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Could someone please evaluate my ESR attached below? I would really appreciate it.

My target score was 750, yet I could muster only a 660 (Q49,V30)

I have studied on my own for 3 weeks for my first attempt, using OG19, and Gmatclub's question bank extensively.

I have taken up all the GMATprep mocks as well as all Manhattan mocks, with scores ranging from 660-710.

My Verbal is definitely weak, so is it necessary to take an online course for my retake? (I have practiced tons of questions on verbal in all three departments, nothing seemed to work)

I plan to retake in about a month's time.
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Hello Vig17 ....welcome to the community.

Below are my 2 cents :

1. Online courses are good.... please refer to the review section of the verbal courses. But it will take some time.
3. Good news is that your verbal competency is even in all three sections - indicative of a uniform performance.
3. make good use of all the official materials at GMAT Club..... all of those are enriched with expert notes and perspectives. Definitely start to follow GMATNinja . Pay special attention to the notes of other verbal prominents ( you will get to know if you use GMAT Club regularly)

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Vig17 wrote:
Could someone please evaluate my ESR attached below? I would really appreciate it.

My target score was 750, yet I could muster only a 660 (Q49,V30)

I have studied on my own for 3 weeks for my first attempt, using OG19, and Gmatclub's question bank extensively.

I have taken up all the GMATprep mocks as well as all Manhattan mocks, with scores ranging from 660-710.

My Verbal is definitely weak, so is it necessary to take an online course for my retake? (I have practiced tons of questions on verbal in all three departments, nothing seemed to work)

I plan to retake in about a month's time.
A 660 after just 3 weeks of prep is very good.

There are two things that really stand out in the verbal section of your ESR: (a) RC "stated idea" is significantly lower than "inferred idea" and (b) SC "communication" is significantly lower than "grammar". Something that is given directly in the passage should not (generally) be too difficult to find, so maybe this just needs a little practice (or a little less overthinking :)). In SC you'll really have to work on identifying meaning and quality of construction issues.

It's not possible to say how much a prep course will benefit you, but it can't hurt to start researching options.
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HI Vig17,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. First off, great job with the Q49. Given that you studied for only 3 weeks, that is quite an impressive quant score. That being said, since you scored a V30 and have a 760 score goal, you will need much more time and a proper study plan to improve your GMAT verbal skills. Looking at your ESR, since you scored in the 55th, 51st, and 59th percentiles in CR, RC, and SC, respectively, it’s clear that you need to work on all aspects of GMAT verbal. To improve those skills, you need to follow a linear, structured, and methodical study plan. Once again, this process will take some time, so I recommend you give yourself more than one month to prep.

If you’d like more specific advice on how to improve your verbal skills, feel free to reach back out. You also may find it helpful to read the following articles about
how to score a 700+ on the GMAT and how long to study for the GMAT.
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New post 11 Jan 2019, 09:06
Hi Vig17,

Welcome to gmatclub!

Check out these debriefs:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmatclubbing ... 86239.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-debrief ... 15912.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-st ... 98512.html

MGMAT SC correction is highly recommended. That's all you need for SC. Also, try to use only official SC questions. Here are more than 600 official questions from gmatprep 1 and 2:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-most-com ... 40372.html

Powerscore CR bible is also highly recommended. It reviews each question type and gives strategies to tackle each type.

Hope this helps!
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