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# My GMAT experience so far

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12 Mar 2010, 13:22
Hi, I'm a no native speaker civil engineer, here are my scores so far:
530 Q43 V21
550
570 Q46 V23

The problem is that in all the practice test I have been steadily scoring over 650

Manhattan GMAT
CAT1 Q41 V32 600
CAT2 Q43 V35 640
CAT3 Q47 V34 670
CAT4 Q47 V34 670
CAT5 Q47 V34 670
CAT6 Q44 V34 640

I also take the Kaplan course (which didn't help a lot, because it's mainly focused on math)

I wasn't nervous during the exam!
I don't know how to improve on verbal. I started with English just two years ago and I feel that I have to guess to much on RC and CR because my lack of vocabulary. In SC I rely on my ear and what I have learn during this time, but I don't have the background on grammar.
I'm sure I can improve even more on Math but I'm not sure on how to attack the verbal part the most efficient way.

Any suggestions???

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12 Mar 2010, 14:57
SC - you cannot trust your ear for SC except for may be IDIOMS.
Ex: 10 items or less - you see this expression everywhere but its gramatically wrong. You need to go through manhattan SC book and understand each and every option in SC questions in OG - understand i mean you need to know why the wrong answers are wrong.

And improving vocabulary - you go to read some english fiction, columns etc and this would take time and depends

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13 Mar 2010, 00:06
How long did you study?

Looks like you took the Kaplan Course - are you considering retaking it. I believe it is free....?
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13 Mar 2010, 12:04
I studied for 4 months. I did take the Kaplan course 2 times.
I'm considering retaking the GMAT in 1 month.
I would like recommendations on how to attack the verbal part more efficiently. (I got the Manhattan SC, CR and RC)

Thanks

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13 Mar 2010, 12:53
It is hard to master the test and use strategies if you are not a native speaker. Don't laugh but the best suggestion for you would be reading english books (see this post: GMAT fiction).
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13 Mar 2010, 13:26
Thanks for the advise, I'm on my second fiction book by now. I guess the rest is practice, practice and practice.

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13 Mar 2010, 20:49
you actually listened
most people just want to hear about some easy method that's hidden from everyone or something they want to hear. Glad to have you here!
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29 Mar 2010, 15:48
Ok, I scheduled an appointment for GMAT on 28 April.
I bought the all the material from GMATCLUB (25 math and 6 verbal exams), I hope I can get a little better on Math and a LOT BETTER on Verbal, I'm also doing the 1000 SC and I'm reading two fictions books. This is the last time I will take the exam so I hope to get the results I'm expecting for the effort.

Wish me luck!!!

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29 Mar 2010, 17:32
Good luck mate!!

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29 Mar 2010, 18:32
jgras wrote:
Ok, I scheduled an appointment for GMAT on 28 April.
I bought the all the material from GMATCLUB (25 math and 6 verbal exams), I hope I can get a little better on Math and a LOT BETTER on Verbal, I'm also doing the 1000 SC and I'm reading two fictions books. This is the last time I will take the exam so I hope to get the results I'm expecting for the effort.

Wish me luck!!!

Good luck! by the way do you keep error log? because it really is helpful. After you take the test, evaluate what you did wrong and why then go back to books to revise the concept related to mistakes very carefully.
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02 Apr 2010, 23:46
all the luck to you!!!!

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28 Apr 2010, 13:00
I just got out of the exam and I couldn't be more happy right now, I scored 700 (Q49, V35) my last result (1 month ago) was 570 (Q46, V23). I also believe I nailed the AWA. I just couldn't believe it when I saw the score, I screamed in the middle of the room. I really want to thank everybody in the forum, specially to bb and chineseburned (great post on AWA and Gmat experience). Considering that I got 490 the first time I will recommend to anyone who is taking the exam to persevere, because for non-native speakers the exam could be very discouraging. I will post later on my last month of study (130 points dif).

Greetings

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