I recetly appeared for GMAT and scored Q49V28 overall 640. This was my second attempt on my first attempt in JAN this month I scored same with Q48V28 Overall 640. I also found myself in similar situation. Spending lot of time on RC, unable to recognize patterns in SC. For last 5 mins 3 questions were left but my brain totally froze hence randomly marked something.
My practise test scores in verbal were V31-34 in 2 GMAT Preps and one MGMAT Test. What should be my approach to improve the verbal score to 35-36 level.
Arun already gave some excellent advice, and I'm happy to add my 2¢ as well.
First of all, here's a blog about that last 3-5 minute rush, and how to choose skipping/guessing at the end of a section. http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/guessing-a ... -the-gmat/
Here's a blog on SC strategies:http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-sente ... trategies/
Of course, applying that and recognizing those SC patterns will involve sharpening your grammar skills.
, we have 200+ lesson videos, including a long series on GMAT SC grammar. We can teach you the patterns for which to look on SC. Similarly, we have videos that give clear strategies for RC. Each of our 800+ practice questions has its own video explanation, so you can get immediate feedback. Here's a sample RC question. http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/1205
When you submit your answer, the following page will have a video explanation --- one for the passage overall and one for the question itself.
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Finally, when you take it again, you'll need to think about Integrated Reasoning. Here's a free IR eBook I wrote:http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-integ ... ing-ebook/
I hope all that is helpful. Let me know if you have any further questions.
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