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# Need advice for Time management for Verbal

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14 Apr 2018, 06:31
I took Mgmat mock test today and when I am doing verbal I’m not able to manage time properly . It is at such a slow pace that I’m missing almost 10 questions which is hurting my score badly . Can anyone help me with this problem ? My main problem area is RC .

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14 Apr 2018, 06:57
Well for start, you can do following things.

1. Read daily at least one hour. nytimes or economist is best place to start. As you are indian, you might want to take a look at this app daily editorial, very nice app for daily reading.
2. Once you find significant improvement mix your reading with Economist. Again there is an app which give few article free.
3. try to solve 3-4 RC daily, apart from this. By this time you will find significant improvement in your CR,SC part too.

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14 Apr 2018, 07:00
Hello renjana,

Is the problem more to do with your reading speed or finding the answers to the questions?

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14 Apr 2018, 10:03
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Hi renjana,

Many Test Takers face pacing problems while dealing with either the Quant or Verbal section (or both), so you're not alone. However, pacing problems don't exist on their own - they're the results of OTHER problems. Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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14 Apr 2018, 10:44
Studies:
1) How long have you studied?

2) What study materials have you used so far?

Manhattan SC and CR , GMAT Verbal Review , GMAT math review , GMAT prep app . GMAT club

3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Quant I’m able to consisted score about 46 though my target is about 50 .

Verbal is my problem are . I’m stuck on 28/29 mostly because I do not find enough time to complete this section

Goals:

4) What is your goal score?

720/730

5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?

Mid may / May end depending on progress

6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

Planning to join Bschool next sept

7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

HEC , IESE , INSEAD , LSB etc

I will also have a work ex of 3 years by next year
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14 Apr 2018, 11:28
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renjana wrote:
I took Mgmat mock test today and when I am doing verbal I’m not able to manage time properly . It is at such a slow pace that I’m missing almost 10 questions which is hurting my score badly . Can anyone help me with this problem ? My main problem area is RC .

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For RC - the best way to improve is to practice.

I highly recommend Harvard Magazine articles? Why? Because they have a lot of short articles - that are very similar to what you might see on the GMAT exam -- usually 4-6 paragraphs citing some kind of social or science research.

Favorite this:
https://harvardmagazine.com/topic/Research

Look for where it says: "Select a topic:" - Humanities, Social Science, Science, International

Go to the above link and read some of the articles.You'll see these are almost the exact topics you will see on the actual GMAT exam.

Here's one example:

https://harvardmagazine.com/2018/02/how ... lationship

Are you able to quickly read through it - ideally without reading every word - and identify WHO is writing it and WHY they are writing it - WHAT's the whole point to the author spending time to write these passages?

These are great for RC comprehension - with practice, time management becomes a non-issue.

This is what we recommend for our students!

You can also get more RC Practice with our online question bank:

http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-t ... questions/

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15 Apr 2018, 11:52
Hi renjana,

Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so you might naturally improve as you continue to study. That having been said, many Test Takers who use a 'book heavy' study approach end up getting 'stuck' at a particular score level - and since your studies appear to have been book-heavy, it's possible that this has happened to you too. As such, you might end up needing to invest in some new, non-book resources to hit your Goal Score.

When I asked about your CAT Scores, I really want to know your EXACT Score results on EACH CAT that you've taken. In addition, I'd also like to know the date on which you took each CAT. There are likely patterns in your performance - but we cannot define those patterns if you're speaking in general terms.

1) What is the EXACT Score result on EACH CAT that you've taken?
2) On what date did you take each CAT?
3) What "steps" do you go through when dealing with a typical SC, RC or CR prompt?

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