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Verbal help/Prep strategy asking for constructive advice [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2008, 09:16
Hello……

Ive read some debriefs and as im currently prepping aswell I wanted to ask anyone who wishes to help how they prepared for the CR and RC portions of the verbal and got atleast above a 30-35 which is what im looking to score. I see everyone recommending various books/strategies for verbal when I myself believe that all one has to do is practice, be familiar with question types and read carefully there is no magic. Some people say the Powerscore book is too long (250 pages) while others say MGMAT RC & CR book is not that good. I had a friend who used MGMAT and said that it was fine. I know its a defference of opinion and what works for others may not work for someone else. Im at a loss as I don’t know how to effectively prepare for the verbal portion I would like to score preferable between 30 and 35. I know that for verbal the explanations in the OG are crucial to know why each and every answer is right or wrong. Thats what i plan to do. Can you share with me how you prepared and offer me some constructive advice?


Im using:

MGMAT Quant all 5 books
MGMAT Sentence Correction
OG All three books
Math Bible by Jeff Sackman

CATS:
Powerprep, GMATPREP, MGMAT ( Im a little worried because i've read that MGMAT cats are difficult but they do prepare you for the quant portion, if anyone can offer advice in regards to my target score and situation id very much appreciate someones advice)

Im planning an aggressive study session over the next 6 weeks. building my findamentals and then attacking the MGMAT Quant guides again to make sure i know how to do each and every problem in the guides. After that, attack OG11.

My target score is 540…….

My schools Average is 530 while their 80% is 480 - 660.

Is this doable within a 1.5 months?

Thanks kindly
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Re: Verbal help/Prep strategy asking for constructive advice [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2008, 10:05
550 is certainly doable score with a 1.5 month of preparation. Rather I will suggest you set your target score higher (650+) so that even if the exam has some surprise you have still some room to accommodate your score. With the materials you have mentioned, 600+ is a doable. However it depends upon your individual stamina. A lot of people who say that MGMAT CR and RC volume is not good means that they probably wants to say that the juice is not just enough for 700+ score. But anyway the materials you do have are enough to pull out 650+ score.
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Re: Verbal help/Prep strategy asking for constructive advice [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2008, 13:37
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There's a wealth of information at your disposal coming from advice given to other posters in your same situation. I would suggest you browse through successful test-takers' debriefs as well to take some pointers. Some things may or may not apply to your case as your background/strengths/weaknesses may not be general to everyone, but there will definitely be some points here and there that will be very helpful when you collect them all and apply them to your specific situation. Basically, the short answer is that you should browse through the forums and take pointers from the collective knowledge. Hope that helps.
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