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Scored 590, planning to retake, need help in sorting study material

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New post 31 Jul 2017, 09:59
Hi,

I took my exam on July 26th, and a scored a really low 590 with 47 in Quant and 25 in Verbal. I realize I need to up my game in verbal a lot. Since, I am targeting ISB, I would want to retake the exam after two months. I messed up last time by not choosing good study material. Please suggest the best material for:

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Hi Neha,

Since the Round 1 application deadline for ISB isn't until the middle of October, you still have plenty of time to train for the GMAT and improve. The key word there is "train" though; however you studied before, you now have to make the necessary changes to how you're training to face the GMAT (which will require that you focus on learning/practicing some new Tactics). As I mentioned before though, you will likely have to commit to a consistent study routine for the next two months.

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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Dear Student,
You certainly need to up your game in the Verbal section.
The average score in ISB is around 700-710. To improve to a 700+ score, you will have to improve to a V38+ and a Q48+ score. Use the GMAT Planner to fix your Verbal / Quant scores to get to a 700+ score.

Your current performance
A score of V25 is around 40%. It clearly indicates that you lack in the core conceptual knowledge for majority of the concepts. You first have to work on the core skills and then learn how to apply the concepts to solve questions of medium and high difficulty.

How to improve in the Verbal section?
To prepare for the verbal portion of the GMAT, you need to have a very strategic approach. You can only succeed on it when you have the right combination of knowledge of concepts and application.
A student should know how to apply the learnt concepts properly to get a good score. In the actual GMAT exam, tricks and shortcuts tend to fail and only students with a proper approach to questions succeed.

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Given the improvement you’re looking at and the time you have for the preparation, I suggest you look at the Verbal Online course- the most successful Verbal course ( 700+ successful reviews on GMAT Club.)

The course starts from the basics, gives Real Time Feedback (very similar to what a private tutor does.) about the student’s progress and in a Progressive manner goes up to the highest difficulty level of questions.

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi Neha,

Since the Round 1 application deadline for ISB isn't until the middle of October, you still have plenty of time to train for the GMAT and improve. The key word there is "train" though; however you studied before, you now have to make the necessary changes to how you're training to face the GMAT (which will require that you focus on learning/practicing some new Tactics). As I mentioned before though, you will likely have to commit to a consistent study routine for the next two months.

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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Hi,

I can devote 3-4 hours daily and more if required. How should I proceed now, and what all more materials should I use?

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