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TOTAL DISASTER: PLEASE HELP. [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2013, 20:14
Today I gave my GMAT. I booked my date after scoring well on a couple of tests.
My score patterns were
MGMAT1 630
MGMAT2 680
MGMAT3 710
MGMAT4 710
MGMAT5 730
MGMAT6 740

GMATPREP1(July 10,2013 610)

GMATPREP2(5th October, 2013 720)

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GMATPREP1(8th October, 2013 ,710).

Today I fared very poorly.

Overall 610
IR 7
Quant 50
Verbal 22.

I always knew that Verbal would be the game changer because I get 51 in maths with some exception of 50 scores..
I really improved my SC concepts and my SC accuracy was more than 95% in MGMAT tests and above 85% in gmatprep. CR used to be somewhere around that 65% mark with some exceptions of 80%
But I fared badly in RC in most of my mocks tests. Surprisingly in the last 3 mocks my percentage of RC went up
9/12
10/12
11/13.
The performance in RC was a major factor that made me to book today's GMAT date.
I really felt a lot of difficulty in RC and was not at all sanguine in almost all the questions which I was answering.
Did not face a single Boldface question which probably indicates how bad I was performing in CR.

Can you please provide me guidance. I know am capable of breaking that barrier of 750. But today's performance has destroyed my confidence. Since I want to retake my examination after the next 31 days please suggest me how to improve, I will be missing all the deadlines of first round. So i definitely want to apply in second round.Considering the time constraint please help me.
Eagerly waiting for your reply.
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Re: TOTAL DISASTER: PLEASE HELP. [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2013, 21:09
andybond87 wrote:
Today I gave my GMAT. I booked my date after scoring well on a couple of tests.
My score patterns were
MGMAT1 630
MGMAT2 680
MGMAT3 710
MGMAT4 710
MGMAT5 730
MGMAT6 740

GMATPREP1(July 10,2013 610)

GMATPREP2(5th October, 2013 720)

RESET
GMATPREP1(8th October, 2013 ,710).

Today I fared very poorly.

Overall 610
IR 7
Quant 50
Verbal 22.

I always knew that Verbal would be the game changer because I get 51 in maths with some exception of 50 scores..
I really improved my SC concepts and my SC accuracy was more than 95% in MGMAT tests and above 85% in gmatprep. CR used to be somewhere around that 65% mark with some exceptions of 80%
But I fared badly in RC in most of my mocks tests. Surprisingly in the last 3 mocks my percentage of RC went up
9/12
10/12
11/13.
The performance in RC was a major factor that made me to book today's GMAT date.
I really felt a lot of difficulty in RC and was not at all sanguine in almost all the questions which I was answering.
Did not face a single Boldface question which probably indicates how bad I was performing in CR.

Can you please provide me guidance. I know am capable of breaking that barrier of 750. But today's performance has destroyed my confidence. Since I want to retake my examination after the next 31 days please suggest me how to improve, I will be missing all the deadlines of first round. So i definitely want to apply in second round.Considering the time constraint please help me.
Eagerly waiting for your reply.


What is your strategy for RC? It sounds like you do really well on GMAT CATs when you are able to handle the RC passages. You need to go through more RC passages and analyze what it is about some of them that causes you trouble. You then need to have a strategy about how to handle the RC passages you're doing poorly on. Some passages are really dense and hard to read. The best way to attack those is to just make sure you remember the structure well enough that you can quickly refer to the relevant part of the passage when going through the questions. At least you owned quant :!:
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Re: TOTAL DISASTER: PLEASE HELP. [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2013, 15:51
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You gotta improve your verbal, period.
From the info you provided, I can't really give any more feedback. There are plenty of study plans for verbal including the MGMAT Books which have a built in study plan. I would use and focus on those.

Best Regards,
BB.

P.S. Don't think it is a total disaster by the way....
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Re: TOTAL DISASTER: PLEASE HELP. [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 15:38
Go For E Gmat Online course. It will for sure help u increase ur verbal score
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Re: TOTAL DISASTER: PLEASE HELP. [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 07:30
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Dear Andy,

I know it hurts after a not so successful attempt, but please don't loose hope. Let this failure be a teacher and take away all the god points that may help you going forward. Forget about the rest of not so useful memory.
As BB has correctly pointed , Verbal is what you need to hunt down completely. Go through MGMAT books especially the SC and CR.
Try Power Score CR Bible for a further deep dive into the CR world.
I believe it is very important to take paid guidance from some test prep company , who have mentored and guided many successful GMAT re-takers. One such course is e-gmat. You can try their Verbal. I personally found it immensely useful. I was struggling in few areas of SC. Payal@e-gmat knows exactly where a student may fumble and how GMAT can take advantage of that position. I have heard many good things about Knewton courses as well(though I have not tried Knewton). Pick up a course and start fresh.
All the best for the next attempt.
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Re: TOTAL DISASTER: PLEASE HELP.   [#permalink] 24 Oct 2013, 07:30
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