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Hello,

I gave my GMAT and scored a demeaning 530. However, in my mocks, I was consistently score 650+. My target score is 700+, to be achieved in the next 1 month.
Would really appreciate if someone couple please help me understand and answer below queries.

Question 1. What went wrong in Quant? I was consistenly scoring Q47+ in my mocks. On the actual GMAT I lost close to 2 min because of the extended break and had to guess the last 4 - 5 questions. Had I not lost these 2 mins and answered two out of last 4 questions correctly, would it impact my score? My target score is anything above Q48+

Question 2 - I am weak in SC. However, my RC seems decent. and need to push CR. I got 75% of the questins correct in the first 9 questinos. Dont know what happened in the second quarter.

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ace12314 wrote:
Hello,

I gave my GMAT and scored a demeaning 530. However, in my mocks, I was consistently score 650+. My target score is 700+, to be achieved in the next 1 month.
Would really appreciate if someone couple please help me understand and answer below queries.

Question 1. What went wrong in Quant? I was consistenly scoring Q47+ in my mocks. On the actual GMAT I lost close to 2 min because of the extended break and had to guess the last 4 - 5 questions. Had I not lost these 2 mins and answered two out of last 4 questions correctly, would it impact my score? My target score is anything above Q48+

Question 2 - I am weak in SC. However, my RC seems decent. and need to push CR. I got 75% of the questins correct in the first 9 questinos. Dont know what happened in the second quarter.

Thanks a lot
Cheers!

Hi ace12314,

I'd be happy to help! Could you post a screenshot of your ESR, or at least summarize the main points, so that I can take a closer look? Thanks! :)

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Thank you for your revert Carolyn. I am unable to post screenshots and attach ESR report.
Can you please share your email id so that I can mail it to you?

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Hi, please find attached my ESR.

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Hi, please find attached my ESR.

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Hi ace12314,

Thanks for sending your ESR -- sorry for the delay!

Regarding your first question, if you had answered two additional questions correctly, your score would likely have been raised by a few points, giving you around a 45 (although possibly a little higher, since those questions would have been more difficult and therefore worth more). It looks like apart from Counting, there isn't a particular area that you are especially weak in. So I would recommend that to reach a 48+, over the next few weeks, focus on time management skills and practicing more advanced strategies. Definitely spend some time reviewing all your old practice questions, and make sure you fully understand the answers. Then, spend some time each day going through the articles on the Magoosh blog, which will help you with additional strategies and practice questions:


And here are some time management tips:


For Verbal, it does look like SC, and grammar especially, is your main weakness. I'd recommend focusing on that, as well as CR.

GMAT Sentence Correction questions test multiple concepts and require a strong understanding of English grammar. The best way to excel on these questions is to practice SC questions and thoroughly study your practice so that you understand why correct answer choices are correct and why wrong answer choices are wrong. If you are serious about improving your verbal score, you must read as much as possible. Here are suggested reading materials: GMAT Reading List

Generally speaking, to improve on Critical Reasoning questions, you need to first understand the argument -- understand the meaning of the sentences, understand the pieces of the argument, and understand the logic that connects the pieces. Are you understanding what the passage is saying, or are you just looking for words like "therefore," and "however," without understanding what is being said? If you're not understanding what the passage is saying, it's possible that reading comprehension is a problem, in which case you need to actively read more often to improve your reading ability. However, since your RC score is pretty strong, the problem may be more related to strategy. You need to be able to identify the question type and know about the common wrong answers that appear with each relevant question type. The real key is breaking down the argument into its specific pieces and then weeding through the answers. You really need to be looking for wrong answers when you tackle these questions. Do not think of it as finding the right answer, but rather, think about it as looking for why answers are wrong and eliminating them until you are left with one answer. Make sure to look for answers that are connected to the passage and avoid making inferences that are not based solely on the argument. Don't bring in your outside knowledge.

It's key to remember that to really improve, it's necessary to practice and review rigorously. Understanding a concept and answering a question correctly are separate skills. You need to practice answering questions to get better. Attempt as many questions as you can and really spend the time to understand each question after you answer it, even if you answered it correctly. You should take notes on the different wrong answer types and take notes on the wording of the question and its connection to the question type.

Again, I'd recommend spending time each day going through the relevant articles on the Magoosh blog for further help with strategy and practice:


And finally, make sure you review this post on learning from your practice:


I hope that helps a bit! :)
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