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Non native..stuck at 25 verbal..:( Do I need a priviate tutor?

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Hi Guys.
I have been studied gmat around 5months but stuck at verbal. (Quant part 47-49).
I am taking e-gmat for both of them and already did OG 2019 and know my weak area which is almost every part in verbal :(
I do error log ..and even watched video 3times for the weakeast part in CR in e-gmat. However still same!! :(
Accurate rate is almost 50% so most of part is equally same/incorrect.. so not really have strong part:((
I am devastating and don't want to give up.
Is it better to get priviate tutor at this situation? Anyone had gone same situation like me?

Originally posted by milkybar on 12 Nov 2019, 03:49.
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milkybar wrote:
Hi Guys.
I have been studied gmat around 5months but stuck at verbal. (Qunt part 47-49).
I am taking e-gmat for both of them and already did OG 2019 and know my weak area which is almost every part in verbal :(
I do error log ..and even watched video 3times for the weakeast part in CR in e-gmat. However still same!! :(
Accurate rate is almost 50% so most of part is equally same/incorrect.. so not really have strong part:((
I am devastating and don't want to give up.
Is it better to get priviate tutor at this situation? Anyone had gone same situation like me?


Hey relax, it happens, looks like the method which you are using might not be suitable. I will suggest you to try different method and see what works for you.

Also, if you can afford, then you can go ahead with private tutor.
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Hi milkybar,

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 many hours do you typically study each week?
2) Have you used any other study materials besides the ones that you listed?
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your overall 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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Hi Please see my answer below. Appreciate your honest advice.

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Hi milkybar,

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 many hours do you typically study each week? 1hr/day on weekend, 6hr/day on weekend
2) Have you used any other study materials besides the ones that you listed? Kaplan book
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
9/22 580 (Q43 V27)
10/2- 560 (Q42 V25)
11/3 -610( Q49, V24)
11/17 -640 (Q48, V30)


Goals:
4) What is your overall goal score? 720
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT? one week later. I want to feel/ and check actual difficulty of the test and the whole process for real test of the early of next year(thats my target time). I know I am not ready so this test will be just a checking and then I will immediately cancel the score at the test place. Do you think it could be helpful? or better to postpone to Jan? 3
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School? Next year
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to? Top 10

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Hi milkybar,

There's no real harm in taking the GMAT soon (so that you can get a sense of how facing the Official Exam might differ from how you face your practice CATs/mocks), but it will cost you some money - and if you do not think that you will hit your Score Goal, then you have to decide if the 'experiment' of facing the Official GMAT is worth that expense.

Your Verbal Scaled Scores from your first 3 CATs are all around a V26, so this recent V30 either means that you have been improving your overall Verbal skills OR that you got a bit lucky (re: on a few questions, you narrowed the answers down to 2 choices and 'guessed' correctly). Based on the information that you have provided - along with your Score Goal - you will likely need at least another 2 months of consistent, guided study before you could get to the point that you could consistently score 720+.

I suggest that you study however you like for the next week, then take a new, FULL-LENGTH CAT so that we can see if you're actually performing at a higher level overall at this point. Make sure to take the CAT in a realistic fashion (take the FULL CAT - with the Essay and IR sections, take it away from your home, at the same time of day as when you'll take the Official GMAT, etc.). Once you have that score, you should report back here and we can discuss the results and how best to proceed.

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