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New post 26 Nov 2017, 05:24
Hello Experts and fellow test takers.

I just took my gmat and it went terribly bad.
It was my verbal. The worse thing is I was feeling I did relatively well on the verbal as compared to the my quant but still its the verbal section that caused my downfall.
I am attaching my ESR here.
Please suggest me a re-take preparation strategy. I don't want to put in a lot of gap time.

I scored a verbal 29 which my lowest so far. The lowest I ever scored on the verbal was a 32.

So far I've done the full course of Princeton review for basics and strategies and Read Manhattan guides on SC and RC.
For practice I used official guide 2017, gmat exam pack 1 and veritas.

Here's a brief about my preparation so far.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/help-for-the ... 53512.html

Please suggest me how to go about this.
It would really mean a lot.

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Based on these results, you may be interested in looking more carefully at fundamentals of sentence structure and meaning.

Your CR is higher probably because it involves more logic - more similar to math. So your weakness is more in sentence structure and meaning.

See if these videos help:

SC: http://www.gmatpill.com/sentencecorrect ... ythons.mp4

CR: http://www.gmatpill.com/criticalreasoni ... Estate.mp4

http://www.gmatpill.com

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Hello srishti201996,

1. I would suggest you to visit your SC basics. Reading SC books might help but i would suggest you to go through
    A. Thursdays with Ron videos.
    B. Youtube webinars by GMATNinja
    C. QOTD posted by Souvik on regular intervals

P.S. [w.r.t. SC] --- Always review - in depth - your answers, even if you get them correct. While solving a question if you find some error in an option, don't move on to the next option; try to find more errors in that choice. Once you are done with that option, then only move onto the next one.

2. For RC do atleast 2 - 3 RCs daily. Read Scientific American journal. It has very GMAT like language, that will also help you in SC. Its .pdf are available online for free.

Spend more time on these two topics, but don't completely ignore CR. There is room for improvement there also, and that is the best part. It will be easier for you to improve drastically by improving in bits in all the departments.

I hope that helps !!
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GMATPill wrote:
Based on these results, you may be interested in looking more carefully at fundamentals of sentence structure and meaning.

Your CR is higher probably because it involves more logic - more similar to math. So your weakness is more in sentence structure and meaning.

See if these videos help:

SC: http://www.gmatpill.com/sentencecorrect ... ythons.mp4

CR: http://www.gmatpill.com/criticalreasoni ... Estate.mp4

http://www.gmatpill.com



Thank you for the reply! :)

Can you suggest me if i should work more on my basics or on practice?

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Hello srishti201996,

1. I would suggest you to visit you SC basics. Reading SC books might help but i would suggest you to go through
    A. Thursdays with Ron videos.
    B. Youtube webinars by GMATNinja
    C. QOTD posted by Souvik on regular intervals

P.S. Always review - in depth - your answers, even if you get them correct. While solving a question if you find some error in an option, don't move on to the next option; try to find more errors in that choice. Once you are done with that option, then only move onto the next one.

2. For RC do atleast 2 - 3 RCs daily. Read Scientific American journal. It has very GMAT like language, that will also help you in SC. Its .pdf are available online for free.

Spend more time on these two topics, but don't completely ignore CR. There is room for improvement there also, and that is the best part. It will be easier for you to improve drastically but improving in bits in all the departments.

I hope that helps !!


Thank you so very much! :D

This is a lot of great insight. For RC, yes thats the strategy i am planning to adopt. For SC, I will brush up my basics first then practice a lot consistently.
PS QOTD is question of the day? Is it posted everyday?
I know there is room for CR improvement too! I had an average 80 percentile + accuracy for both SC and CR and about 75% for my RC but i think i messed up big time on the test day.

Thank you so much for making time to respond to me.

Regards :)

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srishti201996 wrote:

Thank you so very much! :D

This is a lot of great insight. For RC, yes thats the strategy i am planning to adopt. For SC, I will brush up my basics first then practice a lot consistently.
PS QOTD is question of the day? Is it posted everyday?
I know there is room for CR improvement too! I had an average 80 percentile + accuracy for both SC and CR and about 75% for my RC but i think i messed up big time on the test day.

Thank you so much for making time to respond to me.

Regards :)


QOTD (question of the day) isn't posted daily but on regular intervals. Follow Souvik so that you can receive notification when he posts one.

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srishti201996 wrote:

QOTD (question of the day) isn't posted daily but on regular intervals. Follow Souvik so that you can receive notification when he posts one.

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Thanks a lot! got it! :D

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Responding to your PM.

1) Maintain an error log and write down all the official questions you get wrong.
2) Take the GMAT Prep tests again and again. That would get you exposed to the difficult questions. Those questions were actual GMAT questions earlier. Find strategies to beat those.
3) ESR report, the first two sections killed your score. The initial questions are very important and determines your score. Later questions have less error correction.
4) Practice, analyze and practice those wrong questions again.
5) Take your CATs very seriously like actual GMAT.

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I would grab a (junior high, or HS) grammar textbook, and work on that. If you can't get the basics from a prep course, you have to go even further back.

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