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# 700 (Q50, V35) need to improve verbal

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700 (Q50, V35) need to improve verbal [#permalink]

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03 Jul 2013, 22:08
Hi,

I need serious help!

When i do SCs alone, CRs alone and RCs alone. I get almost everything correct. I have been studying for a long time and have a good hold of concepts i believe. However, when i sit to take a test, i screw up. I can't get to go beyond 35 in verbal which isn't good according to my preparation. Please help. What should i do to improve my verbal? My quant is around 49-50 and if i do well in verbal, i can get a good score.

I don't even know where can i improve because i do really well when i do things individually.

If you have any questions
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04 Jul 2013, 03:53
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ebhabookworm wrote:
Hi,

I need serious help!

When i do SCs alone, CRs alone and RCs alone. I get almost everything correct. I have been studying for a long time and have a good hold of concepts i believe. However, when i sit to take a test, i screw up. I can't get to go beyond 35 in verbal which isn't good according to my preparation. Please help. What should i do to improve my verbal? My quant is around 49-50 and if i do well in verbal, i can get a good score.

I don't even know where can i improve because i do really well when i do things individually.

First of all let me congratulate you on your Quant capabilities.
Next, I would urge you to stop doubting yourself regarding improvement in Verbal. The stagnation is pretty much a common story. However, you need to do a root cause analysis regarding your failure to replicate your performance in your standalone tests. Are you timing yourself in the individual tests? are you sure its not a stamina issue?

Dig deep to find why this is happening. Sometimes when switching from one subject area to another (say SC to CR or RC to SC) the brain goes through a slight lag (think in terms of a system hang). If this is the case, then the best way to help yourself is to practice all the 3 sections together. Initially it might not be so good, but eventually it should pick up.
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04 Jul 2013, 05:06
Anexas wrote:
ebhabookworm wrote:
Hi,

I need serious help!

When i do SCs alone, CRs alone and RCs alone. I get almost everything correct. I have been studying for a long time and have a good hold of concepts i believe. However, when i sit to take a test, i screw up. I can't get to go beyond 35 in verbal which isn't good according to my preparation. Please help. What should i do to improve my verbal? My quant is around 49-50 and if i do well in verbal, i can get a good score.

I don't even know where can i improve because i do really well when i do things individually.

First of all let me congratulate you on your Quant capabilities.
Next, I would urge you to stop doubting yourself regarding improvement in Verbal. The stagnation is pretty much a common story. However, you need to do a root cause analysis regarding your failure to replicate your performance in your standalone tests. Are you timing yourself in the individual tests? are you sure its not a stamina issue?

Dig deep to find why this is happening. Sometimes when switching from one subject area to another (say SC to CR or RC to SC) the brain goes through a slight lag (think in terms of a system hang). If this is the case, then the best way to help yourself is to practice all the 3 sections together. Initially it might not be so good, but eventually it should pick up.

Thanks for your response. I agree. I am going to start practicing the three sub-sections of verbal together jumbled up. It surely looks like a system hang problem to me. It could be stamina issue too i.e. i just start to get a little careless by the end of the tests. Will work on that. Thanks!
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04 Jul 2013, 11:39
Yes, Anexas is spot on.

Doing SC/CR/RC individually is one thing.

But doing them mixed up all together is another thing.

We always recommend doing them individually at first to maximize improvement. But near the middle-end of your preparation, you need to mix them all together. This is a challenge in itself.

The test is indeed a marathon - and with verbal at the very end of your test, it's important to sustain your mental energy for the most difficult at the end. Switching brain modes from quant to verbal is already tough - switching among various verbal questions is even tougher. So understand that is part of the challenge.
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05 Jul 2013, 00:16
GMATPill wrote:
Yes, Anexas is spot on.

Doing SC/CR/RC individually is one thing.

But doing them mixed up all together is another thing.

We always recommend doing them individually at first to maximize improvement. But near the middle-end of your preparation, you need to mix them all together. This is a challenge in itself.

The test is indeed a marathon - and with verbal at the very end of your test, it's important to sustain your mental energy for the most difficult at the end. Switching brain modes from quant to verbal is already tough - switching among various verbal questions is even tougher. So understand that is part of the challenge.

Thanks much everyone for your valuable advice.. I will work on this and earn some good
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10 Jul 2013, 20:10
math is easy for asian students,but verbal is really hard ((((((
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11 May 2017, 17:11
hello, every time I do quantitative part, i always doubt myself when choosing an option even though I know I have more than 99% of getting the answer right, because I just dont want to get tricked by gmat questions any more, this is how I feel deep inside my heart.
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