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# Need help. Moved from 660 - 710. Want 740+

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13 Aug 2018, 01:55
Hi,
I scored a 660 in my first attempt and 710 in my second attempt Q51 V35. During the course of learning was consistently scoring upwards of V38. I would wish to get a 740+ in the GMAT. I was enrolled in the test series provided by Manhattan, 800 score, Gmatclub and GMAT prep all modules. I had exhausted all my tests before I attempted gmat for the second time. Can someone please guide me about what should be done to increase my verbal score in the next attempt such as what test series to join now and what to concentrate on.
Your help would help shape my future.
Thanks

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13 Aug 2018, 05:30
betorocks wrote:
Hi,
I scored a 660 in my first attempt and 710 in my second attempt Q51 V35. During the course of learning was consistently scoring upwards of V38. I would wish to get a 740+ in the GMAT. I was enrolled in the test series provided by Manhattan, 800 score, Gmatclub and GMAT prep all modules. I had exhausted all my tests before I attempted gmat for the second time. Can someone please guide me about what should be done to increase my verbal score in the next attempt such as what test series to join now and what to concentrate on.
Your help would help shape my future.
Thanks

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Hello betorocks .......... Congratulations on the improvement. I heard that e-gmat has a quite a GMAT like collection ( though tougher side) .
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13 Aug 2018, 08:24
betorocks wrote:
Hi,
I scored a 660 in my first attempt and 710 in my second attempt Q51 V35. During the course of learning was consistently scoring upwards of V38. I would wish to get a 740+ in the GMAT. I was enrolled in the test series provided by Manhattan, 800 score, Gmatclub and GMAT prep all modules. I had exhausted all my tests before I attempted gmat for the second time. Can someone please guide me about what should be done to increase my verbal score in the next attempt such as what test series to join now and what to concentrate on.
Your help would help shape my future.
Thanks

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Hi
Gmat score of 710 is a very good score and will be accepted in most colleges. In order to increase your Verbal score, I suggest to refer to the below link:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... 42361.html
Regarding additional tests, you can go for Veritasprep tests.
Hope it helps. All the best.
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13 Aug 2018, 08:44
Hey! Q51 is an amazing score!! Congratulations!!

I am sure with more practice and gaining subject clarity would help you improve on your speed and accuracy. Have you identified by ordering an ESR as to which section is giving you more trouble?

Wishing you all the very best in your Verbal prep!!
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14 Aug 2018, 02:06
CAMANISHPARMAR wrote:
Hey! Q51 is an amazing score!! Congratulations!!

I am sure with more practice and gaining subject clarity would help you improve on your speed and accuracy. Have you identified by ordering an ESR as to which section is giving you more trouble?

Wishing you all the very best in your Verbal prep!!

Thank you very much. I did order the ESR and was able to identify that each of the three sections is at fault. I was not able to manage the time efficiently during the verbal section. Since then I have constantly tried to increase my speed but every time i increase my speed my accuracy suffers. I have revisited the official guide and the verbal guide but by now i know the answers to the questions so i feel i am not progressing further . I have recently started attempting the questions on this forum but my avg time is greater than the average time mentioned on the question.

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03 Oct 2018, 03:30
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betorocks wrote:
Hi,
I scored a 660 in my first attempt and 710 in my second attempt Q51 V35. During the course of learning was consistently scoring upwards of V38. I would wish to get a 740+ in the GMAT. I was enrolled in the test series provided by Manhattan, 800 score, Gmatclub and GMAT prep all modules. I had exhausted all my tests before I attempted gmat for the second time. Can someone please guide me about what should be done to increase my verbal score in the next attempt such as what test series to join now and what to concentrate on.
Your help would help shape my future.
Thanks

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Hi, I believe that you have a very strong chance to get a 740+ score. It is very natural to be at V35 and longing for more, as this is only a case with those who are at a level of certain verbal mastery. So all in all, a big CONGRATULATIONS!!, not only for a good score, but also for reaching at a level, which is above a substantial percentile. Another thing you should be glad about is that you have a score to improve in all the sections. But what is most important here is to not lose your base with over and diversified prep.

You please and should go through GMAT SC and CR books. first 3 chapters look like technical, but they aren't, and once you learn them the rest becomes a cake walk. Take notes of each page about what you've understood. Make your flash cards. Once you do so, and complete both the books, which you should be able to do so in 20 days' time if you give an hour each day to both the books, you then start attempting official questions, they are so intricate and a close match to what GMAT tests in verbal that, you will be able to reflect on nuances with the knowledge imparted by Manhattan books. The next 20 days should be spent on this exercise with detailed notes of each question you got wrong or guessed at the first place.

Now for RC, follow simple principle of reading the passage for mapping it first. Do not bother about time. Read it slowly, gather the gist of every information patch. An information patch is the set of sentences that do not bother until when the author doesn't change the aspect of that information. Each information is either a base of any new information, a supplement to any new information, or is in contrast with any new information. So by structural words such as Because of, however, despite, contrary, it can be agreed, etc. author divides those patches and knit this thoughts together. Each information in itself is either a premise/fact/data, assumption, or conclusion. Once you could start mapping a RC passage in the manner I stated above accurately. The time in doing so will reduce with each new RC passage you'll practice. This is an exhaustive approach, but guarantees a better success at RC then any other strategy such as Initial reading for main idea questions, etc.

Hope this helps.

Thanks,
Abhinav

P.S. Do not let your Quant expertise fall in pursuit of strengthening Verbal. Keep practicing Official questions and GMAT Club test questions again and again. I am sure from a Pool of 3000+ questions, you would not have yet remembered the answers of all of them. Even if you know the approach, just solve them for fun.
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