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# First attempt 650 (q49, v29) - Totally shattered

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14 Oct 2010, 00:24
Hi All,

I took my first attempt of GMAT yesterday and got a mere 650 (q49, v29). I was totally shattered to see my score. While giving the exams I had a intution that i would touch a 700 .I averaged about 690 in my GMATPrep exams. I don’t know what to do, I am not a native English speaker. I just can’t improve my English score. I knew before hand that I would score low marks in English but as low as 29 wasn’t expected. As far as i can recall I totally mismanaged my time in verbal and got nervous at the end. While giving my mocks I scored a maximum of 35 in verbal.

I don’t want to delay by next attempt by a long time and lose my grip on quant. PLEASE SUGGEST ME WAYS TO TOUCH 40 IN VERBAL IN 2 MONTHS.I am a slow reader; I have completed MGMAT sentence correction (not the advanced part) and the MGMAT critical reasoning. I just can’t increase my performance in SC and speed in RC.
I any one can suggest me ways to improve in a limited span on time it will quite helpful.

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Zuber
(feeling extreamly low )

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14 Oct 2010, 00:35
Hey 650 is definitely not a bad score. Its a good score. If you really want to improve your verbal, you need to practice. I am very poor in SC and RC, while i have found nothing to improve my RC skills, i have definitely improved my SC skills. Spend time with your OG, do each and every problem and update your error log as well. Make sure u understand why each answer choice is wrong. Go through the hundreds of problems in this site, it really helps esp if you read the explanations as well.
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14 Oct 2010, 06:27
Hi zuber, welcome to gmat club!

Its sad to know your low verbal score. I think you can improve your verbal score in two months time.
My key points are
-You practice hard & spend a substantial amount of time on verbal
-You may check the Knewton offer that provide a 50 point money back guarantee.

For retaking gmat, do go through this thread

Best of luck & keep us posted & also let us know if we can be of any help.
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