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# I can't do GMAT Verbal!!

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I've been so frustrated with my performance on verbal!!! on some of my practice exams that I use from MGMAT I get Q44 V35, but when it comes to the real exam I score so poorly, Q44 V25, and Q44 V30, I noticed that the last two exams the GMAC starts off with SC as opposed to CR. Anyways, is there any way I can substantially improve my score within the next month, particularly in my Verbal? If so, can someone please give me advice on how?! Thank you!!!

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I've been so frustrated with my performance on verbal!!! on some of my practice exams that I use from MGMAT I get Q44 V35, but when it comes to the real exam I score so poorly, Q44 V25, and Q44 V30, I noticed that the last two exams the GMAC starts off with SC as opposed to CR. Anyways, is there any way I can substantially improve my score within the next month, particularly in my Verbal? If so, can someone please give me advice on how?! Thank you!!!

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There is one thing I have noticed with Verbal in GMAT. I am primarily a math-guy. Of course, not at least as good as Bunuel or many others over here but I can decently keep my score at a 47 minimum and strive to get to 50, if the day is right. Verbal used to stump me the same way as it does to you. During the first attempt a couple of months ago, I had struggled to get to a 35 in practise scores from as low as a 22. But I couldn't cross that 35 barrier. 35 was the best score I could make in one practise test. Q49 and V35 gave me a 690 once on GMAT-Prep, and that's it. That's the farthest I had gone ever.

After a debacle, I started to ponder upon what was wrong. Focus, is the most important factor for non-native speakers. In fact, it is important for any test taker because no matter how smart or intelligent a person could be, the trap in the question would be hiding right under the nose and no one might even spot it. Learn to focus for longer hours, focus on relevant or irrelevant, boring or interesting, any topic. Speed, is the second important factor. You should do it correctly and you should do it quickly. What ever it is that you are doing. Improve these skills first. Stay alert, never let your brain go numb.

Now comes the actual part. All questions are template based in GMAT. There are specific styles in which questions are prepared and posed. If you know the templates, know how to recognize them in the given questions and know how to get to the correct answer, that is all that is needed to achieve the score of your dreams. For CR, powerscore bible is good. For SC, MGMAT SC is perfect. For RC, this club is awesome.

Approach verbal questions like you approach a math problem. There are given elements and then there are unknowns, that you need to calculate and to get there, you need any extra information or implement some known formula etc etc. Verbal goes pretty much the same way. Trust me, just be on the look-out. I am sure you'll improve, you'd have to spend the required time for that.
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29 Jan 2010, 13:03
thank you so much, I'm going to try and take your approach. I've encountered the 35 Verbal barrier as well. It's a tough barrier for me to cross.
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29 Jan 2010, 13:05
I agree that it is best to study the paradigms. Each question adheres to a template and many of the practice guides will give you examples of each. Kaplan seems especially good at pointing out patterns to look for.
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29 Jan 2010, 23:06
barney, good words mate!!!
just looking at the avatar photo... reminds me that I am huge fan of How I Met your Mother... and offcourse Coby S...
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01 Feb 2010, 11:51
hello to all. I wounder how i can improove my Vebal. I try to read something in English but i dont know exactly what. I will be very glad when somebody can share his experience with me. (Which books; news papers etc shall i read? Is it good idea to read all gmat texts that i could find?) THANKS A LOT
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01 Feb 2010, 11:54
And something important too. How can i learn nev words, is it useful to learn this latin and greek roots for gmat? I have realy a problem with gmat reading sometimes i can solve the text very good but sometimes i do all wrong((((
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