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# 480 in GMAT just one mounth to prepare:-( help please!!!!!

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22 Dec 2008, 12:30
Hi everybody,
I'm not a native english speaker and I need to score 600 in GMAT but I still score 480 in GmatPrep (Qt:43 and verbal:15)
I purchased Kaplan premier program 2009, OG 11th edition and Manhattan SC
I have used only the OG
Don't know what to do
I really need improvement especially in verbal section
can you help me plz

Thanks a lot

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22 Dec 2008, 12:50
Try manahttan gmat (MGMAT). Althogh I'm a native speaker I thought they did very good job. I used the self study course. Hope this helps...

http://www.manhattangmat.com/storeitems ... 28&catid=9

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23 Dec 2008, 14:53
Are you doing the Toefl? Sorry I'm not sure how it works for the GMAT but I know for the SAT they had it for the non-native speakers. I can't imagine the GMAT wouldn't have something similar. As I am a native speaker, I haven't really looked into it. Just wondering if you have?

I don't see how it would be fair for a non-native speaker to be competing with native speakers.

Your math looks pretty good but the verbal is killing you (thank you Mr. Obvious). But what parts of the verbal are you having issues with?

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31 Dec 2008, 11:25
hi everybody,
thank you for your answers. I think i'm obliged to pass the GMAT test alghouth i'm not a native speaker. And my big problem is verbal especuially reading comprehension
i prepared the verbal section from OG 11 and manhattan books.
can anyone help me to improve my score in verbal section
thank you

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31 Dec 2008, 12:41
Samarg wrote:
hi everybody,
thank you for your answers. I think i'm obliged to pass the GMAT test alghouth i'm not a native speaker. And my big problem is verbal especuially reading comprehension
i prepared the verbal section from OG 11 and manhattan books.
can anyone help me to improve my score in verbal section
thank you

Samarg, how much time do you have to your GMAT? Which MGMAT books have you gone over?
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31 Dec 2008, 16:21
Samarg,

i had the same problem as you... my first gmat attempt was horrible 470 Q31 V20's (No studying it was stupid of me waste of \$250)..second 640.. third 690 just matters what books you study with

to jump from 470 to 640 i increased my math/verbal using all mgmat books
the mgmat books got my math up to 42-47 on prac tests
verbal to high 20's

to make that jump to a 690 i highhhhlyyy recommend powerscore books
CR LSAT BIBLE (After reading this book 2x i rarely missed a CR problem)
SC Bible (Every rule you could possibly think of)
*For reading comprehension readdd the wall street journal and analyze it for better comprehension skills ask yourself what is the authors tone, what is the main point, etc..*

these two books plus WSJ brought up my verbal from 27-29 to 41!!!!

I just think ur math is great, 43 is not bad brush it up do those harder problems shoot for 45+... In verbal get those two books from powerscore and ull do just fine if you master them I dont see how you cant score in the 30s or higher...

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