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# SC Problems _ how many to get right

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09 Jun 2004, 02:03
I do have a serious problem on the SC side. I am going to take the test in 2 weeks . As of now, my scores on Kaplan are about 560-580, Princeton about 620-640 and times higher.

I have already completed OG about 1.5 times and in practice sessions in which I take about 40 questions and practice consistently these are the types of scores that I am getting

RC - 40Q - 35 R ( right )
CR - 40Q- 36 R
SC - 40Q - 29 R sometimes even lesser but never less than 26/27.

Going by the above , if i perform average on D day , I would get hit seriously by the low SC scores.

Any thoughts on how bad it can get. I am just trying to see how all of you guys are performing in practice sessions.

Ciao

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09 Jun 2004, 02:16
bruce_spider wrote:
I do have a serious problem on the SC side. I am going to take the test in 2 weeks . As of now, my scores on Kaplan are about 560-580, Princeton about 620-640 and times higher.

I have already completed OG about 1.5 times and in practice sessions in which I take about 40 questions and practice consistently these are the types of scores that I am getting

RC - 40Q - 35 R ( right )
CR - 40Q- 36 R
SC - 40Q - 29 R sometimes even lesser but never less than 26/27.

Going by the above , if i perform average on D day , I would get hit seriously by the low SC scores.

Any thoughts on how bad it can get. I am just trying to see how all of you guys are performing in practice sessions.

Ciao

You know that you can estimate your score here, right?
http://www.gmatclub.com/content/resourc ... /index.php

Unfortunately, I was always strong in grammar as it is just a bunch of rules that can be learnt and don't require any creativity, sort of like math. I hope I am not offending anyone, as I referring to gmat math

I used a book that has been out of print for a long time.

Most often, the basics are the main reason for mistakes. You seem to have a good grip on the stats on SC. I recommend figuring out the main problem areas and specifically, making sure you don't make mistakes on the same question again. Take a practice section with just the questions you got wrong and see how you "understood" your mistakes there and what is still lacking.

I wish I had a good Grammar book in mind
I know this site is not bad:
http://www.englishgrammar101.com/

Also check the links section , Verbal GMAT
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09 Jun 2004, 02:40
BB,

i think the score calculator helped to reduce some of the anxiety.

thanks for the reply. But I do understand that there are rules and rules in grammar and since you tend to hear all the junk ( value add , strategic ) and tend to write them too.

On your suggestion on trying to do problems, I tried to do it once but the fact remains that I was doing things by memory and not by logic. Shall give it a try once again.

BTW, if you were practising on a bank of 40 SC Questions do you think you would have got all of them right .

Thanks and keep posting.
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09 Jun 2004, 02:45
bruce_spider wrote:
BB,

i think the score calculator helped to reduce some of the anxiety.

thanks for the reply. But I do understand that there are rules and rules in grammar and since you tend to hear all the junk ( value add , strategic ) and tend to write them too.

On your suggestion on trying to do problems, I tried to do it once but the fact remains that I was doing things by memory and not by logic. Shall give it a try once again.

BTW, if you were practising on a bank of 40 SC Questions do you think you would have got all of them right .

Thanks and keep posting.

Yes, indeed, as soon as you work through a question, you don't forget it, but still, you can at least try to remember why it was wrong, my last chance to convince you to try it

As to getting things right, SC was my strongest part always, and I would be really upset if I missed more than 2 in Kaplan's set of 15. Usually I got 1 or none wrong, but I did SC for fun and relaxation before reading, so.... if you don't consider SC a "fun" activity, you will probably have different standards.

By the way, I never scored higher than 640 on Kaplan.
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