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Worse Than Expected results...Urgent help needed.

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Re: Worse Than Expected results...Urgent help needed. [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2013, 08:24
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Hi Rakesh,

I am sorry to hear to that you didn't reach your goal this time but you'll get there. A few questions:

1. What materials have you used so far?

2. What practice tests have you taken?

3. What were your GMATPrep scores?

Let me know!

HG.
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Re: Worse Than Expected results...Urgent help needed. [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2013, 09:41
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Hi,

You are welcome. Your Quant is pretty solid but there is no reason why you can't push it up to a 49 or so with GMATClub tests. That would get you to 600+. For verbal there is much more territory to cover. A few things:

1. Focus on the low hanging fruit (the easy wins). For most people sentence correction is the easiest question type to improve on. MGMAT guide is very comprehensive so while it has most of the information that you need it is very dense and has a lot of information that you will not need. You could still use it although I would start with one the more condensed guides created by users on this forum. I don't have direct links for those but they are easy to find.

2. For reading comprehension and critical reasoning identify your strengths and weaknesses. Develop your test instincts and get expert at process of elimination. You want to make high percentage choices.

You have a lot of points to recover in verbal. You can still get many questions wrong and improve your score a whole bunch. Half of this battle is learning content but the other half will be developing test strategies for process of elimination and moving on (timing). Some resources for verbal:

The Verbal review 2nd edition
Question Pack 1
10 FLTs
9 GMAT Paper Tests

Let me know if you need more advice on this.

Happy Studies,

HG.

PS: As you study keep an error log of difficult questions/questions you got wrong so that you can review them and the associated content areas. This is critical.
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GMAT Blog and Tutoring: http://AtlanticGMAT.com

If you found my post useful KUDOS are much appreciated.

IMPROVE YOUR READING COMPREHENSION with the ECONOMIST READING COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE:

Here is the first set and some strategies for approaching this work: http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-economist-reading-comprehension-challenge-151479.html

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Re: Worse Than Expected results...Urgent help needed. [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2013, 23:35
HerrGrau wrote:
Hi,

You are welcome. Your Quant is pretty solid but there is no reason why you can't push it up to a 49 or so with GMATClub tests. That would get you to 600+. For verbal there is much more territory to cover. A few things:

1. Focus on the low hanging fruit (the easy wins). For most people sentence correction is the easiest question type to improve on. MGMAT guide is very comprehensive so while it has most of the information that you need it is very dense and has a lot of information that you will not need. You could still use it although I would start with one the more condensed guides created by users on this forum. I don't have direct links for those but they are easy to find.

2. For reading comprehension and critical reasoning identify your strengths and weaknesses. Develop your test instincts and get expert at process of elimination. You want to make high percentage choices.

You have a lot of points to recover in verbal. You can still get many questions wrong and improve your score a whole bunch. Half of this battle is learning content but the other half will be developing test strategies for process of elimination and moving on (timing). Some resources for verbal:

The Verbal review 2nd edition
Question Pack 1
10 FLTs
9 GMAT Paper Tests

Let me know if you need more advice on this.

Happy Studies,

HG.

PS: As you study keep an error log of difficult questions/questions you got wrong so that you can review them and the associated content areas. This is critical.



Hi HG,

Can you tell me where to get 10 FTs and 9 Gmat paper tests.

I am also looking forward to increase my verbal score.

Thanks,
Abhinav
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Re: Worse Than Expected results...Urgent help needed. [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 09:53
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Reassess your thought process for verbal questions - perhaps get a friend who did well and compare how they are thinking with how you think.

If you are doing a lot of questions and religiously reviewing them and still not getting anywhere - you need to change your thought process. This involves identifying important parts of a question - knowing what to focus on and what NOT to focus on - and how to manage time.

Perhaps you can try comparing your thought process with some of the questions and video explanations here: http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-t ... -questions
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