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Seeking Help! Just took GMAT and scored 360...targeting 720

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Seeking Help! Just took GMAT and scored 360...targeting 720 [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2012, 08:14
Hi,

I just took GMAT and scored on 360 :( Very disappointed.

Though, I did not expect it to be that great, my highest score in my mock test was 530 and frankly wasn't expecting great on GMAT DAY.

I am targeting 720, am willing to wait for 3-4 months and want to take GMAT with thorough practice. I am looking for proper directions and exact things to follow from right books to mocks. Before GMAT I have completed OG 13 Verbal section only. I was pathetic at verbal section during the test and want to put all that behind.

Request you to please help me with proper directions, right books, mocks etc.

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Sam
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Re: Seeking Help! Just took GMAT and scored 360...targeting 720 [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2012, 10:04
Like they say,ifyou've never failed...you've never lived. Don't loose hope, every big achievemnt was first a failure.
I am myself no achiever, just gave the gmat n messed it up under pressure.
However, I would recommend few things to start with :


1) Maths: Use manhattan guides, they start with very basic concepts and then will make you reach a level where you'll be able to solve 85 % of GMAT questions.
Trust me, they are very helpful.

2) CR : I used Manhattan CR book for CR as well, however I feel a book cant really teach CR.
I read in one of the post which recommened that we need to know the conclusion first, check whether question asks us to strengthen/weaken it and then accordingly think in mind what could have supported/weakened it.
Then read the options and see which one is the closest you were looking for.

3) SC : I read Manhattan SC, a very good book, you should use it too. However, SC initially was tough for me. I started scoring an 80% accuracy only after I started paying more attention to the sentence and then analyzed what its talking about. Analyzing the sentence n understatnding its theme helped me a lot.

For SC n CR refer to old OGs , dn;t focus on speed initially, first focus on accuracy, one you have accuracy, go for speed.

4) RC : I am myself struggling with it a bit. Can't really help.

Thanks
Smartmanav
Re: Seeking Help! Just took GMAT and scored 360...targeting 720   [#permalink] 05 Aug 2012, 10:04
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