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Stuck with a score of 25(35%) in verbal after months of prep [#permalink]
23 Sep 2012, 10:24
I appeared for GMAT exam on 31st May,12. Score was 600 ( Q48, V25).
Although I was disheartened with the results , I knew that my verbal concepts and my verbal preparation for the exam was not good. I believed that there was a big scope of improvement in verbal .
Then I decided to reappear for GMAT once again and I enrolled for egmat verbal courses ( Full Course).
Honestly speaking I followed e-gmat and MGMAT study material in SC / CR in detail. I strongly feel that my verbal concepts are clear and strategies are well aligned. I perform OK in my practice sessions of OG and OG Review with 75% accuracy.
This weekend I took my first MGMAT mock test . But Alas! verbal score was 25 with 50% correct in each section ( CR/RC/SC). I was unable to complete last 5 questions due to lack of time.
SO I am performing miserably with poor accuracy and low speed. I am unable to figure out how to improve my verbal score.
Can someone please suggest a strategy that I must follow.
I am targeting a 40 in verbal. Target exam date is 31st October, 12.
I am kinda in the same situation. Gave my GMAT today, scoring 31 in Verbal. I know most of the experts on the forum would suggest the study plan created by bb (forum/study-plan-for-verbal-gmat-98342. html) But, here is the troubling part.
I have done most of the things suggested in the plan. Honestly, I have. I am non-native speaker but a fluent speaker and fairly active reader. The strategies suggested for CR and SC, I have been following them since I started preparing. For the practice part, I practiced Official Guide 13, Verbal OG 2, GMATPrep, Manhattan SC. My score never fell below 75% accuracy in any section of Verbal content I practiced, rather for most of the part, accuracy averaged around 82-83%, a couple of times even touching 90+% accuracy. AND I have done all the questions in OG 13, Verbal OG, GMATPrep properly timed - at max 2 mins per question. I understand its not a Great accuracy, but it no way correlates with a score 31 (59%ile). I am utterly confused. I even gave three MGMATs. Never in any exam have I scored above 34 in Verbal. I just cant understand why I cant replicate the verbal performance while practicing, in an exam.
If it helps in analyzing, I have never had problems in Quant, be it in practice OR Exam.
Some help/suggestions would really help. I don't want to spend big amount on taking coaching.
Please ignore the GMAT kind of grammatical errors in this message (Clearly, I have got no result from correcting sentences in my day to day convo/read, so I did not want to make effort for the same while writing this message)
Re: Stuck with a score of 25(35%) in verbal after months of prep [#permalink]
20 Dec 2012, 10:40
I'm struggling with same issues folks. Scored a 600 and then 610. I want to drastically improve my verbal. Would you guys like to get together, form a strategy, discuss questions and make study plans. Kindly let me know if this is the case and we can take it from there.
Thanks and Regards, Charu
Thanks and Regards, Charu Kapoor
Never Never Never GIVE UP !! Consider KUDOS in case I was able to help you.
Re: Stuck with a score of 25(35%) in verbal after months of prep
20 Dec 2012, 10:40