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600 to 700 in 3 weeks - Strategy/Tips please

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Could some one please adivice on how i can improve my scrore from 600 to 700 in 3 weeks time ? Currently, i get a score of around 600(44Quant, 30 Verbal) in MGMAT practice tests. I am targetting a score of around around 700. I am planning to take my GMAT in June end.
Could some provide me some tips/strategy for the next 3 weeks, so that can achive my target score of 700. Thank you in advance for all advice !

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02 Jun 2009, 21:22
Hi. I see you have been around for a while. How long have you studied for 600?
If you spent 2 years studying to get 600, there is no way. If you have not done anything at all, then you have a slight chance. Sorry but 3 weeks to only improve verbal is a big project.
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Yes, i have been around for a while but have not been studying for 2 yrs. I've been working fulltime and studying for @2-3 months to reach a saore of 600.
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I think the only way to get 100 point improvement or close to that (all in verbal) is to spend 6 hours a day studying for GMAT. So, will be pretty tough. If you can - do reschedule. If not, here is what I can think may work:

1. Improve math a bit to get 48 - this will give you about 10 points and may be fairly easy since your math is pretty good already. May have the best ROI of your time.
2. The other 80 will need to come from verbal - focus on what you can accomplish the most as 3 weeks is not enough to cover everything In detail:
A. Pick SC, RC, or CR as your best area and improve the one that has the best ROI. Hopefully this will give you 30 points.
B. When your brain is dead after a day of studying - READ fiction books such as GMAT Fiction - this will take a while to kick in and notice the effect, but it will be powerful enough if you read 5-10 books on that list. I would estimate 20 points here across the SC and RC
C. Make sure you work on the other two areas that you did not cover in A. You cannot neglect them since GMAT is adaptive and you never know which questions will be in the first 10-15 batch. Let's say 20 points here.
D. Start taking full length tests the week before every day - this will build up your stamina and test taking abilities - 20 points.

Total: 100 points (20 math and 80 verbal)
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Msingh,

Maybe you already got 700 in your pocket. The only way to determine that is to take GMATprep. After that you will now "where you are" and you could figure out some short term strategies to improve what can be improved.

Since you already have Q44 in MGMAT, it could be possible that you'll score higher in GMATprep and the real test. MGMAT math is ridiculously hard and it could be that you'll be more comfortable with math in real test. However, nothing can be concluded from your V30 in MGMAT - your score could be all over the board, MGMAT is not representative of real Verbal test.
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04 Jun 2009, 06:49
I agree with Pathfinder....
Give some free CATs over the net and then take an attempt on GMATPrep. If the score comes out to be 680 +- 20, then you can focus on your weak areas and take a shot.

My suggestion would be, don't just go there coz you have to go.... equip yourself first then crack the GMAT.
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04 Jun 2009, 07:01
Wow... bb's study plan is intense. Good luck...
I've realized an effective short-term solution to improve your verbal score is to ALWAYS FOCUS ON THE CONCLUSION. When you're reading the passages, it's easy to paraphrase what the author is arguing, but often times people will miss the subtleties of the argument. If you're not the type of person who reads everything closing, just make sure to closely read the conclusion. Often times just identifying and analyzing the conclusion will be good enough for CR questions.
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09 Jan 2010, 01:47
Sorry i know this is going to be a stupid question but when I did a practice test I got two scores, a raw score and a scale score. When comparing to your posts of Q and V scores im assuming thats the scaled score. Please advise.

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21 Aug 2015, 22:36
bb wrote:
I think the only way to get 100 point improvement or close to that (all in verbal) is to spend 6 hours a day studying for GMAT. So, will be pretty tough. If you can - do reschedule. If not, here is what I can think may work:

1. Improve math a bit to get 48 - this will give you about 10 points and may be fairly easy since your math is pretty good already. May have the best ROI of your time.
2. The other 80 will need to come from verbal - focus on what you can accomplish the most as 3 weeks is not enough to cover everything In detail:
A. Pick SC, RC, or CR as your best area and improve the one that has the best ROI. Hopefully this will give you 30 points.
B. When your brain is dead after a day of studying - READ fiction books such as GMAT Fiction - this will take a while to kick in and notice the effect, but it will be powerful enough if you read 5-10 books on that list. I would estimate 20 points here across the SC and RC
C. Make sure you work on the other two areas that you did not cover in A. You cannot neglect them since GMAT is adaptive and you never know which questions will be in the first 10-15 batch. Let's say 20 points here.
D. Start taking full length tests the week before every day - this will build up your stamina and test taking abilities - 20 points.

Total: 100 points (20 math and 80 verbal)

Thank you for your tips. I'm standing at the point which is really the same with this guy. I'm digging verbal practice up every day to boost my score from 30 to at least 38
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