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How to move from 550 to 600

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My Gmat Journey has started almost 4 years back. i took Gmat 4 times, and my score pattern is as follows

Gmat1: 470, 35(Q) 21(V)
Gmat2: 500, 39(Q) 20(V)
Gmat3: 500, 43 (Q) 17(V)
Gmat4: 550, 45(Q) 21(V)

followings are the books i used to prepare.

OG 10,11,12,13, Verbal &Quant Latest Edition,
MGMAT Full 8 books with 6 Mockups.
E-gmat live classes.
Kaplan Advanced.
Princeton Review.
Magoosh Online .
GMAT Prep Question banks,
GMAT Prep Additional 2 paid mockups

Now to the point, Basically i am an engineer with more than 10 years experience. Knowing the fact that this 10 years gap requires me to have a very good preparation to get a good score, i started my preparation from the scratch.When i evaluate my score myself, first 2 Gmat exam results are a indicative of my careless way of preparation. After almost 1 year gap i again decided to give a third shot , By this time i studied MGMAT, E-gmat and other stuff really seriously and almost all MGMAT mockups results varies from 580 to 700. Even though , i set my target 600 in my third attempt. Unfortunately i couldn't make it. After 2 months , i started my preparation again , and i enrolled in magoosh online preparation. i prepared for another 3 months and i got 550.

My target score is atleast 600. On getting all these score, i started thinking what happened to me, why i could get good scores in my mockups but not in my Real Gmat exam. My introspection says that whenever i am in a timed exam , i easily gets nervous and eventually my brain could not focus on the exact question . means, on the first time when i see the Verbal question i feel some what a blackout then slowly i have to bring my attention back to the question . This attitude consumes my time.

Now, i am planning to give my 5th and could be the last Gmat attempt. But what i feel that i am lacking a strong strategy how to approach Gmat more than the basics of the Verbal section. But i have no idea how to prepare now and what to do now, because almost Gmat preparation resources got exhausted even i know the answer once i see the question itself. even i am planning to go for a private tutor who can asses my strength and weakness closely and guide me .......

Please i need good advice and help.............

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A 50 point jump should be pretty doable. It sounds like you already know what your problem areas are. You mentioned that you studied with some books; have you ever spoken with a tutor? Economist GMAT Tutor offers a free 1:1 strategy session with a tutor if you sign up for the free trial. The tutor will be able to learn your history, see your progress in your account and determine the best strategy for you. If you do ultimately decide to sign up for our course, we also offer a 50 score improvement guarantee. If you'd like to sign up for the free trial, you can do so here:


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