I am really worried about my verbal and would like to have some advise from GMATclub friends and experts.
In my first GMATPrep CAT, i scored 35 in verbal while my quant score was 44. My target score in quant is 50+ and verbal is 42+. My test date is Dec 2nd.
I did a lot of work in quant the last month and my score has really improved. The last Knewton
CAT I gave, my quant was 49 (made two mistakes which were really silly mistakes). I will iron out my flaws and come back strong. I am confident that I will get to my 50+ score in quant if I continue working hard.
Before that, the first 2 months I did a lot of SC, CR practice and was feeling somehow confident. I took some tests and my verbal score ranged between 35-38. I thought I was about to reach my tipping point and would soon start consistently hitting 40 mark.
Somehow, I have hit upon a wall in Verbal
. I am faring even worse in practice assignments and CATs. I've done a lot of work in verbal but there seems to be no improvement! In the last Knewton
CAT, my verbal was a dismal 31.
I know where I am going wrong. Its mostly psychological. These days, when I read verbal questions, I am not able to register the details, something I was able to do effortlessly earlier (when I had zero preparation). Please tell me what I am heading to? I am really jittery about verbal. Now I have to work my way from 31 to 42 which is a daunting task.
I have a reading habit and I've read a few of the books mentioned in the GMAT Fiction
. I dont understand how do I motivate myself. I've read MGMAT SC
, LR Bible and did SC/CR from OG11
. I use an error log
To make matters worse, my SC accuracy has gone down too - which I'd improved after a lot of efforts in the first 2 months of my prep. Nothing is going right for me at this moment. Please advise whether its normal. Is there anything I wouldve to do differently? Should I take a few days off my prep?
I would be delighted to hear from you.
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