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# Retaking GMAT after 5 years - need help in verbal study plan

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13 Nov 2007, 15:37
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Friends,
I plan to retake my GMAT after 5 years. The first time around I scored 570(Q 47/ V23) after 5 weeks of preparation - a bad score and hence did not do anything about it then.

I am looking to improve my score substantially - around the 700's. I started my preparation this time by taking the crack gmat test (since it was already installed on my computer) and was disappointed with a score of 545. I am looking for advice in following a structured approach to tackle the verbal section. Also, information on the material to be used will be of great help.

Thanks

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13 Nov 2007, 16:17
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raoarun wrote:
Friends,
I plan to retake my GMAT after 5 years. The first time around I scored 570(Q 47/ V23) after 5 weeks of preparation - a bad score and hence did not do anything about it then.

I am looking to improve my score substantially - around the 700's. I started my preparation this time by taking the crack gmat test (since it was already installed on my computer) and was disappointed with a score of 545. I am looking for advice in following a structured approach to tackle the verbal section. Also, information on the material to be used will be of great help.

Thanks

My personal suggestion to you:

OG11
OG verbal
1000s SC,CR and RC

Manhattan Review 7 series verbal books or all
I heard good words about Princeton books but dunno which ones
Criticalreasoningbible book

and Gmatclub

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13 Nov 2007, 19:44
Thanks for your suggestions. One more question. The 1000SC does not have explanation for its answers. Is there a place I can refer to for answers? Or do I look for help on the forum.

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13 Nov 2007, 19:49
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I would look for help in the forum. Try searching for them first, though... there are tons of stuff out there.

I would also recommend the Manhattan GMAT Sentece Correction (red cover). It's been a great help to me.

When are you taking the GMAT?

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13 Nov 2007, 19:52
I plan to take it in late Dec. Have not registered as yet. I hope I am giving enough time for preparation!!

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13 Nov 2007, 21:17
Ravshonbek wrote:
raoarun wrote:
Friends,
I plan to retake my GMAT after 5 years. The first time around I scored 570(Q 47/ V23) after 5 weeks of preparation - a bad score and hence did not do anything about it then.

I am looking to improve my score substantially - around the 700's. I started my preparation this time by taking the crack gmat test (since it was already installed on my computer) and was disappointed with a score of 545. I am looking for advice in following a structured approach to tackle the verbal section. Also, information on the material to be used will be of great help.

Thanks

My personal suggestion to you:

OG11
OG verbal
1000s SC,CR and RC

Manhattan Review 7 series verbal books or all
I heard good words about Princeton books but dunno which ones
Criticalreasoningbible book

and Gmatclub

Where is Criticalreasoningbible book, I am unaware of this..

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14 Nov 2007, 14:45
I am not aware of this either.
Also, has anyone used http://www.litesee.com/

I find it very difficult to finish 25 questions in 15 minutes. Is that the expected pace?

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14 Nov 2007, 14:45
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