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# GMAT experience..shaken my confidence

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03 Nov 2010, 07:08
Hi Guys, I appeared for GMAT exam today....and scored a dismal..640..Q50..V27

Till today what I have done:--

Verbal:-
1 OG 12, OG 10, Kaplan800
2. Manhattan SC
3. Tests taken : GMAT prep
a. Test1:710
b. Test2 :690
Retook tests after installing in different PC.
c. Test1 (retake) : 720
d. Test2 (retake) : 740
e. Free Knewtown test: 690
f. Free Platinum test: 690.
So you can see that my GMAT D-day score is the lowest score (:.

I need to get atleast 700 and need you guys' suggestion..

I am strong in maths..no not much worried about it..but need to improve in verbal........
I have thought of the following course of actions:-
1. OG 11.
2. Aristotol SC & RC99
3. CR bible...I need some serious improvement on this.
4. Could you suggest any other material which can really shape my basics on verbal...

My gmat exprience:-

Quant: It went well I got two questions on permutation-combination.
Verbal: I really didn't know what went wrong. First three SC questions were out of the box..no special type..My guess is I made more mistakes in first 10 questions which cost me HEAVILY.

Lessons learnt: Since I used to get around 690 in GMAT prac test, I was over confident that I would score around 700..so bit casual which cost me heavily.
I will chill out this month and will restart prep from Dec...any suggestion on how to improve verbal will be greatly appreciated....

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Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 650 Q42 V37
GRE 1: 1310 Q630 V680
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03 Nov 2010, 07:56
I play a silly game for Verbal SC. Move things around in your head until you get a feel for what the GMAT considers incorrect, wordy, etc. Take simple phrases you normally say without a thought and think of all the different ways GMAT might throw these phrases at you. Make yourself laugh. The one that makes you laugh the least is the best answer .

1. "I wanted to have some pizza, initially; nonetheless, there had not been enough slices left."
2. "Initially, I wanted to have some pizza; however, there were not plenty of slices for me to have eaten."
3. "I wanted to have some pizza; however, there were no slices of pizza left."
4. "I had wanted to have some pizza: but it was all gone, before."
5. "Pizza, initially, I had wanted to have had - heretofore, I sha'n't any be eating."
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