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Hello,

My GMAT is in a month's time and I have noticed that whenever I start to solve Verbal questions under countdown timer conditions I get really nervous and lose my focus which affects my thinking process. However when I set the timer for each question without the countdown timer I am able to solve most questions under timed manner. I don't understand why this is happening. I am very worried about this as this made me mess my first exam up. Please suggest some ways I can improve this problem.

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IMO don't focus too much only on the timer. Try to focus on the question at hand and just keep a glance on the timer after some time maybe 40 sec.
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Hello,

My GMAT is in a month's time and I have noticed that whenever I start to solve Verbal questions under countdown timer conditions I get really nervous and lose my focus which affects my thinking process. However when I set the timer for each question without the countdown timer I am able to solve most questions under timed manner. I don't understand why this is happening. I am very worried about this as this made me mess my first exam up. Please suggest some ways I can improve this problem.

Thanks!


If you know timer takes your focus away and creates panic then just don't look at that. If without looking at the timer you're able to finish the section on time then you're just fine not looking at it at all. However it is a good strategy to look at the timer at set intervals and check whether you have solved enough questions by that time.

Read this post from manhattan and bring the strategies in practice. make them your habbit. here it is:
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... anagement/

Time management is of utmost importance to succeed in GMAT. BUT keeping the mind at peace and not loose the CONFIDENCE till the end is key to success too.
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on the real gmat, you can actually turn off the timer.
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