I kept an error log
of my verbal CR and SC while practicing questions from OG12
and Verbal 2nd edition. I did fairly well and didn't have one big weakness per error log
. Moreover, 2nd GMAT attempt was really heartbreaking and has hurt my ego. It's painful to face the defeat from gmat, which i'm not accustomed to. Who would like to accept a defeat?
Probably, this is the reason I couldn't figure out what went wrong. Also, I somehow realized that RC isn't as learnable as CR and SC are. So I went with my average reading habit and skills for RC. Needless to say that i'm not a james bond when it comes to RC. So i performed consistently inconsistent with RC.
Also, i'm mentally tired after practicing/focusing for this monster test for about an year now and probably, have new syndrome called gmat fatigue. After discussing with BB, i'm planning to focus on veritas
CR books to get additional fresh questions for about 10 days starting from the day when books arrive.
In the mean time, I'll work on SC questions from GMATPrep document and my own custom questions from error log
I'm feeling that working on passages is not going to help much; therefore I need to work on RC in more non traditional way by reading business/science magazines. I also have to be cautious that I don't get overwhelmed and that I achieve something from each week's dedicated preparation.
The only thing to feel good about was an increase in AWA score from 4.5 to 5.
Any commentary is welcome.
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My GMAT Journey