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What is the best way to go from 42V to 45V+?

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What is the best way to go from 42V to 45V+? [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 12:57
I am a native English speaker and scored a 42V on the GMAT last Friday. In GMATPrep, I either missed one RC or got 100% correct every time. I usually missed an equal number of SC and CR. I have gone through the MGMAT books. Are there any general suggestions anyone could offer?

On a side note, I really do admire those of you who are foreigners, yet are still able to score high on verbal. I am not sure if I could do that if I were not a native English speaker.
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Re: What is the best way to go from 42V to 45V+? [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2012, 08:45
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In my experience, one's verbal performance needs to be almost perfect for a very high score. I suggest rereading your SC and CR guidebooks multiple times and reinforcing those concepts with question practice. You also need to be proactive on the forums; answer as many questions as possible here and fully explain your answer choices. You currently have 17 posts. Try to devote 100 or 200 posts to answering verbal questions. And for question review, fully read every explanation, even if you answer a question correctly.

Another issue concerns test strategy. Many feel mentally drained by the time they reach the verbal section - especially toward the end. Make sure to take all of the allotted breaks, stretch, splash water on your face, and eat something.

The formula for success might seem simple, but it requires a lot of effort. Your verbal score of 42V is excellent, so it's certainly possible for you to reach your new goal. But don't forget the math section! There's room to improve there as well.
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Re: What is the best way to go from 42V to 45V+? [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 08:58
I fully agree about quantitative. In my own defense, I was scoring 48-49 on GMATPrep, but had a lot of anxiety during the actual GMAT. I will work on that.

I will also start getting more involved in GMATClub. I will also re-read MGMAT SC and start looking at PowerScore CR. Thank you for the advice.
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