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How could I improve my verbal score from 17 to 30 plus within 2 months

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New post 25 Feb 2018, 08:58
Hello!!

This is my third time for taking GMAT exam, but my scores are still horrible.

Fact
1st (Jul 2016) : V18 (I did not purchase Enhanced Score Report)
2nd (Jan 2017): V17 (15%)
- CR 6 (5%)
- RC 16 (17%)
- SC 23 (34%)
3rd (Feb 2018) : V17 (15%)
- CR 6 (5%)
- RC 28 (52%)
- SC 19 (22%)

I confessed that all times when I did the real exam, I felt panic, anxiety, and pressure. When the first questions was appeared on screen and I felt that I don't understand the argument or passage at all. With the light font on screen, long content on each paragraph or argument, I answered all questions with my instinct. Last time, I don't understand throughout the passage. I skip for last 2 passages to save my time and answered by taking a chance.

Anyway, when I did on the OG book, my accuracy rate is 70-80% on average.
RC - My reading speed is quite slow (15 mins for all passage with 5-6 questions with 80% accuracy rate). Anyway, I am pretty understand the flow and content of passage
CR - I can catch where the conclusion is and clearly understand how to attack the question. I am not familiar with the argument that used the difficult words and long argument and choices, giving me not clear understanding.
SC - I think my pitfalls are that I was careless on something easy.


So, I would like to know that
1) How could I improve my verbal score as in fact I can answer most OG questions correctly. I aimed at 30+
2) How I plan my study schedule. I plan to re-take the exam again on May.
3) How could I control my anxiety, my stress when I faced the passage which I don't understand or long argument on CR.

Background
I am non-English native speaker.

1st time : I have less prepared for my verbal. I prepared just SC and a little bit of CR.

2nd time : I work so hard on verbal. My materials are OG2017 and Verbal Review 2017. Anyway, I still am not understanding in some answer explanations. I did 6 mock exams from GMAC. My verbal score is 17-21.

3rd time : I took the best GMAT prep school in my country. I have felt more confident for this time because now I can answer most OG questions correctly even some questions are wrongly answered, I understood every solution explanations. But the nightmare was when I took a mock test. Unfortunately, I have a few of preparation time for taking mock test. I did mock once and the result is that V21. However, I did Global expert 3 times. My result was that V21, 28, and 32 --- too much overstate ?

Thank you very much
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Hello!!

This is my third time for taking GMAT exam, but my scores are still horrible.

Fact
1st (Jul 2016) : V18 (I did not purchase Enhanced Score Report)
2nd (Jan 2017): V17 (15%)
- CR 6 (5%)
- RC 16 (17%)
- SC 23 (34%)
3rd (Feb 2018) : V17 (15%)
- CR 6 (5%)
- RC 28 (52%)
- SC 19 (22%)

I confessed that all times when I did the real exam, I felt panic, anxiety, and pressure. When the first questions was appeared on screen and I felt that I don't understand the argument or passage at all. With the light font on screen, long content on each paragraph or argument, I answered all questions with my instinct. Last time, I don't understand throughout the passage. I skip for last 2 passages to save my time and answered by taking a chance.

Anyway, when I did on the OG book, my accuracy rate is 70-80% on average.
RC - My reading speed is quite slow (15 mins for all passage with 5-6 questions with 80% accuracy rate). Anyway, I am pretty understand the flow and content of passage
CR - I can catch where the conclusion is and clearly understand how to attack the question. I am not familiar with the argument that used the difficult words and long argument and choices, giving me not clear understanding.
SC - I think my pitfalls are that I was careless on something easy.


So, I would like to know that
1) How could I improve my verbal score as in fact I can answer most OG questions correctly. I aimed at 30+
2) How I plan my study schedule. I plan to re-take the exam again on May.
3) How could I control my anxiety, my stress when I faced the passage which I don't understand or long argument on CR.

Background
I am non-English native speaker.

1st time : I have less prepared for my verbal. I prepared just SC and a little bit of CR.

2nd time : I work so hard on verbal. My materials are OG2017 and Verbal Review 2017. Anyway, I still am not understanding in some answer explanations. I did 6 mock exams from GMAC. My verbal score is 17-21.

3rd time : I took the best GMAT prep school in my country. I have felt more confident for this time because now I can answer most OG questions correctly even some questions are wrongly answered, I understood every solution explanations. But the nightmare was when I took a mock test. Unfortunately, I have a few of preparation time for taking mock test. I did mock once and the result is that V21. However, I did Global expert 3 times. My result was that V21, 28, and 32 --- too much overstate ?

Thank you very much


Hi,

Well V17 means you are unable to understand the questions asked in the exam. Forget the previous preparations for verbal and now focus on preparing in a better way. A V30 is very easy to get in my opinion.

First look at the plans for verbal -

https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-ver ... 33279.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... 13013.html

Follow one religiously

meanwhile take a look at this -
https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-of-verb ... l#p1999302


Now after you've planned on how to ace the verbal, look at the following links for each individual section tested on the GMAT


SC -
https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-most-com ... 40372.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/all-sc-rules ... 45563.html

RC -
https://gmatclub.com/forum/guide-to-rea ... 21112.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-most-com ... 40373.html

CR -
https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-most-com ... 40375.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/critical-rea ... 45178.html


I would suggest you to start your preparation with Manhattan books and read them. Reading means writing down the important concepts/rules tested on the GMAT. Purchase a rough note book and write down everything that seems important to you and try revising before every Mock CAT


Good luck on your preparation. I hope this helps

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Very good guidance from Hatakekakashi . Do follow that.

One top of that you have to find out time to read tough English material daily, for the least one hr. Around gmat club you can find many such sources. Next thing is improve your speed to read that material . while solving these test you have to reevaluate yourself. why you made so many mistakes at first place and how to deep dive inside those error.

Last but not the least , have a strategy for every question type in every section. when you are solving those question remember your strategy first. you probably think you don't need any such thing, but trust me you need it for solving 700+ question.

good luck.
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