Firstly do not be dejected. Purely judging by your scores I suspect that your verbal foundations need to be refined. You have top quality material but as you already know just doing problems from various guides is not the solution. You have to understand the solution and know the underlying concepts cold.
I suggest you look into MGMAT Foundations
of GMAT Verbal or download the GMAT Club Ultimate Grammar pdf. Practice the concepts and drills for a week or two and then re-do MGMAT verbal guides.
Also your score could also be a result of timing on Verbal. Did you do CATs under timing conditions and consistently finished verbal on time?
As far as Quant is concerned you can check out GMAT Club tests
and MGMAT Advanced Quant
guide to push your Quant score to around 48 to help with your overall percentile.
I personally think throwing money at verbal courses without having a foundation will not be beneficial. But, again people can offer advices but you know better what works for ya.
Give your hard work a second chance before joining a course.
You have taken a strong decision to fight the GMAT again that itself is winning half the battle.
Wish you only the best!
I took the GMAT a week back and didn't do well. I scored 550 (Q-45, V-24). I have been struggling to crack the verbal portion, particularly CR and SC. Before taking the test, I went through Manhattan guides for the SC,CR, and RC. I solved questions from the OG (Verbal) and took a few mocks before the actual test where I was around the 28-29 mark. I couldn't cross the 30 mark and to be honest I was getting confused in most of the questions.
I'm planning to retake the test. Please suggest me how to improve my verbal score. Are paid online sessions useful enough? If yes, which one to opt for? Please share your experience.
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