This is my first real post, but I have been viewing these forums for the past little while.
SO I just wrote the GMAT for the first time after preparing for a month and a bit and scored nowhere near my goals. I scored a 630 and was aiming for a 700.
To prepare for the exam, I did the usual and went through the 5 Kaplan
tests and the 6 Manhattan tests starting with a score of 610 and averaging 700 on the last 7 tests. My scores were also 680 and 700 for Gmat Prep 1 & 2 respectively.
.......So coming out of the test today I found that I was rushed for time on the verbal portion while everything else went great. Specifically, I was taken aback by 5 or 6 consecutive sentence correction questions I had to start. These were massive questions and were all completely underlined. I have a feeling this is where things started to head south as the length each of these questions was massive and were the equivalent to questions I found only 2 times in OG13.
I am very conflicted what to do as I have consistently finished the verbal portion of the practice exams early and scored around 41 (I got 33 in the real GMAT....). However, it is highly possible I don't know sentence construction rules well enough so that in longer sentences...trouble comes up!
Putting it all together I have a feeling,I feel I should get back to the basics? It is all very weird for me as I fluently read and write English and don't seem to have a problem with any of the other verbal portions of the exam including the essay.
Does anyone have any suggestions for some books that I could focus on sentence structure with? I don't mean GMAT specific, but sentence specific. I don't want to get killed here again and will be writing the GMAT again in 31 days.
Thanks in advance everyone!
PS..has anyone else ever started of the verbal portion with anything like this? It was actually making me feel sick...never seen anything like it....I honestly think I only had 3-4 sentence correction questions where the entire sentence was not one big underline.
PPS..Sorry if this is the wrong section to post my question in!