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Targeted Verbal approach query

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30 Nov 2019, 19:41
Hi team,

To give you a bit of background, I am a native English speaker. I have taken the test more than three times. Lastly, I have thirty days until my next exam. I have a general query in relation to my GMAT score and next steps. I scored V28 on my official exams with percentile split ranges of CR35-45%ile, RC 35%ile and SC80% - 85%ile.

I was hoping to understand the benefit of perhaps a targeted approach during these thirty days. For example, assuming that other scores stay roughly the same, if I can improve my CR percentile from 35%-ile to 65-75%, based on the ESR scores seen on this forum, I believe I would comfortably be 32-33? For example, I might allocate my time in the following way CR 60%, RC 30%, and 10% SC. Is there benefit from this? Or would you advise otherwise?

Further background information:

On my GMAT Official Prep exams I have scored anywhere in the range of 27-32 with anywhere from 9-13 questions wrong.
Generally 5/9 for CR, 6/12 for RC and 11/13 for SC

The questions wrong on CR have generally been rated medium difficulty or above and for RC generally 1 question that might be easy and the rest "medium".

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01 Dec 2019, 19:04
Hi kiwihaze111,

In another post, you stated that you had taken the GMAT 6 times, so before we discuss how you might best proceed with this next phase of your studies, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) On what dates did you take each of your Official GMATs and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
2) How long have you studied in total? