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26 Mar 2012, 07:10
I took GMAT 3 times so far and I am giving GMAT one last time in 3 weeks. What can I change this time around in my prep for verbal? My target is

to get 49Q and 35V = 700.

1st attempt: Sep 2009
Prepared for 4 months using MGMAT Verbal, OG Quant, OG Verbal, OG Verbal Review
Scored 590 [V23,Q49,AWA4]

2nd attempt: Oct 2011
Prepared for 4 months using MGMAT Verbal, OG Quant, OG Verbal, OG Verbal Review
Scored 620 [V26,Q49,AWA5]

3rd attempt: Mar 2012
Prepared for 2.5 months using MGMAT Verbal, OG Quant, OG Verbal, OG Verbal Review, CR Bible, GMATPill SC/RC
Scored 560 [V23,Q45,4]

Observations @ 3rd time
1] I was exhausted and my mind was numb while writing AOA. My AOA was sub standard. I could hardly fill anything.
2] I never scored below 49 in any of my mock or previous attempts. I felt quant was very tough.
3] I was very confident and comfortable with the verbal section during the exam. However, i remember that I went blind on last RC and at least 4 questions in the end. My final score plummeted my confidence. It took me 3 days to recover and muster courage to reapply.

Mock test on 3/25

I took a GMAT Prep 2 yesterday and scored 660 Q50 V31. Since many questions are familar to me i would substract 50 points and this places me where i was in my 2nd attempt i.e 620. I really really need to improve my Verbal Score. Can you please suggest what I can do?

My general strategy in brief -
I divide my time in 15 min slots for V & Q. The number of questions I try to answer in each of these slots are [V 8-8-9-8-8] [Q 7-7-9-7-7]
Verbal: I went blind on last 8-9 questions in Verbal => I am trailing by 15 mins in speed.
Quant: I was running out of time on last 7. I did answer q alternately.
Number of incorrect answers in each 15 min slot are [Q @ 1-1-1-2-3] [V @ 2-3-3-2-6]
What do i need to improve here?

My plan for next 3 weeks

Wk1: I have an error log for GMATPrep/MGMAT/OG. I am planning on going through all mistakes.
Wk2: Take GMAT Prep / MGMAT tests every day. Analyze mistakes/timing.
Wk3: Take GMAT Prep every day for 3 days and do nothing for the last 2 days before the exam.

What else can I do to improve my verbal score?

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26 Mar 2012, 15:24
Timing the GMAT is about average time. You will spend more time on more difficult and less time on easier problems. Your goal is to make sure your average time remain on point to finish the test.

You're getting to the point where you're running out of material to use. It's obvious verbal is your limiting factor. Do you know what subsection in verbal is keeping your score down?
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26 Mar 2012, 16:21
I am losing a lot of time on 600+ level RC questions and 650+ level CR & SC questions.

This is my strategy for 4 RC questions that show up in the exam
RC#1] Read the passage RC Pill style. Try to answer all q correctly. [However most often i get not more than 50% correct]
RC#2] Try to answer all alternate questions correctly.
RC#3] Try to get only the general questions correct.
RC#4] Go blind.

My accuracy is falling steeply after question # 30. I am hardly left with 5 mins by the time i get to last 8 questions. Almost all questions in the last 8 end up incorrect. [I have attached my latest GMAT Prep 2 results.]

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Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: CBS '14 (A)
GMAT 1: 590 Q47 V25
GMAT 2: 560 Q47 V20
GMAT 3: 600 Q47 V25
GMAT 4: 680 Q49 V34
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26 Mar 2012, 16:38
@kituz- Please check my debrief. I faced exactly the same problem. I swear by the strategies mentioned in GMAT Roadmap book. Believe me, the timing strategies in Roadmap book work and can produce tremendous results.
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