I took gmatprep today, i scored 590 ( V - 26, Q - 44 ) , although i had to take it early morning immediately after waking up, i believe i could not focus on the test as i could otherwise, but did not have an option.
I need inputs for my prep for the next 8 days.
1) My accuracy at OG - SC 70%, CR - 70% and RC - 55%
2) Scores at Mgmat 600-640 ( Q - 43/44 and verbal 28-32 )
- 580 - ( Q - 42 , V - 26 )
I started my prep around dec 15th, so i have done OG only once till now.
I believe my strenths are SC and CR ( but only when i take them in slots of 15/20 problems
, when i take all of them together, i make a lot of mistakes )
My strategy for next seven days ( considering that i need 650 )
1) To take 3 practice tests ( no test in last two days from the date of test )
2) Review of manhattan advanced quant ( for strategy ) ==== am not sure this is right move or not
3) dedicate maximum time for SC, CR and RC ( in the order from hightest to lowest )
Recently i did verbal 2 guide - sc, rc and cr , my accuracy was as high as 75% ( combining all qs - not only first few of the guide ), so do you guys think i have the problem of pacing here ????
I really feel drained after 10/15 Qs of verbal , with quant i dont face this problem though.
Please suggest me strategy for the next 7 days.
Responding to a pm:
590 ( V - 26, Q - 44 ) - 8 days left
1. I see a decent Quant score. After Q 44, you need to review and learn to apply the concepts to higher level questions. At Q 50, the concepts are the same, only the application is trickier. Application is not something you learn in a week. If one's concepts are weak, a day with the right theory material can make a world of difference but it's another story with application. So my suggestion would be to let Quant be. Just practice a little bit everyday to stay in the zone.
2. Verbal score has a lot of scope of improvement. Your RC accuracy is quite low. 80% is pretty achievable with some practice. Knowing the various question types helps. I generally recommend the Veritas
RC book since it has some very good passages for practice and it gives you a strategy which works for a lot of people (with practice, of course). But I guess the book itself will take a week to get delivered! Whatever RC material you have, I would suggest you to read up on the various types of questions e.g. Universal, Inference etc and how to approach these question types. Again, familiarity with CR question types and a strategy to work with each one does a world of good. For SC, practice with the most common error categories helps you quickly identify the errors at decision points. Try and go through whatever theory you have for Verbal and practice as much as you can.
3. Three practice tests in the next 5 days might be a little too much. Keep them on a low priority. People tire out after taking a test and don't feel like coming back to books after that. So go through the things you have to go through first. Then, if you have the energy to take a test, go ahead. Tests only help you figure out what you know and what you don't. They don't teach you anything new.
4. It's common to tire out after the first few questions of Verbal. That makes you lose your concentration. Ensure that you take each break. Drink a few sips of water and grab a couple of bites to eat during each break. If coffee works for you, take some cold coffee in a flask. Whatever you need to re-energize yourself! A little bit of food goes a long way.
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