I'm sure this has been asked before by other people but please bear with my query as I am planning to adopt this strategy to improve my verbal score.
I gave my GMAT last Monday and got abysmal 28 in verbal section and the low score reduced my overall score to 680 though I aced in quant section with a score of 51.
Generally when I give mock test, my accuracy in CR is about 85-95%, RC is about 60-90% based on my understand of the subject, and SC is about 35-60%.
During the real GMAT verbal section, I completed 16-17 questions in the first 30 minutes, which included two RCs that I know were correctly answered. Post that, I got an extra tough RC and the set of question 17-25 took 22 minutes to complete. I gave extra time on that RC thinking that my SC is never good and CR can be done in less time as well. As I lost time in this set of 8 questions, I was left with 16 questions to be done in 23 minutes, where I stumbled to solve them quickly and in the end, I was disappointed to see a low score of 28.
In my another attempt, which I plan to give in mid-August, I plan to completely focus on two things:
1. Focus more on time management, as I gave about 4 mocks before my previous GMAT and people have raised some concern over it
2. Completely kill sentence correction.
For sentence correction, the last time I had done MGMAT (I found the book highly useful) SC book. However I kept my complete focus on the first 9 chapters and refrained from learning concepts from advanced chapters. I thought doing basics repeatedly would be lot better for me as I did not have good base in grammar and reading advanced chapters for the purpose of completing would not be best of the idea.
This time, I have started with MGMAT advanced chapters as well and focusing only on OG 13th
and OG Verbal
2nd Edition questions and reviewing them repeatedly through gmatclub forum. However, I am a also carried away by eGMAT
, which some of the people claim to be amazing and help a lot on improving SC skills. I have been through some of their free sessions, but I found the concepts that I already knew and maybe I just need more practice and grilling of each questions from OG and OG verbal
under timed conditions.
Please advice and confirm my plan.