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# from 580 (q48 v23) to 730 (q46 v45)

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02 Feb 2010, 17:29
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Hello everyone, I took the GMAT for the first time in August 2009 and scored 580 that demoralized me a lot. After that, I strictly followed a well-planned schedule to prepare for my second hit. I kept on solving as many mock tests as possible regardless of the reviews about their reflectiveness of the real test. Be sure that GmatPrep is the most realistic mock test. Following are the resources I used during my preparation:

*Cracking the GMAT
*Official Guide 12th edition
*Kaplan premier 2008-2009
*GMAT 800
*GmatPrep
*1000 Sentence Correction
*1000 Critical Reasoning
*Kaplan 800
*Princeton Verbal Workout
*Powerscore CR
*Manhattan Gmat Sc, MGMAT Cr

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02 Feb 2010, 22:28
Congratulations on the great improvement! especially the verbal score...

Can you share the secret of the verbal improvement apart from the reading stuff ?

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02 Feb 2010, 22:37
congratz on the great score. I am also quite weak at verbal so this is definitely morale boosting for me

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02 Feb 2010, 23:52
Congrats on the great score!
How long did it take to prepare yourself again?

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03 Feb 2010, 00:11
Can you share your study plan with us. Would be very helpful.

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03 Feb 2010, 01:43
Congratulations!!!
Few people get such results with PR materials, so great to see they are delivering results as well.
What did you use for your prep when you got 580?
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03 Feb 2010, 10:13
Thats great improvement, congrats.

Could u please throw some more light on verbal.
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03 Feb 2010, 11:06
thanx for congratulating. I used Kaplan 2008-2009, OG10, McGrawHill s GMAT and Cliff GMAT for my previous attempt. Do NOT use McGrawhill's and Cliff's books. They are completely USELESS.
By the way, because I am on a business trip in Istanbul ,totally frozen from head to toe, I will tell you many more things including my study plan and what I did to improve my verbal score once I have some time.

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03 Feb 2010, 11:09
citivsaltivsfortivs wrote:
thanx for congratulating. I used Kaplan 2008-2009, OG10, McGrawHill s GMAT and Cliff GMAT for my previous attempt. Do NOT use McGrawhill's and Cliff's books. They are completely USELESS.
By the way, because I am on a business trip in Istanbul ,totally frozen from head to toe, I will tell you many more things including my study plan and what I did to improve my verbal score once I have some time.

Thanks!!!
Stay warm

P.S. Had a colleague in IST a week or two ago - she said it was Snowing and completely out of ordinary.
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03 Feb 2010, 11:21
wow thats a big jump!

Congrats what was your biggest weakness SC/ RC / CR?

What do you think was the best way to improve the SC

Congrats again

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04 Feb 2010, 09:44
citivsaltivsfortivs wrote:
thanx for congratulating. I used Kaplan 2008-2009, OG10, McGrawHill s GMAT and Cliff GMAT for my previous attempt. Do NOT use McGrawhill's and Cliff's books. They are completely USELESS.
By the way, because I am on a business trip in Istanbul ,totally frozen from head to toe, I will tell you many more things including my study plan and what I did to improve my verbal score once I have some time.

Sure. we are eagerly waiting for this.
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06 Feb 2010, 23:23
citivsaltivsfortivs wrote:
By the way, because I am on a business trip in Istanbul ,totally frozen from head to toe, I will tell you many more things including my study plan and what I did to improve my verbal score once I have some time.

Hi,

I cam across your post as I too am struggling to improve verbal score. As soons as you get some time, please share what all you did to improve yr verbal score. Thanks for help, in advance.

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07 Feb 2010, 08:55
Faster, Stronger, Higher... Congratulations Champ!

Pretty good bump there... well done really!

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08 Feb 2010, 08:36
Can't wait to hear from you...please let us know how did you plan for the second time.....your successful story should be a life changing lesson for us......!
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