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# Need Expert Suggestions on ways to improve Verbal

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04 Oct 2018, 09:41
All,

I appeared for test recently and was really devastated by seeing a dismal Verbal score.

Below is the some of the observations that might help you in providing the expert guidance
a. Prepared SC/CR/RC mostly from OG and RC from Butler's thread (was practising 2 RCs on a daily basis though not timed)
b. In the test, took close to 35 mins for first 15 questions, thereby having 30mins and 21 questions to attempt
c. Went into panic mode and was not able to concentrate on RC and CR
d. RC has become difficult and CR as well, was feeling better in SC
e. Confidence for CR was not that great but was following mostly GMAT Ninja suggestions to stay close to conclusion and not to reword in my own words and pay attention to qualifiers (adjectives/ comparatives/ linkage)
Pre-thinking sometimes otherwise POE most of the times
f. before exam but RC I knew if I give sufficient time (for me which was close 8-9 minutes). In RC I used to complete my understanding of the passage in 3 minutes and then solve questions, each question used to take 1-2.5 minutes to get answered. On an average 8-9 minutes depending on difficulty level. but was getting 90% time correct
f. Want to fresh start, but need suggestions as in how to improve..
g. Quant is not a problem as I am scoring in 49-51
h. GMAT Prep Mocks were good but not consistent ( was in the range of 700 (V29) -770(V42))

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04 Oct 2018, 16:02
Hi pk123,

While the ESR doesn't provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define what went wrong (and what you should work on to score higher). I'll be happy to analyze it for you, but I'll need to see your FULL ESR (and not just the data for the Verbal section). If you would prefer to not post the full Report publicly, then you can feel free to PM or email it to me.

Beyond that data, 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)? In your first post in this thread, you noted scoring 700/V29 - but you can't score 700 with a V29 (so there might be a typo in that information).

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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Rich
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05 Oct 2018, 09:22
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi pk123,

While the ESR doesn't provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define what went wrong (and what you should work on to score higher). I'll be happy to analyze it for you, but I'll need to see your FULL ESR (and not just the data for the Verbal section). If you would prefer to not post the full Report publicly, then you can feel free to PM or email it to me.

Beyond that data, 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)? In your first post in this thread, you noted scoring 700/V29 - but you can't score 700 with a V29 (so there might be a typo in that information).

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?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

Have sent you a pm. Please check. Thanks for the help.
Re: Need Expert Suggestions on ways to improve Verbal   [#permalink] 05 Oct 2018, 09:22
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