I am an SE asian, non native english speaker. I had a kaplan
gmat course back on 2004, but didn't take the exam that time because I got a good job offered. However, I scored around 550-560 with Kaplan
's test at that time.
I took a gmat on Nov 2006 with a terrible score of 490 (Q47V13)
Shame on my I got fifth percentile on the Verbal. I was targetting about 550 for the first time so at least I can apply for local business school, but the result was too bad. I spent whole 3 days preparing before the test.
On Jan 2007, I got 530 (Q44V19)
. Still a pain in my arse. I tried hard to focus on Verbal part, resulting my verbal score increased a little bit, but my Quant decreased because I confused with the 1st Quant question (wordy) and picked up the wrong answer.
I think I am quite okay with my english because I got 86/120 for my first attemp to TOEFL iBt, Reading25/Speaking14/Listening23/Writing24. (Please ignore the speaking part, i had some stupid problem with the testing center)
My materials are everything of Kaplan
's, and a PR 2005.
So, is there any way to increase my score up to 680 in 2 months? What should I do? Which area should I concentrate? and which material is recommended for me?