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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2011, 13:18
What is your usual split in verbal? (%-correct for sc, cr and rc?)
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2011, 14:39
Mackieman wrote:
What is your usual split in verbal? (%-correct for sc, cr and rc?)

RC - I get only 1-2 wrong
SC - 40% wrong
CR - 50% wrong

In my earlier tests, taken more than 3 weeks back, I used to get almost all RC wrong. The RC has ow boosted my score but at the same time the bad news is the no. of correct answers for SC and CR is constant despite my study overthe last few weeks.
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2011, 14:45
heygirl wrote:
Mackieman wrote:
What is your usual split in verbal? (%-correct for sc, cr and rc?)

RC - I get only 1-2 wrong
SC - 40% wrong
CR - 50% wrong

In my earlier tests, taken more than 3 weeks back, I used to get almost all RC wrong. The RC has ow boosted my score but at the same time the bad news is the no. of correct answers for SC and CR is constant despite my study overthe last few weeks.


Thats good RC stats. What material are you using for SC?
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 11:29
Mackieman wrote:
heygirl wrote:
Mackieman wrote:
What is your usual split in verbal? (%-correct for sc, cr and rc?)

RC - I get only 1-2 wrong
SC - 40% wrong
CR - 50% wrong

In my earlier tests, taken more than 3 weeks back, I used to get almost all RC wrong. The RC has ow boosted my score but at the same time the bad news is the no. of correct answers for SC and CR is constant despite my study overthe last few weeks.


Thats good RC stats. What material are you using for SC?


I use SC grail and MGMAT SC book. OG for practice.
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 11:30
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I use SC grail and MGMAT SC book. OG for practice.


okay, then you have all need to improve your SC :-)
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 12:17
Mackieman,
Yes. I do have whatever is necessary to crack the SC part:-). However, I find the MGMAT SC book too cluttered with stuff that we may not really need for SC. The SC Grail is MUCH better - it has a concise structure.
ForCR, I still need to develop my strategy.

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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 12:48
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Mackieman,
Yes. I do have whatever is necessary to crack the SC part:-). However, I find the MGMAT SC book too cluttered with stuff that we may not really need for SC. The SC Grail is MUCH better - it has a concise structure.
ForCR, I still need to develop my strategy.

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I agree with you regarding Aristotle, however when you have reached a certain level Aristotle is not enough and then it is time to start working with the more advanced parts of MGMAT SC.
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 15:11
Mackieman wrote:
heygirl wrote:
Mackieman,
Yes. I do have whatever is necessary to crack the SC part:-). However, I find the MGMAT SC book too cluttered with stuff that we may not really need for SC. The SC Grail is MUCH better - it has a concise structure.
ForCR, I still need to develop my strategy.

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I agree with you regarding Aristotle, however when you have reached a certain level Aristotle is not enough and then it is time to start working with the more advanced parts of MGMAT SC.

I agree - I need to use the MGMAT SC book and drill it into my head somehow :P
By the way, Good Luck for your test tommorow...let us know how it goes
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 06:34
Yep, any suggestions for SC; its the bottleneck for me as I am aiming for a 40+ V score and I am at 38 now for gmat prep1 with 9 wrong in SC, 2 in CR, all correct in RC

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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 07:34
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Yep, any suggestions for SC; its the bottleneck for me as I am aiming for a 40+ V score and I am at 38 now for gmat prep1 with 9 wrong in SC, 2 in CR, all correct in RC

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Personally, I feel SC can be improved a lot as compared to RC or may be CR. Just go through all the rules of SC from the MGMAT SC book. If you have done the SC book then do it again. I always find new things each time I review the MGMAT SC book. I found the Aristotle SC great too. Did you do all the OG questions of SC? I think the OG has excellent explanations for SC.
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 10:18
Guys, do not forget to practice CR. I thought I had CR under control, around 90% correct in GMAT-prep and 70% in MGMAT. On the real test day the CR-questions were much harder than anything I ever encountered on GMATprep.
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 11:58
Mackieman wrote:
Guys, do not forget to practice CR. I thought I had CR under control, around 90% correct in GMAT-prep and 70% in MGMAT. On the real test day the CR-questions were much harder than anything I ever encountered on GMATprep.

Agree with you on the CR part, mackieman. From what I remember, in my last GMAT attempt some 4 months back, the CR's were brutal. RC was manageable and SC was ok(little on the trickier side).
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 12:14
Update - I just took a CAT test, MGMAT one and scored 630(Q43,V33). Unfortunately, one RC passage and 3-4 other questions were repeats from previous tests. And , I remembered the answers to 2 questions(not the RCs). So these 2 questions may have inflated my score. May be my actual score is 590-600?

My SC accuracy has improved a lot, only 2 wrong in this test; CR has remained the same and RC has dipped A LOT. For me, RC accuracy is mainly attributed to my concentration levels. I know that I could have performed better but somehow could not get myself to concentrate today(I know that this could happen on the test day too)!

My concern for verbal is - when I review one part, say SC, and take a test, then the SC score really shoots up for me but I get many questions wrong on the other 2 parts of VErbal. What can I do for this? Should I review all 3 parts together daily?

In Quant - my accuracy is almost 60% right always. I never seem to get more than this and neither does it dip below this. Effectively, my Quant scores is always between 40-44.

What can I do to tame this monster :shock: ? I'm getting mentally sick of my capacity :?
I want to be uniform in the whole test. Unfortunately that is not happening for me :cry:
My target score : 700 would be great, but 650-670 is fine.
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 19:22
I'm in similar situation as far as Verbal is concerned. I'm just practicing CR questions from OG11 now and MGMAT 25 supplement questions. Let's see where my score goes in up coming tests. Good luck for preparation.
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 19:31
rg1 wrote:
I'm in similar situation as far as Verbal is concerned. I'm just practicing CR questions from OG11 now and MGMAT 25 supplement questions. Let's see where my score goes in up coming tests. Good luck for preparation.

I have the OG 11 too, may be I should use it for Verbal. We are in the same level(courtesy: MGMAT CAT scores :-D )
What is your target score,by the way?
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 19:36
I'm aiming for 700+ score. I was performing good in Quant but always get stuck in 2-3 questions each taking 5-7 minutes. Next time, I'll avoid getting stuck on any Quant question. Hope this would improve my score.
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 19:44
rg1 wrote:
I'm aiming for 700+ score. I was performing good in Quant but always get stuck in 2-3 questions each taking 5-7 minutes. Next time, I'll avoid getting stuck on any Quant question. Hope this would improve my score.

Good Luck, rg1. :-)
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 21:31
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Guys, do not forget to practice CR. I thought I had CR under control, around 90% correct in GMAT-prep and 70% in MGMAT. On the real test day the CR-questions were much harder than anything I ever encountered on GMATprep.



Do you think it's wise to practice LSAT CR?
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Re: My GMAT journey and your inputs [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 21:33
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Guys, do not forget to practice CR. I thought I had CR under control, around 90% correct in GMAT-prep and 70% in MGMAT. On the real test day the CR-questions were much harder than anything I ever encountered on GMATprep.



Also, what did you think about RC? Was it generally straightforward or convoluted?
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Concerning the fact that you forget 2 verbal parts' patterns while reviewing the third's ones maybe the following will help: when you read, for instance, MGMAT SC book write short notes in your notebook, making kind of an extract of the key issues (it's better than reading other people's notes since you memorize a lot more). After having it done for all books you will obtain a list of "to do/to remember etc." things. Simply review it before taking any test and do your best! As you will take a lot more than 2-3 tests you will read this extract quite often and eventually remember almost everything or everything that you have written.
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