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How to improve on verbal? Gmat score Q47 V21 560

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Guys, please suggest a strategy or the best resources to improve my verbal ability.

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New post 13 May 2017, 10:04
Hi achuepnlx,

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) How long have you studied?
2) What materials have you used?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?

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

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achuepnlx wrote:
Guys, please suggest a strategy or the best resources to improve my verbal ability.

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If you want to opt for a course, e-gmat is the most well known. Have used their material personally and the SC and CR are pretty good. Not sure about RC as I haven't used.

Another option is if you want to self study from books. In that case, Manhattan SC and Powerscore CR is the most common and most recommended.
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Studies:
1) How long have you studied? about 2 months
2) What materials have you used? mostly gmatclub questions and princeton
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)? Q47 V21 560

Goals:
4) What is your goal score? 680+
5) When are you planning to retake the GMAT? in 2 months time
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School? as soon as possible
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to? Mays Business School, Rotman, Jones, top 25 schools in short.


EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi achuepnlx,

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) How long have you studied?
2) What materials have you used?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?

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

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
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New post 15 May 2017, 01:30
I saw many people talking about it. I think I should give a try.


nishantd88 wrote:
achuepnlx wrote:
Guys, please suggest a strategy or the best resources to improve my verbal ability.

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If you want to opt for a course, e-gmat is the most well known. Have used their material personally and the SC and CR are pretty good. Not sure about RC as I haven't used.

Another option is if you want to self study from books. In that case, Manhattan SC and Powerscore CR is the most common and most recommended.
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New post 15 May 2017, 09:31
Hi achuepnlx,

From your response, it's not clear if you actually followed a formal Study Plan (or if you just worked through lots of questions while trying to self-teach the content). Raising a 560 to a 680+ is doable, but it will likely take another 2-3 months of consistent, guided study. 2 months of additional study could be enough, but you'll have to be really efficient with how you use that time. Beyond the obvious need to significantly improve in the Verbal section, you will likely also need to improve a bit in the Quant section. You already have strong overall Quant skills, so your emphasis in that section should be more on learning Tactics and patterns and eliminating little mistakes from your work.

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?
2) When did you take this CAT? Did you take the FULL CAT (with the Essay and IR sections)?

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New post 15 May 2017, 21:51
Hey,

I didn't have any proper study plan.. All I did was took few mock's, and Gmatclub quizes. When I sit, I try to sit at least for 2 - 3 hrs in order to get the feel of real Gmat.
Those scores are my actual scores from the Gmat exam which I wrote on 11/05/2017.
I can dedicate 20 - 40 hrs per week. During my mock's I take the whole exam at a stretch.


EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi achuepnlx,

From your response, it's not clear if you actually followed a formal Study Plan (or if you just worked through lots of questions while trying to self-teach the content). Raising a 560 to a 680+ is doable, but it will likely take another 2-3 months of consistent, guided study. 2 months of additional study could be enough, but you'll have to be really efficient with how you use that time. Beyond the obvious need to significantly improve in the Verbal section, you will likely also need to improve a bit in the Quant section. You already have strong overall Quant skills, so your emphasis in that section should be more on learning Tactics and patterns and eliminating little mistakes from your work.

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?
2) When did you take this CAT? Did you take the FULL CAT (with the Essay and IR sections)?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
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New post 16 May 2017, 19:53
Hi achuepnlx,

With 20 hours a week of focused study, you could potentially improve a great deal in 2 months. A V21 means that you lost significant points in all 3 major Verbal categories (SC, RC and CR), so you were likely just picking answers that "sounded good" without really knowing what patterns/rules/logic you needed to use to make sure that you were selecting the correct answer. Considering your score goal, you would likely find it beneficial to invest in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led). Most GMAT Companies offer some type of free materials (practice problems, Trial Accounts, videos, etc.) that you can use to 'test out' a product before you buy it. We have a variety of those resources at our website (www.empowergmat.com). I suggest that you take advantage of all of them then choose the one that best matches your personality, timeline and budget.

If you have any additional questions, then you can feel free to contact me directly.

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