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GMAT 550 - Need advice to improve

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New post 15 Aug 2013, 23:56
Hi All,

This was my second attempt on the GMAT , I scored a 560 once again . The previous score was also 560. Although I agree my quant score could have improved I am really shocked and amazed by the GMAT verbal. I am not sure what needs to be done to improve on that aspect. I was scoring above 32 in all my mock examinations of GMAT (MGMAT , Kaplan etc) but I ended up with a 25 in the original GMAT. My problem is that I do not know where I am making mistakes in the verbal .

I want to take some more courses . Can some people suggest what courses helped them improve.

How's e-gmat ? Knewton ? I am not sure , I worked really hard for 3 months ... even took a break from work to concentrate only on the exam. Oh yes I did get nervous in the examination ,perhaps that too contributed to this miserable score.

I will retake :) I do not give up so easily ..however I need advice on good courses that can help me improve as verbal is one section I do not understand how to improve on.
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It is very good that you don't loose hope. Believe in yourself and prepare without any anxiety.
Attempt Mocks in the simulated environment so that your mind gets adapted to work in the test without any nervousness.
Remember GMAT is a psychometric test so apart from knowledge and skills the way you keep yourself from being nervous is equally important.

Best of luck.
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Veritable was very good for me. I did the self-paced. Watch prep scholars idiom videos on YouTube. Also this site has some good threads for what to keep in mind when you’re doing verbal questions (I.e., stay within the scope of the argument, think about what MUST be true vs what’s probably true, etc.).

Also you can order enhanced score reports from GMAC (~$30) to see a more detailed breakdown of where you were struggling.

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Hi gmat2805,

Do go through this study plan by bb: https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-study-p ... 80727.html
This is what I'm using currently and pulling through!

Also, go through this Quant thread here by Bunuel: https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-gma ... 44512.html
This is an absolutely invaluable thread IMO.
All you need to do is go from one topic to the next. Start with one, click on the theory links, go through some great blog posts and then practice some questions! In this way, I'm sure you'll gain mastery over Quant. In my opinion, if you can, try to compensate for Verbal with a very high Quant score, although Verbal score is also equally important.

For Verbal, start here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-gma ... 33952.html. This Grammar book is one of the best resources I have used to bring myself upto speed on the various grammar concepts that I had forgotten.
Next, start attacking each section individually. Here you'll find ample resources to get you started with the concepts on different sections: https://gmatclub.com/forum/verbal-guide ... urces-389/

Hope all this helps! Good luck!
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You can try manhattan tests and kaplan tests for practice. I am also in the same boat. Retaking GMAT and wish I can get my target score this time atleast
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