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Support Required - Don't want to give up !!

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17 May 2018, 05:46
Hello Friends,

I am really depressed today and lost all hope after screwing my exam today. I am summarizing my prep journey and speculating some suggestions from club members.

First attempt: August 2014 - OA: 590 - Q 47, V 25 (without any preparation, was not able to go through OG also as I want to apply to few colleges in hurry)

Second attempt: Jan 2016 - OA: 620 - Q 49, V 25 (with 5 days of preparation & completed OG)

Third attempt: May 2018 - OA: 610 - Q 49, V 25 (with 1.5 year of dedicated preparation)

For the last attempt I was pretty much determined to crack a good score:

1. Completed entire e-GMAT course two times for verbal

2. Attended Princeton class room coaching for both verbal & quant

3. Gone through entire OG three times while completing error log for each question

4. Took 6 Veritas + 12 Princeton + 6 Manhattan + 6 Official GMAC test and scored 700 + in first attempt in each of them (Avg: Q 49, V 38).

5. Repeated above test and scored 750+ in each of them (Avg: Q 50, V 42), now at this point I can see question and tell which option is the answer without even looking at the options.

After all this hard work of one year my score in official exam is still same for Verbal 25. I am not able to understand why I am not able to score marks in actual test. I am capable enough to control my anxiety level but today during exam I was not able to apply even one concept which I have learned in last one year. I took proper 8 hours of sleep and was on leave for last three days just to keep myself calm for the exam.

I am not sure what to do now, how to even add one more point to '25'. Any suggestion would be highly appreciated. I don't want to give up and surely can give one last attempt to this dreaded exam !!

Thanks
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Joined: 30 Aug 2015
Posts: 11
Re: Support Required - Don't want to give up !!  [#permalink]

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17 May 2018, 12:25
Ask yourself whether you have reviewed all the questions carefully in which you have made the mistakes during practice.......

aryamanis wrote:
Hello Friends,

I am really depressed today and lost all hope after screwing my exam today. I am summarizing my prep journey and speculating some suggestions from club members.

First attempt: August 2014 - OA: 590 - Q 47, V 25 (without any preparation, was not able to go through OG also as I want to apply to few colleges in hurry)

Second attempt: Jan 2016 - OA: 620 - Q 49, V 25 (with 5 days of preparation & completed OG)

Third attempt: May 2018 - OA: 610 - Q 49, V 25 (with 1.5 year of dedicated preparation)

For the last attempt I was pretty much determined to crack a good score:

1. Completed entire e-GMAT course two times for verbal

2. Attended Princeton class room coaching for both verbal & quant

3. Gone through entire OG three times while completing error log for each question

4. Took 6 Veritas + 12 Princeton + 6 Manhattan + 6 Official GMAC test and scored 700 + in first attempt in each of them (Avg: Q 49, V 38).

5. Repeated above test and scored 750+ in each of them (Avg: Q 50, V 42), now at this point I can see question and tell which option is the answer without even looking at the options.

After all this hard work of one year my score in official exam is still same for Verbal 25. I am not able to understand why I am not able to score marks in actual test. I am capable enough to control my anxiety level but today during exam I was not able to apply even one concept which I have learned in last one year. I took proper 8 hours of sleep and was on leave for last three days just to keep myself calm for the exam.

I am not sure what to do now, how to even add one more point to '25'. Any suggestion would be highly appreciated. I don't want to give up and surely can give one last attempt to this dreaded exam !!

Thanks
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Joined: 16 Mar 2018
Posts: 46
Location: United Kingdom
GMAT 1: 650 Q45 V35
Re: Support Required - Don't want to give up !!  [#permalink]

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18 May 2018, 07:08
Hi buddy, please don’t give up.
Many of us have been in the same boat where we have been bogged down by Verbal Gmat despite preparing our best.
and i have still not cleared this boat yet so hang in there tight and ask yourself some tough questions plus think outside the box about your prep.

1. GMAT as they say is not english language or verbal ability test, its a logical comprehension test. You can improve grammar knowledge by re-doing Verbal but logical comprehension needs practice and time.
I can say that because i was stuck between V28-30 for 2 long years when i realised this school like cramming and just finishing off the so called syllabus from OG just wont cut it.
Not that i am at V40 rightnow still struggling to go consistently beyond V35 but my friend it needs lot of dedication and practice.
2. Practise leads to my second point you don’t need to practice GMaT stuff only but you have to become A Gmat ghost whatever you read just try to apply the gmat principles looking for SC constructions, logical patterns in reasoning by the author and even trying to think assumptions and out of scope opinions... you will have to adapt your reading to that Gmat logical Quality.
3. Quality of reading - to improve our Verbal reasoning we need to read a lot and read dense stuff you can find gmat related super links on the forum eg Scientific journal, Harvard Business Review, PwC Quarterlies.
4. Following Great Verbal champs on this forum, check out Souvik, Whiplash and many more plus the great coaches here.. read twice may be thrice how they approach a question and go about it.

GMAT is a beast and it is tamed not by re-attempting whatever you have done but by methodically slicing it piece by piece like a butcher does it.

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Re: Support Required - Don't want to give up !! &nbs [#permalink] 18 May 2018, 07:08
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