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# Need Serious Help in Verbal - 650 Q50V27

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07 Oct 2013, 13:17
I just took my first GMAT and received 650 (Q50V27)...
I've scheduled 2nd GMAT for the first week of November and I need to completely re-strategize the verbal part of the exam. Any advice from the experts would be greatly appreciated...

I'm completely lost, I've always thought that I was decent in all parts of the Verbal : SC,CR,RC. It seems like I need to start from the ground zero and attack the basics again. Does anybody have a great a month study guide to follow?

I'm a hard worker, will follow any guide-lines.

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07 Oct 2013, 22:34
It's important to know, how were you scoring in the mock tests(and in which test). Does your low verbal score a day story or is there some pattern in the score?

josephcho wrote:
I just took my first GMAT and received 650 (Q50V27)...
I've scheduled 2nd GMAT for the first week of November and I need to completely re-strategize the verbal part of the exam. Any advice from the experts would be greatly appreciated...

I'm completely lost, I've always thought that I was decent in all parts of the Verbal : SC,CR,RC. It seems like I need to start from the ground zero and attack the basics again. Does anybody have a great a month study guide to follow?

I'm a hard worker, will follow any guide-lines.

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what part of the verbal are you failing at? SC ? RC? CR?
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Hi achilies,

Since the original post is almost 2 years old (and the poster hasn't been on the site in almost a year), it's possible that you won't be hearing back from him/her.

Have you taken the GMAT yet? If so, then how have you scored?

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23 Sep 2015, 10:23
Hi achilies,

To raise your scores to the 720+ level, you're going to have to make some improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. From what you've described, it looks like you've taken a 'book-heavy' study approach so far. Many Test Takers end up getting 'stuck' at a particular scoring level when studying in this way, so it's possible that the same thing has happened to you.

1) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
2) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

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23 Sep 2015, 13:46
No i have not booked it yet, it is not a hard time line, but want to get the ball rolling to be able to submit my application for the 2nd round.
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23 Sep 2015, 22:03
Hi achilies,

Since you're dealing with a limited timeframe, I have a few specific questions about your last few CATs:

When you took your last 3 CATs:
1) What were your exact scores on each (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?
2) Did you take the ENTIRE CAT each time (including the Essay and IR sections)?
3) Did you take them at home?
4) Did you ever do ANYTHING during your CATs that you couldn't do on Test Day (pause the CAT, skip sections, take longer breaks, etc.)?
5) Did you ever take a CAT more than once?

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25 Sep 2015, 17:03
josephcho wrote:
I just took my first GMAT and received 650 (Q50V27)...
I've scheduled 2nd GMAT for the first week of November and I need to completely re-strategize the verbal part of the exam. Any advice from the experts would be greatly appreciated...

I'm completely lost, I've always thought that I was decent in all parts of the Verbal : SC,CR,RC. It seems like I need to start from the ground zero and attack the basics again. Does anybody have a great a month study guide to follow?

I'm a hard worker, will follow any guide-lines.

Hey josephcho

Here is a customized one month study plan that can help boost your score: http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-t ... study-plan

Use this as a guideline. You don’t have to follow it exactly but the structure of the study plan should be the same structure that you take in your approach. This helps to optimize your retention and learning.

As you study, we recommend that you focus on one particular subsection for multiple consecutive days before moving onto the next. You can see this in our study plan where we recommend 5 days on nothing but SC -- before moving onto CR and then RC.

Best of luck- we are here to help.
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