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27 Oct 2007, 20:49
took my GMAT yesterday .. 470. 32Q and 20V ... I was hoping to make around 550 which is the average score for Rutgers camden part-time MBA. It kills me .. I dont even know whether they would even consider 470 as a score. Oh well .. I guess I will have to try again. I need some advice folks. I am really bad at Reading comprehension. Me and Reading, born enemies!! what should I do ?
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29 Oct 2007, 16:18
For RC, do 2 passages every day. While reading pay attention to the main idea of each paragraph and how the paragraphs connect together. Don't get bogged down by details.

At first, take your time on each question until you're 100% sure that you have the correct answer (find a spot in the passage that gives the answer). Then, after you're comfortable with going through passages and answering questions, start timing yourself on the passages and work on speed.

If you do 2 a day eventually it will click and you'll get the hang of RC. You have to space out the passages though. Doing a lot of passages in one day will just eat away material and tire you out. When you're really confident do more passages per day and get Kaplan 800. Kaplan 800 passages are really dense and are useful for a good RC workout.
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29 Oct 2007, 17:50
You didn't study, plain and simple, or you just have a really low IQ =P

Just study man, study
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29 Oct 2007, 17:55
rsthomas wrote:
took my GMAT yesterday .. 470. 32Q and 20V ... I was hoping to make around 550 which is the average score for Rutgers camden part-time MBA. It kills me .. I dont even know whether they would even consider 470 as a score. Oh well .. I guess I will have to try again. I need some advice folks. I am really bad at Reading comprehension. Me and Reading, born enemies!! what should I do ?

Kaplan method helped me the most for RC. It help me get away from focusing on the details. If you feel like you are always focusing on details and try to remember everything, you are doing it wrong. Focusing on details not only wastes your time, but also kills your accuracy.

Use what works for you and Kaplan worked for me. Try it.
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30 Oct 2007, 12:25
You didn't study, plain and simple, or you just have a really low IQ =P

Just study man, study

Thanks. Yes I do have a low IQ. Can someone with low IQ score above 700 ? What do you think ?
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30 Oct 2007, 12:26
flood wrote:
For RC, do 2 passages every day. While reading pay attention to the main idea of each paragraph and how the paragraphs connect together. Don't get bogged down by details.

At first, take your time on each question until you're 100% sure that you have the correct answer (find a spot in the passage that gives the answer). Then, after you're comfortable with going through passages and answering questions, start timing yourself on the passages and work on speed.

If you do 2 a day eventually it will click and you'll get the hang of RC. You have to space out the passages though. Doing a lot of passages in one day will just eat away material and tire you out. When you're really confident do more passages per day and get Kaplan 800. Kaplan 800 passages are really dense and are useful for a good RC workout.

Thanks it does make sense and its a good strategy .. slow and steady ..
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30 Oct 2007, 12:27
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rsthomas wrote:
took my GMAT yesterday .. 470. 32Q and 20V ... I was hoping to make around 550 which is the average score for Rutgers camden part-time MBA. It kills me .. I dont even know whether they would even consider 470 as a score. Oh well .. I guess I will have to try again. I need some advice folks. I am really bad at Reading comprehension. Me and Reading, born enemies!! what should I do ?

Kaplan method helped me the most for RC. It help me get away from focusing on the details. If you feel like you are always focusing on details and try to remember everything, you are doing it wrong. Focusing on details not only wastes your time, but also kills your accuracy.

Use what works for you and Kaplan worked for me. Try it.

Thank you very much. I used Pricenton Review but one thing I did wrong is not to stick with a strategy, which I think is very important. Thanks again for the advice
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30 Oct 2007, 12:37
rsthomas wrote:
You didn't study, plain and simple, or you just have a really low IQ =P

Just study man, study

Thanks. Yes I do have a low IQ. Can someone with low IQ score above 700 ? What do you think ?

I do believe that the GMAT is more a long labour journey than an IQ test.... As well as high IQ is not a synonym of high achiever

The real question is "Can I give enough X to reach 700" where X is composed of time, energy, spirit and dedication.... with probably other elements

So, to me, u need to give a lot of X to have in a return... a high GMAT score
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