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Reached Verbal Plateau - Help!!

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Reached Verbal Plateau - Help!! [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2013, 07:31
Hello All

I will be writing my GMAT again in another 20 days.

Last time I scored Q48, V33 : 660 on the GMAT with a a flawless 6/6 in AWA

I need help from experts and forum experienced members. I am using MGMAT CAT's as a standard to test my verbal score and raise the score. Last 3 mock's the scores have been 38,37,38 while verbal scores have been 49,50,46 respectively. I am pretty confident in Quant.

In case of verbal I have been always lagging behind time and by the time I reach 29-30th question , I have roughly 10 minutes to spare only. What I have seen is that due to shortage of time , whenever RC comes in last 10 mins (and it always does on MGMAT) I am completely not in a position to read the passage and answer it. My RC accuracy , whenever RC comes in last 10 Questions is below 30% !! This can have other effects , because of pressure I might make other silly mistakes on CR and SC.

Should I instead focus on getting other questions right and just guess the last RC and move on? Or should I try spend lesser time on CR and RC (my strong areas) so as to make out time for the last RC during a CAT?

I am afraid of guessing on the last RC as I have heard the last few questions matter a lot in calculation of the final score . Need inputs! Thanks!

I need to get above 40 on verbal to acheive my score of >720 ! Please help.
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Re: Reached Verbal Plateau - Help!! [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2013, 05:01
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Can someone please help me on this??

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Re: Reached Verbal Plateau - Help!! [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2013, 10:19
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You should speed up your SC as much as you can so you can free up time for RC.

RC will eat up time, especially if you are a non-native English speaker. Two strategies include:

1) Figure out how to read quickly and still understand the passage.

--Note that you can aim to do this, but it's difficult to guarantee you'll actually be able to read it quickly on exam date.

2) Speed up SC and CR.

Many SC questions can be done in <20-30 seconds--IF you know how to spot what is being tested. There are certain tricks to SC to help you speed up. But with RC--it's less about tricks and more about smart tips. As an example, please see these RC videos: http://www.gmatpill.com/practice-questi ... -guide-rc/

You can also take a full-length practice test here: http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-t ... ctice-test
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Re: Reached Verbal Plateau - Help!!   [#permalink] 17 Sep 2013, 10:19
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