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04 Dec 2012, 05:12
@supri1234: greatps24's Video is really good! I think it may help! But in the end, it's all about practice, so have a look at a couple of strategies and try to practice more CAT's as the confidence of right answers will help you boost your Verbal score, especially RC. (Reading of newspapers, books (in well-written English) may also help).

@all:

I would really appreciate if you could drop me just one line of input what you think on the 3 questions I should do in my last 7 days of preparation in order to get a score above 700. Thanks in advance!

740+ study diary
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04 Dec 2012, 05:31
Hi all!

Me too for the same time slot. I am giving my test in the first week of Jan. Last Sunday I have given gmat prep 1 and scored a 610 ( Q 44 and V 30) I am parallelly working on both practising questions posted in this forum. All the best to Dec takers!

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06 Dec 2012, 10:05
I am writing next week. My last practice exam was 44V-37Q
I've been using the "From 44 to 50" post to improve my Q. Do you have any advice for bumping up V in a short time frame? I am focusing on the 700-800 level SC and CR problems. Particularily the heavily weighted SC.

Writing CFA I would take the night before the exam off to unwind, have you had success craming, review, or relaxing the nigh before GMAT?

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06 Dec 2012, 10:19
FunnyReference wrote:
I am writing next week. My last practice exam was 44V-37Q
I've been using the "From 44 to 50" post to improve my Q. Do you have any advice for bumping up V in a short time frame? I am focusing on the 700-800 level SC and CR problems. Particularily the heavily weighted SC.

Writing CFA I would take the night before the exam off to unwind, have you had success craming, review, or relaxing the nigh before GMAT?

HI

Have you gone through this thread:

gmat-prep-analysis-tool-102803.html
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06 Dec 2012, 11:55
I plan to take it on Dec 31st and I've just started my preparation.. Can anyone please suggest something? I have MGMAT, CR bible, OG 13 and supplements with me. I've started reading RC from MGMAT yesterday.

Background: I took a GMATPrep test a few months back. Scored a 530, but couldn't really begin my preparation due to some issues. Again, I'm caught up with some stuff and I'll be able to study only 60-70% of the remaining 23 days. Can anyone suggest something?

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06 Dec 2012, 20:35
I also plan to write in Jan 2013.. So, how are we planning to track progress?

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07 Dec 2012, 08:56
pashraddha wrote:
I also plan to write in Jan 2013.. So, how are we planning to track progress?

You can post
-your progress/
- section you are preparing.
- Any doubts or clarification needed.
- Your mock test scores etc

Meanwhile, you can refer to following threads:

Quant:
the-final-climb-quest-for-q-50-from-q47-129441-40.html#p1145769

Verbal:
how-to-go-to-v40-from-v30-142361.html
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07 Dec 2012, 09:34
Hi all

I have my test on 19th Dec. Kaplan free test on 26th nov - 740. GMATprep on 6th Dec - 740 (Q50 V40). My problem is that I am not able to finish the Verbal section in time. On both of these tests I was left with 11 questions when I had only 10 minutes to go. I know timed practice is one way to resolve this. But that doesnt seem to be helping much. Any other suggestions on improving my verbal score and timing ?

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08 Dec 2012, 11:50
Today, I finished the SC part from OG 12 and OGV2. But, still I am not able to finish most of the question in 1 min. Will practice SC from OGV1.

For timing strategies (especially for Verbal), there was one post which uses tables to explain. Does anyone remember the thread of this post?

Meanwhile, I just want to share some motivational words from well-someone-had-to-pay-143699.html:

The motivation:

I can’t lay more stress on this than I will in my next few sentences.
It is pretty simple. If you are not motivated enough to see yourself in the school you want, to get the score you want, you will never end up getting them. Period. It is critical that you stay focussed and work hard towards what you have set for yourself. I don’t believe in 1 week-760 debriefs. A 2 month-720 is much sweeter. Let me just write here what everyone knows - there are no miracles. And you definitely won’t see one on the GMAT.

