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Congrats on the success...Just curious as how come your total score is only 710 even when scaled scores are q50, v40. In my understanding it should be close to 740. Can u confirm your total score ?
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Hey, Congrats on your score and the journey you endured. I will be obliged if you can kindly debrief about how did you improve your RC and what skills did you enhance or absorb when you are lost in the passage or not able to comprehend the answer options in the questions?
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Hey, Congrats on your score and the journey you endured. I will be obliged if you can kindly debrief about how did you improve your RC and what skills did you enhance or absorb when you are lost in the passage or not able to comprehend the answer options in the questions?


Hey sunny91 ,

Thanks for writing. :)

As I mentioned above, I started reading too slowly, understanding what I am reading, taking pauses to comprehend what I read so far and finally looking at the questions.

Whenever I felt lost, I stopped there and started understanding the structure of the sentence. In case you feel, you are not 100% comfortable, stop there and reread until you understand it very well. If you start doing this practice, I can assure you that after few days, you will see the improvement.

Finally, make sure you give a lot of importance to RCs. Respect them and they will respect your score till the end. :-D

Feel free to ask if you have any other question.

Good luck :)
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abhimahna Thank for sharing your GMAT journey and Congrats you :)
About one month ago I did the Gmat prep 1 and verbal marked 20 as well. I was so freaked out cuz I target 38. Now I still got 1.5 month left to practice before going into the battle. I will apply your strategy and hopefully i'll help
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abhimahna Congratulations to such an improvement! :)

Btw, I want to ask, you mentioned that one should really takes time to understand clearly what a passage is saying. But what if I suffer by spending too much time on dwelling on a single paragraph trying to get it right and my time for questions later is greatly reduced? What do you think?
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abhimahna Congratulations to such an improvement! :)

Btw, I want to ask, you mentioned that one should really takes time to understand clearly what a passage is saying. But what if I suffer by spending too much time on dwelling on a single paragraph trying to get it right and my time for questions later is greatly reduced? What do you think?


Hi mrzerog ,

Thanks for your query. I am happy to help. :)

What I meant was if you really spend enough time understanding the overall picture/meaning of the passage, the questions would really become very easy for you.

I have seen in the past that when I was able to comprehend the passage well(may be by taking 5 minutes to do so), I ended up doing every followed question in less than 1 min. The same thing happened on my Actual Exam and Yes, it worked that time. :)

So, technically if you have 4 questions, you should spend around 7-9 minutes to answer all.

And if you actually spend 5 minutes to understand the complete gist of the passage, you won't end up spending more than 3-4 minutes to answer the questions.

This has been my personal experience and the experience of those who followed this strategy.

Let me know in case you have more queries.

All the best. :)
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Hey Guys,

I made SC my habit. I got so obsessed with SC rules that whenever I hear anything wrong, I used to feel like "Let's kill this person. How can he/she use wrong usage?".

P.S: I am going to remove grammatical or silly mistakes for the next couple of days. I am also happy to add more to help everyone out there. :)


abhimahna -- let's do one or the other :lol: :lol:
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Hey Guys,

I made SC my habit. I got so obsessed with SC rules that whenever I hear anything wrong, I used to feel like "Let's kill this person. How can he/she use wrong usage?".

P.S: I am going to remove grammatical or silly mistakes for the next couple of days. I am also happy to add more to help everyone out there. :)


abhimahna -- let's do one or the other :lol: :lol:

Oh crap, you're going to find TONS of grammar mistakes in my posts, abhimahna! ;)
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Thank you everyone for the wishes. I have added the link to : How to make the best use of GMATClub? PART 1.

I will add many more links very soon.

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abhimahna Sir, This post is full of learnings and motivation.
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Great Post ! abhimahna . Trying to follow this . Keep us posted with any suggestions.
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abhimahna, truly inspirational. Now I stuck at V24 and am targeting V38+
I had followed an online course dedicatedly for 5-6 months but somehow it didn't work for me.
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Woww. Congratulations.
And a great story.
I would thank you a lot for such detailed story which is/will be helpful for all.
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Congrutulations abhimahna! I was looking for ways to improve RC and stumbled upon your post. I understand that it is crucial to understand the structure of the passage; however, it seems like being too hung up on a sentence that is hard to comprehend will slow me down unless it gives me further insight into the overall point of the passage. My strategy has been to ignore a sentence/phrase that focuses on details. Thoughts?
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Congrutulations abhimahna! I was looking for ways to improve RC and stumbled upon your post. I understand that it is crucial to understand the structure of the passage; however, it seems like being too hung up on a sentence that is hard to comprehend will slow me down unless it gives me further insight into the overall point of the passage. My strategy has been to ignore a sentence/phrase that focuses on details. Thoughts?


Hey funkyshah ,

I would strongly recommend not to do that. Understanding the structure of the passage and the sentences is the best way to get the gist of the entire passage as well as understand the strong traps that inference/assumption questions types could have. I understand that this may consume your lot of time but if you practice sufficiently before your exam, it will be very easy for you to follow the strategy I suggested.

All the best :-)
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Hi abhimahna,

I took my GMAT today and got a disappointing result - 610 (Q49,V25) while on GMAT prep mocks I scored 710(Q50,V36) and 730(Q50,V40). Clearly, verbal is my weaker area. After the test, I accepted my score thinking that if I cancel my score, I will not be able to order ESR and identify my weaknesses.

Immediately after the verbal section, I realized that I lacked on time management skills as I guessed almost last 7-8 questions of verbal section including one RC passage. Out of the the three verbal sub-sections, I know that my SC is the strongest. I thought that I'd order the ESR and see if I actually did well in SC or not. But I read the use of ESR https://gmatclub.com/forum/7-reason-why ... 93100.html and I am quite confused whether I should order one or not. The only reason I accepted the score was that I could see my ESR.

Should I still order ESR? Does it indicate for each question from 1 to 36 whether my answer was correct or not ? I think if I order one, it will take 20 days but I am planning a retake in 3 weeks as application deadlines are approaching. So will the ESR really be useful ? Also, if I cancel my score by calling GMAC now since I think it will negatively impact my applications, will I still be able to obtain ESR ?

Thanks a lot for your help ! I really hope one fine day, I will post my GMAT experience and not my queries in GMAT Club community.
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Hi abhimanha.. i could do rc and critical reasoning correctly by following slow reading strategy but only when given 3 min per question on average.. so how can we manage time if we do slowly??

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Hi Abhimahna,

Congratulations for getting your dream college. Although a little late as i noticed its last years post. Your article is a real life example of perseverance which can help you achieve anything, its really motivating.
I joined GMAT Club some time back, as having commerce background and very weak in quant, though Verbal is also not that great but i face tough time solving quant questions. As you have used Gmat club and have a good experience, can you please help me suggesting on how to improve on quants? also is gmat club's questions enough to practice (as i get confused from studying from to many resources), does it follow the same pattern as GMAT any similar question appeared in exam?? Too many questions right! Your reply will be really helpful.
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