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Help needed on improving both Verbal and Quant

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I've been studying for the past 6 months. Full time studying for the past month since I'm a student. I took my first GMAT in March and got 600 q45 v27. I was highly disappointed because my reading was really poor. My SC was actually 35 and CR 33 but I still purchased the Manhatten SC book and read it all. I bought Egmat last month and went thru pretty much all their material hoping to solidify my verbal. I was also reading articles on Scientific American and the Economist to improve my reading. However, I took the GMAT today and got q47 and v28. Math can be improved again, but verbal is not what I anticipated. I've done prep mock and got around 670-690 ish scores with verbal around 35 or slightly higher. I'm still waiting for my ESR but at this point I'm really frustrated by the verbal section. I honestly thought EGMAT helped a lot since I was seeing improvement in my prep mock tests but don't know how I can improve.

Any advices would be greatly appreciated.
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I've been studying for the past 6 months. Full time studying for the past month since I'm a student. I took my first GMAT in March and got 600 q45 v27. I was highly disappointed because my reading was really poor. My SC was actually 35 and CR 33 but I still purchased the Manhatten SC book and read it all. I bought Egmat last month and went thru pretty much all their material hoping to solidify my verbal. I was also reading articles on Scientific American and the Economist to improve my reading. However, I took the GMAT today and got q47 and v28. Math can be improved again, but verbal is not what I anticipated. I've done prep mock and got around 670-690 ish scores with verbal around 35 or slightly higher. I'm still waiting for my ESR but at this point I'm really frustrated by the verbal section. I honestly thought EGMAT helped a lot since I was seeing improvement in my prep mock tests but don't know how I can improve.

Any advices would be greatly appreciated.


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Sorry to hear that your Gmat didn't go well. Particularly so, since you were scoring in the range of 670-690 in the prep tests. However, Gmac states that your actual test may be +/- 30 points of prep tests. So you have to be more prepared next time. The following link will help you:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/verbal-guide ... urces-389/
It contains lots of resources for preparation. Also you can read the success stories of many members and get an idea required for the preparation.
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ww1207 wrote:
I've been studying for the past 6 months. Full time studying for the past month since I'm a student. I took my first GMAT in March and got 600 q45 v27. I was highly disappointed because my reading was really poor. My SC was actually 35 and CR 33 but I still purchased the Manhatten SC book and read it all. I bought Egmat last month and went thru pretty much all their material hoping to solidify my verbal. I was also reading articles on Scientific American and the Economist to improve my reading. However, I took the GMAT today and got q47 and v28. Math can be improved again, but verbal is not what I anticipated. I've done prep mock and got around 670-690 ish scores with verbal around 35 or slightly higher. I'm still waiting for my ESR but at this point I'm really frustrated by the verbal section. I honestly thought EGMAT helped a lot since I was seeing improvement in my prep mock tests but don't know how I can improve.

Any advices would be greatly appreciated.


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Sorry to hear that your Gmat didn't go well. Particularly so, since you were scoring in the range of 670-690 in the prep tests. However, Gmac states that your actual test may be +/- 30 points of prep tests. So you have to be more prepared next time. The following link will help you:

It contains lots of resources for preparation. Also you can read the success stories of many members and get an idea required for the preparation.


Thanks for your advice, I will look into it!
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Hi ww1207,

GMAC has publicly stated that the Official Score that you earn on Test Day is within +/- 30 points of actual ability. As such, your 2 Official Scores show that you essentially performed the same each time (about 610 +/- a few points). You handle certain aspects of the GMAT consistently well, but you also make certain consistent mistakes.

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) On what dates did you take each of your practice CATs? Which 'brands' of CATs did you use?
2) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

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3) What is your goal score?
4) When are you planning to retake the GMAT?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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ww1207 wrote:
I've been studying for the past 6 months. Full time studying for the past month since I'm a student. I took my first GMAT in March and got 600 q45 v27. I was highly disappointed because my reading was really poor. My SC was actually 35 and CR 33 but I still purchased the Manhatten SC book and read it all. I bought Egmat last month and went thru pretty much all their material hoping to solidify my verbal. I was also reading articles on Scientific American and the Economist to improve my reading. However, I took the GMAT today and got q47 and v28. Math can be improved again, but verbal is not what I anticipated. I've done prep mock and got around 670-690 ish scores with verbal around 35 or slightly higher. I'm still waiting for my ESR but at this point I'm really frustrated by the verbal section. I honestly thought EGMAT helped a lot since I was seeing improvement in my prep mock tests but don't know how I can improve.

Any advices would be greatly appreciated.


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For Concept Learning

Manhattan Quant Guides
Manhattan Verbal Guides
For CR: The Powerscore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible
For RC: Aristotle RC Grail

For Practice

The Official Guide for GMAT 2015-18
The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2015-18
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2015-18

Strategies

You can start with Quant or Verbal which suits you. If you have started with Quant then Start with the Arithmetic but if started with verbal then start first with Sentence correction. One month for learning Quant concepts and one month for practicing question and same practice for Verbal. During you Practicing question don't forget to make an error log to track your weak areas after practice. Once you know your weak areas revise your Concepts related to those areas and do some more Practice. 6-8 CATs are enough for practice the real tests. Make your Stamina for sitting 3 hours in the test and don't study more than 2 hours in one sit and 4 hours per day

Top CATs for Practice

1. Official GMAC CATs
2. Manhattan CATs
3. Kaplan CATs
4. GMAT Club Quant CATs

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