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Totally broken in Verbal... [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 00:40
Although this has been discussed many times here but I need a personal advice from those who have actully experienced it......

Guys I am in an urgent need of advice. I have given GMAT twice getting a good quant score each time but my experiences with verbal have been awful. I have scored too low with 20 in the 1st attempt and 25 in the latest. Also, each time I have been running out of time in verbal section so much so that I left 6 questions unattempted in my latest exam. I am totally broken and cannot find a way to improve. Untill now I did ony self study with CAT relevant materials (CAT is a competitive exam in India) and didnt even touch the OG (my biggest mistake :cry: )
I really need some advice on which course should I opt for to improve in less time. I have always been a good student in english but these consistently low marks are really getting over my mind and now I have got a last chance to give GMAT again in a month around 15th April. My target score is the 40-45 mark range. Also, my location doesnot permit me to get a personal tution so I am looking for a good online course to help me achieve my target.
Please help me since this is going to be my last chance and is my only hope :cry:

Also can someone can tell me how much penality is there for unattempted questions??
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Re: Totally broken in Verbal... [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 11:23
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pariearth wrote:
Although this has been discussed many times here but I need a personal advice from those who have actully experienced it......

Guys I am in an urgent need of advice. I have given GMAT twice getting a good quant score each time but my experiences with verbal have been awful. I have scored too low with 20 in the 1st attempt and 25 in the latest. Also, each time I have been running out of time in verbal section so much so that I left 6 questions unattempted in my latest exam. I am totally broken and cannot find a way to improve. Untill now I did ony self study with CAT relevant materials (CAT is a competitive exam in India) and didnt even touch the OG (my biggest mistake :cry: )
I really need some advice on which course should I opt for to improve in less time. I have always been a good student in english but these consistently low marks are really getting over my mind and now I have got a last chance to give GMAT again in a month around 15th April. My target score is the 40-45 mark range. Also, my location doesnot permit me to get a personal tution so I am looking for a good online course to help me achieve my target.
Please help me since this is going to be my last chance and is my only hope :cry:

Also can someone can tell me how much penalty is there for unattempted questions??

Dear Pariearth,

First of all, as for the penalty for questions you skip, see this blog:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/guessing-s ... -the-gmat/
That blog is mostly about guessing vs. skipping toward the end of a section. If you have to skip consistently in mid-section, you definitely need more prep work.

Here are some suggestions:
1) A GMAT study plan --- notice the ones that support verbal skills:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/gmat-study-schedule/
2) the very best thing you can do for your verbal skills ---- READ
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-reading-list/
3) an introduction to GMAT Verbal
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/introducti ... at-verbal/

Finally, because you asked about online prep, I would like to recommend Magoosh. We have 200+ video lessons, covering all the strategy & content you need. Because you have taken the GMAT already, you qualify for our score guarantee:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/score-guarantee
We provide email support & explanations for any of our questions as well as for any official materials (OG, GMAT Prep, etc.)
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Re: Totally broken in Verbal... [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 05:55
Thanks Mike I will definately give it a try.
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Dear Pariearth,

First of all, as for the penalty for questions you skip, see this blog:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/guessing-s ... -the-gmat/
That blog is mostly about guessing vs. skipping toward the end of a section. If you have to skip consistently in mid-section, you definitely need more prep work.

Here are some suggestions:
1) A GMAT study plan --- notice the ones that support verbal skills:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/gmat-study-schedule/
2) the very best thing you can do for your verbal skills ---- READ
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-reading-list/
3) an introduction to GMAT Verbal
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/introducti ... at-verbal/

Finally, because you asked about online prep, I would like to recommend Magoosh. We have 200+ video lessons, covering all the strategy & content you need. Because you have taken the GMAT already, you qualify for our score guarantee:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/score-guarantee
We provide email support & explanations for any of our questions as well as for any official materials (OG, GMAT Prep, etc.)
Here's a practice RC question:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/1205
Here's a practice CR question:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3128
Here's a practice SC question:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3284
For each one of those, when you submit your answer, the following page will have a complete video explanation. Each one of our 700+ GMAT questions has its own video explanation, for accelerated learning. Let me know if you have any questions.

Mike :-)
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Re: Totally broken in Verbal... [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 21:24
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Dear Pariearth,

The verbal sections of CAT and GMAT are very different. One of our experts Chiranjeev, an ex IIM A grad, is a 99.97 percentile scorer on CAT. He had to put in three weeks to score 770 on the GMAT. GMAT Verbal requires a dedicated and diligent approach and we can definitely help you there. Take the free trial. Also attend the free session this Saturday on how to approach Sentence Correction. Click the link below to register.

http://egmat.adobeconnect.com/sc1-march ... ation.html

Bottom line - dont be disheartened. Since you have done well on quant, you have the potential to do well on GMAT verbal if you are willing to put in the hard work.

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