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# How to improve verbal score? I got V17(12%)

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GMAT 1: 510 Q44 V17
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How to improve verbal score? I got V17(12%) [#permalink]

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19 Jul 2013, 08:17
Hello guys,

I took GMAT two years ago and scored 510(Q44V17). I am non-native speaker. Never studied in English speaking country before. I am retaking the test in November in order to apply for R2 and I am planning to study at least 6 hours, 7 days a week until the test date. I really need to work on my verbal step by step to get my willing overall score of 650. Please assist me what books, materials and which company courses will best suit for my need. By the way, I started reading fiction books, advised by BB, 10 pages a day.

Thanks so much,
Chris

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Re: How to improve verbal score? I got V17(12%) [#permalink]

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20 Jul 2013, 22:27
Chris,
Even I am struggling with verbal and I will share with you what little knowledge I have about its preparation.
I hope you have already browsed through the numerous articles here at gmatclub about verbal preparation plan. Anyway, here's the one that has pointers to a couple of them, written by bb.
gmat-study-plan-how-to-start-your-gmat-prep-80727.html

Here's a list of resources which I am using for Verbal :
MGMAT SC Guide
Powerscore CR Bible.
e-gmat verbal live prep course.
Of course, the official guides.

I specifically followed a strategy for SC which worked for me to get around 80-85% accuracy. Here it is: when-to-take-the-test-and-how-to-improve-my-preparation-154880.html#p1240521

Regarding prep courses, I have the experience with only two - Knewton & e-gmat.
While Knewton has a structured interface with both Quants and verbal concepts covered in its course, I figured I needed dedicated attention in Verbal.
e-gmat offers around 10-15% of their course free of cost. I made use of this free trial thoroughly including a couple of free live sessions and only then enrolled for their complete course. So you can try the same if you want. After all its a free trial. Whats there to lose?

6 hours, 7 days a week is ample amount of time to get a good score. Research for a couple of days about the resources available and their reviews. Then decide what will work best for you.
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It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward.
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Re: How to improve verbal score? I got V17(12%) [#permalink]

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05 Aug 2013, 10:54
Chris99 wrote:
Hello guys,

I took GMAT two years ago and scored 510(Q44V17). I am non-native speaker. Never studied in English speaking country before. I am retaking the test in November in order to apply for R2 and I am planning to study at least 6 hours, 7 days a week until the test date. I really need to work on my verbal step by step to get my willing overall score of 650. Please assist me what books, materials and which company courses will best suit for my need. By the way, I started reading fiction books, advised by BB, 10 pages a day.

Thanks so much,
Chris

Hi Chris99,

Keep your head up - you can improve a lot from here. Indeed the test can seem intimidating for a non-native speaker - especially if you try to learn all the fancy grammar terminology that goes with various concepts. We recommend taking a simpler approach and thought process.

As an example, take a look at this GMAT tip: http://www.gmatpill.com/ebook/GMATPill- ... -promo.pdf

If you are purely looking to practice GMAT question, you can go here: http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-t ... -questions

Before you go to bed, try to review what you covered that day. Do the same when you wake up and plan our study for that day.

As always, we are here to help.

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