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# How to improve speed in SC section

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27 Sep 2017, 09:00
Hi all,

I took the gmat once on August 26th. My verbal score is 34 and I aim to get >40 in the test next month, so I planned to focus on SC part as I heard that it's the most efficient part to improve the score.

In the previous test, my SC strategy was to find different points in each choice and eliminate ones with grammar mistakes. Of course I also look at the meaning of the whole sentence but I didn't have time to focus 'that' much. Talking about the time, I think this strategy worked pretty well as I can finish the verbal section exactly on time. But from the score result, I guess that the accuracy is not good.

After I watched e-gmat lessons, I tried changing my strategy to the 'meaning-based'. I spent a lot of time understanding the question prompt, then read each choice and eliminate when I find mistake. Although my accuracy improved, I spent nearly 2 minutes on even some easy questions and nearly 3 minutes on most difficult questions.

Do you guys have any recommendations on how to improve the speed while having good accuracy? Should I try other method?

Thanks.
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27 Sep 2017, 21:53
zedyx101 wrote:
Hi all,

I took the gmat once on August 26th. My verbal score is 34 and I aim to get >40 in the test next month, so I planned to focus on SC part as I heard that it's the most efficient part to improve the score.

In the previous test, my SC strategy was to find different points in each choice and eliminate ones with grammar mistakes. Of course I also look at the meaning of the whole sentence but I didn't have time to focus 'that' much. Talking about the time, I think this strategy worked pretty well as I can finish the verbal section exactly on time. But from the score result, I guess that the accuracy is not good.

After I watched e-gmat lessons, I tried changing my strategy to the 'meaning-based'. I spent a lot of time understanding the question prompt, then read each choice and eliminate when I find mistake. Although my accuracy improved, I spent nearly 2 minutes on even some easy questions and nearly 3 minutes on most difficult questions.

Do you guys have any recommendations on how to improve the speed while having good accuracy? Should I try other method?

Thanks.

Are you crystal clear with the concepts and strategies? These threads might help:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-go-to ... 42366.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/sc-strategie ... 07121.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/e-gmat-s-all ... 44985.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/sentence-cor ... 04883.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... l#p1836416
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27 Sep 2017, 23:08
Hi zedyx101,

Have you purchased the Enhanced Score Report for your Official GMAT? I ask because unless you have the ESR, then you don't know for sure the SC is your biggest 'weak spot' (it's possible that the missing points that you're after are based on something else - RC/CR, your pacing, etc.). While the ESR doesn't provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define what went wrong (and what you should work on). If you purchase the ESR, then I'll be happy to analyze it for you.

Beyond that, 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 study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?

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4) What is your overall 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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