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# Improvement in VA score

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Joined: 24 Mar 2017
Posts: 8
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Operations
GMAT 1: 680 Q50 V32
GMAT 2: 690 Q48 V37
GPA: 3.8
WE: Asset Management (Energy and Utilities)

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03 Sep 2017, 19:26
I have been trying to improve my VA skill to breach or reach the magical Verbal score for me 40. I have tried to improve the score by solving all the OG 17s problem (analysed them as well), gone through manhattan guides. But still the verbal score is languishing around 36. The detail of practice tests given so far:

1. Manhattan Practice Test: 26.07.2017 630, Q:46, V:31
2. Kaplan Practice Test: 02.08.2017 710, Q:50, V:36
3. Gmat Prep Exam 1: 24.08.2017 700, Q:49, V:36
4. Veritas Practice Test 1: 02.09.2017 690, Q:51, V:34

Resource left for practice test: Economist Free Practice Test, Veritas Practice Test 2, Gmat Prep Exam 2.

I have not scheduled GMAT Test date, but plan to give it by Sep 15th (Test Date easily available)
I am targeting a score upwards of 720. As you can see my verbal score is really pulling me down. RC and CR is not an issue, but my accuracy with SC really sucks.
Is there anything which I can try to improve my Verbal score to 40 or give the exam and hope for best?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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07 Sep 2017, 11:45
kewldudeer wrote:
I have been trying to improve my VA skill to breach or reach the magical Verbal score for me 40. I have tried to improve the score by solving all the OG 17s problem (analysed them as well), gone through manhattan guides. But still the verbal score is languishing around 36. The detail of practice tests given so far:

1. Manhattan Practice Test: 26.07.2017 630, Q:46, V:31
2. Kaplan Practice Test: 02.08.2017 710, Q:50, V:36
3. Gmat Prep Exam 1: 24.08.2017 700, Q:49, V:36
4. Veritas Practice Test 1: 02.09.2017 690, Q:51, V:34

Resource left for practice test: Economist Free Practice Test, Veritas Practice Test 2, Gmat Prep Exam 2.

I have not scheduled GMAT Test date, but plan to give it by Sep 15th (Test Date easily available)
I am targeting a score upwards of 720. As you can see my verbal score is really pulling me down. RC and CR is not an issue, but my accuracy with SC really sucks.
Is there anything which I can try to improve my Verbal score to 40 or give the exam and hope for best?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Hi kewldudeer,

The best way to improve your score is to 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.
Re: Improvement in VA score   [#permalink] 07 Sep 2017, 11:45
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