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SC Problems _ how many to get right [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2004, 01:03
I do have a serious problem on the SC side. I am going to take the test in 2 weeks . As of now, my scores on Kaplan are about 560-580, Princeton about 620-640 and times higher.

I have already completed OG about 1.5 times and in practice sessions in which I take about 40 questions and practice consistently these are the types of scores that I am getting

RC - 40Q - 35 R ( right )
CR - 40Q- 36 R
SC - 40Q - 29 R sometimes even lesser but never less than 26/27.

Going by the above , if i perform average on D day , I would get hit seriously by the low SC scores.

Any thoughts on how bad it can get. I am just trying to see how all of you guys are performing in practice sessions.

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Re: SC Problems _ how many to get right [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2004, 01:16
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I do have a serious problem on the SC side. I am going to take the test in 2 weeks . As of now, my scores on Kaplan are about 560-580, Princeton about 620-640 and times higher.

I have already completed OG about 1.5 times and in practice sessions in which I take about 40 questions and practice consistently these are the types of scores that I am getting

RC - 40Q - 35 R ( right )
CR - 40Q- 36 R
SC - 40Q - 29 R sometimes even lesser but never less than 26/27.

Going by the above , if i perform average on D day , I would get hit seriously by the low SC scores.

Any thoughts on how bad it can get. I am just trying to see how all of you guys are performing in practice sessions.

Ciao





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You know that you can estimate your score here, right?
http://www.gmatclub.com/content/resourc ... /index.php


Unfortunately, I was always strong in grammar as it is just a bunch of rules that can be learnt and don't require any creativity, sort of like math. I hope I am not offending anyone, as I referring to gmat math ;)

I used a book that has been out of print for a long time.

Most often, the basics are the main reason for mistakes. You seem to have a good grip on the stats on SC. I recommend figuring out the main problem areas and specifically, making sure you don't make mistakes on the same question again. Take a practice section with just the questions you got wrong and see how you "understood" your mistakes there and what is still lacking.

I wish I had a good Grammar book in mind :oops:
I know this site is not bad:
http://www.englishgrammar101.com/

Also check the links section , Verbal GMAT
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2004, 01:40
BB,

i think the score calculator helped to reduce some of the anxiety.

thanks for the reply. But I do understand that there are rules and rules in grammar and since you tend to hear all the junk ( value add , strategic ) and tend to write them too.

On your suggestion on trying to do problems, I tried to do it once but the fact remains that I was doing things by memory and not by logic. Shall give it a try once again.

BTW, if you were practising on a bank of 40 SC Questions do you think you would have got all of them right .

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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2004, 01:45
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BB,

i think the score calculator helped to reduce some of the anxiety.

thanks for the reply. But I do understand that there are rules and rules in grammar and since you tend to hear all the junk ( value add , strategic ) and tend to write them too.

On your suggestion on trying to do problems, I tried to do it once but the fact remains that I was doing things by memory and not by logic. Shall give it a try once again.

BTW, if you were practising on a bank of 40 SC Questions do you think you would have got all of them right .

Thanks and keep posting.



Yes, indeed, as soon as you work through a question, you don't forget it, but still, you can at least try to remember why it was wrong, my last chance to convince you to try it :wink:

As to getting things right, SC was my strongest part always, and I would be really upset if I missed more than 2 in Kaplan's set of 15. Usually I got 1 or none wrong, but I did SC for fun and relaxation before reading, so.... if you don't consider SC a "fun" activity, you will probably have different standards.

By the way, I never scored higher than 640 on Kaplan.
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