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New post 07 Aug 2017, 22:19
sir/ma'am
I am writing GMAT at the end of this month however my mock scores are stuck around 680 to 690 (veritas prep :680,690,MGMAT:690,experts Global :680,680,650)
my verbal is at v35 to v38 and quant is hovering aroung Q46 to Q47 which i know can pull up to Q49 .
but i am scared about the verbal in my last attempt i had reached v33 in mocks but reduced v30 in actual exam

sources used :Egmat ,Veritas prep books,MGMAT ,Magoosh ,education Aisle Sentence correction Nirvana and optimus prep
random documents : 700- 800 level sc and cr

what should i do to improve my skills in SC ,CR and RC
currently for SC i am doing random sources with an accuracy of 80 to 85 percent which reduces to 75 under test condition
for CR i m practicing veritas question bank and LSAT CR and scoring 75 to 70 percent in a 25 set questions (this remains same during mock also )
for RC i am practicing daily 4 rc with an accuracy of 65 to 75 percent but the percent reduces to 60 in test conditions

what practice source should I refer to in SC specific : so as to fine tune my concepts and practice bank for the same
books etc :coaching i dont think is an option
I haven't bought an exam pack but thinking to do so : free ones i have already used up so cannot write an official mock
and what to do for RC i am practicing 4 RCs daily but i guess its somehow not working
??????? :? :?: :beatup :?

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oishik2910 wrote:
sir/ma'am
I am writing GMAT at the end of this month however my mock scores are stuck around 680 to 690 (veritas prep :680,690,MGMAT:690,experts Global :680,680,650)
my verbal is at v35 to v38 and quant is hovering aroung Q46 to Q47 which i know can pull up to Q49 .
but i am scared about the verbal in my last attempt i had reached v33 in mocks but reduced v30 in actual exam

sources used :Egmat ,Veritas prep books,MGMAT ,Magoosh ,education Aisle Sentence correction Nirvana and optimus prep
random documents : 700- 800 level sc and cr

what should i do to improve my skills in SC ,CR and RC
currently for SC i am doing random sources with an accuracy of 80 to 85 percent which reduces to 75 under test condition
for CR i m practicing veritas question bank and LSAT CR and scoring 75 to 70 percent in a 25 set questions (this remains same during mock also )
for RC i am practicing daily 4 rc with an accuracy of 65 to 75 percent but the percent reduces to 60 in test conditions

what practice source should I refer to in SC specific : so as to fine tune my concepts and practice bank for the same
books etc :coaching i dont think is an option
I haven't bought an exam pack but thinking to do so : free ones i have already used up so cannot write an official mock
and what to do for RC i am practicing 4 RCs daily but i guess its somehow not working
??????? :? :?: :beatup :?


Hi oishik2910,

Try to drill down into each problem type to ace them.

SC: The questions test various concepts such as S-V agreement, modifiers, parallelism etc. Find out what troubles you. As a general guide line, you can start solving a question by taking the following things in consideration:

1. Find out the subject and the verb
2. See that the S&V agree in number
3. Look out for the modifiers
4. Look out for parallelism
5. Look out for usage of certain words - such as vs like, few vs less etc.

CR: There might be certain types of questions that are troubling you. May be Assumption, may be conclusion, inference etc.
You need to find that out and then practice them
RC: This again can be drilled down into different types of questions and also different topics. See what questions and topics trouble you the most and then practice accordingly.
Quants: Again try to break the questions in topics such as Algebra, Number system (very important), Geometry, PnC etc.

As an addition, start preparing an error log and keep a note of all the mistakes you made and the lessons you learnt from the problems. This will ensure you do not make the same mistake again.
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