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# 550 first try and desperately need to raise verbal score!

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28 Aug 2007, 10:52
I just took the GMAT for the first time on 8/25/07 and got a 550 - 40Q, 26V. I took a 7 week Princeton Review Course and my math and improved tremendously, but my verbal didn't improve at all. I'm trying to break a 600 and I'm thinking about taking the GMAT again at the beginning of October. 2 questions:

1. Any recommendations for books/strategies to raise my verbal score? (Besides PR books and manuals) I'm not particulary strong/weak at any of the 3 verbal categories although if I had to name my strongest, it would be SC...but I have major pacing issues. And yes, English is my first language.

2. Is a little over a month enough time to improve my score at least 50 points? I study about 15 hours a week now and I work full-time.

Any suggestions would be great! Thanks.
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28 Aug 2007, 11:01
in my opinion, i have found it difficult to tremendously improve my CR/RC scores. most people agree that of all the verbal sections, SC can be improved the most in the least amount of time (primarily through practice, and use of MGMAT SC book).

if you are struggling with CR and require a book that presents strategies on how to attach the different types of CR questions, i would recommend the LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible. It's a thick book, but is worth trying out if your CR is weak.
28 Aug 2007, 11:01
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