? till now i've completed the manhattan series for verbal prep and practised questions from OG12. how do i up my score?! please advise !!
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Re: Mock GMAT - 610 (Q49 V24) .. exam in 3 weeks!! [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2012, 11:40
When you worked out the OG questions did you use an error log ? i.e. did you track all the questions that you got wrong ? You MUST Review each question properly . Don't do questions just for the heck of finishing them . Try to learn why you're making mistakes .

A verbal score of 24 indicates that your time management is bad or that you are a bit weak in all 3 sections . Do you do all your practice questions with a stopwatch ? This is very important , there is no point in getting a question right if it's going to take you 5 minutes to do the questions !
For CR and RC , the OG questions are more than enough . For SC you might need to do a bit more than the OG , but considering your time constraints I'd say just review all your mistakes in the OG and do the GMAT prep question pack 1 .

Hope this helps ! Best of luck ! Feel free to post back If you have more questions !

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Re: Mock GMAT - 610 (Q49 V24) .. exam in 3 weeks!! [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2012, 12:04
like i said, out of 18, i made 8 errors in RC. rest 10 were spread over SC and CR.
i feel that i've improved in SC and CR. i get answers right while practise but i still get a low score in the mock test.
yes, i have been marking the questions that i get wrong. i make a mark next to each question that i solve incorrectly, have a trouble getting an answer or which i dont understand completely.
even in RC, i've solved 50 questions (not RC) of the OG. i've been doing well there but i think it's during a mock test that i am unable to concentrate. i lose concentration easily by the time i reach the verbal section in the test.
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Re: Mock GMAT - 610 (Q49 V24) .. exam in 3 weeks!! [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2012, 09:39
Firstly what is your target score ?

Secondly you mentioned that you got 18 questions wrong . Were these mistakes equally spread or were a majority of them in the first 15 questions ?

You said that you were losing concentration towards the end of the test . This could be a sign that you've not taken enough practice tests to build up your stamina . Try to do more practice tests . How many practice tests have you totally taken toll till now.?

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Re: Mock GMAT - 610 (Q49 V24) .. exam in 3 weeks!! [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2012, 03:22
i'm aiming for a 700+
my quant is fine i just need to improve on verbal.

this was only my 2nd test that i had given.

my errors in the verbal were ques # - 2,3 6,7,8 14 17 19 23 25 27 32,33,34 37 39,40,41

as you can see, i made 7 errors in the last 10 questions. i completely lost focus by the time i reached them
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Re: Mock GMAT - 610 (Q49 V24) .. exam in 3 weeks!! [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2012, 04:15
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i'm aiming for a 700+
my quant is fine i just need to improve on verbal.

this was only my 2nd test that i had given.

my errors in the verbal were ques # - 2,3 6,7,8 14 17 19 23 25 27 32,33,34 37 39,40,41

as you can see, i made 7 errors in the last 10 questions. i completely lost focus by the time i reached them



Well there goes your answer. You have to improve your concentration. The GMAT is not only an intellectual examination but also a stamina test. You can just develop concentration through practice. Time your practices (especially on verbal, stick with timing rules). Also, walk us through your verbal experience: what are your verbal strategies? how do you handle lose of concentration?
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Re: Mock GMAT - 610 (Q49 V24) .. exam in 3 weeks!! [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2012, 08:49
i'm pretty comfortable with SC at the moment. i recently used Aristotle SC Grail and solved the 100 questions of the question bank. i've made an error log and took notes of mistakes that i made and the corrections. this way i can look over my mistakes easily. i've almost completed the OG as well.

my main trouble is with RC. i've read Manhattan RC and try to make notes while i read. it helps me comprehend the passage (but takes a little longer than i'm supposed to. about 45 sec. longer than normal to read a passage). but sometimes i'm unable to differentiate with answer options. they all look the same to me whenever there's an 'economic' or 'business' type of passage. i'm from an engg. background so i'm more comfortable with science related passages.

is there any other approach that i should follow for RC or just continue on practising and making notes while i read and create a 'headline' for each para (as a brief 1 line summary) ?

i actually panic when i lose concentration to be honest. i've only given 2 practise tests so far. i'll give a couple more soon and try to up my stamina.
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