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08 Dec 2012, 22:03
Hello all,
I'm planning to take the GMAT on Jan 11 and aiming for 650 AT LEAST!
Material used:
Kaplan course + PowerScore CR+ OG12 + OGVerbal + OG Quant + MGMAT SC
Previous practice tests:
Kaplan 600 (twice)
GMAT Prep 640 (Q45-V35): What I did in the verbal section in this test is not to worry about time AT ALL! I found out that I got the first 10-15 questions right but then had to guess on up to 4-5 questions to keep up with time.
FULL GMAT Prep with Essay and IR 580 (Q46-V25)
Real test 2 weeks ago 580 (Q47-V25)
Apparently I have some stamina issues + I only have myself to blame as I didn't practice any verbal 3 weeks before the exam!
What I'm doing now is going through everything slowly to understand everything in Verbal and focus 90% of my studies on Verbal, while doing 20 Quant questions everyday to keep my Quant pace up!
I'll start the E-GMAT course next week as many people in this forum recommend it. I'll do it for 6 hrs everyday for 2 weeks! I'm a full time student and really must get a 650 the least before Jan 15 for a PhD program admission.
I'm taking a FULL practice test this upcoming Friday to see where I stand before doing the E-GMAT and one every Friday until Jan 11! I'll use the MGMAT tests as I read a lot of users recommend them!
I'm thinking about doing the strategy I did when I got a 640 in a GMAT Prep (treat the Verbal section as 36 questions instead of 41, I mean worrying about timing in all 41 questions ruins my chances in getting anything right)! it worked in the first GMAT Prep and I got a 35! What do you guys recommend when it comes to timing issues in Verbal ? Also, what would be the best way to keep myself focused in the Verbal as much as I'm focused in the Quant (I tend to lose focus when it comes to Verbal, I'm not sure if its stamina or its just too boring for an international student like me) ?

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08 Dec 2012, 22:05
I forgot to mention that I have been timing myself now everyday with Verbal questions. Besides the studying, I do almost 10 SC (12 min) + 2 RC passages(4min passage 1min question) + 10 CR (22min)

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09 Dec 2012, 02:26
supri1234 wrote:
hi i am going to take gmat 23rd december.But my verbal section is not so good.I cant finish verbal on time.What can i do to improve my verbal score?

You can not do anything for RC in such a little time, all you can do is watch Ron's Videos (the first 3-RC vdo's) and follow these tips :-

1. From now, practice the RC 99 passages(OG or any good resource for that matter) at least 6-7 RC's everyday don't do it a day before the exam.
2. The real GMAT has dense and boring topics so don't let your brain get tired even if it does then blink 2 -3 times and read with full attention and proceed.Don't get lost between lines in the real test.Keep your calm and don't get upset for past questions.
3.RC is a concentration and patience test- keep yourself involve in the topic , and try to co relate the story or frame it in your mind like a map, take notes.

STOP thinking that you have a poor RC preparation ! You can do it !

Good luck !
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09 Dec 2012, 02:45
Hi!

Scheduled gmat on 29th dec 2012.
taken gmat once on 26th nov 2012
score: 660(Q50 V30) - disappointed with verbal score
gmatprep2: 720(Q49 V40)

looking forward to make the most of the next 20 days!
any suggestions for ramping up verbal score are more than welcome!

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09 Dec 2012, 21:27
Hi Guys,

I have finished OG12 RC.
and timing was 5-7 min for a passage with accuracy level of 70% and most of the question which i got wrong is of inference based.
So going to take careful attention for those questions.
I want to know what are the other source i should look forward to solve varied passages of RC that can comply to original GMAT passage standards?
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09 Dec 2012, 23:36
Aristocrat wrote:
Hi Guys,

I have finished OG12 RC.
and timing was 5-7 min for a passage with accuracy level of 70% and most of the question which i got wrong is of inference based.
So going to take careful attention for those questions.
I want to know what are the other source i should look forward to solve varied passages of RC that can comply to original GMAT passage standards?

Sources: OG 11, OG verbal 2nd edition, 1st edition, gmat prep pack

Focus only on official sources as recommended by experts
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10 Dec 2012, 00:40
Hi I am planning to give my GMAT in mid jan for Round 3 applications , I am kind of in my starting stages.

Done SC grail, Power score Bible CR and and now OG -12 half way ..
Hope to complete OG -12 and 13 in dec with concepts and then start with full time tests..In the mean while studying Quant form other books and to give GC quant tests to see where do I stand.
can any one please give me the links for GC quant and verbal free tests.
also please let me know if I m wrong in my approach any where.

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10 Dec 2012, 02:23
Hey had anyone registered for e-gmat SC course?
if yes then how much time it will take to finish full course?
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10 Dec 2012, 04:16
Hi All,
My GMAT exam is on 10th January and my resent MGMAT score is 580(Q43 V27). This may not be my accurate score as i have left out 6 questions in Quant and 5 questions in Verbal due to lack of time. My Target is 700+, Will i be able to acheive this score within 1 month. I am pretty sure that i can improve my quant score but have doubt about my verbal performance

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10 Dec 2012, 05:24
Aristocrat wrote:
Hey had anyone registered for e-gmat SC course?
if yes then how much time it will take to finish full course?

It will take approx 60-70 hrs. I have registered for their Verbal Live course.
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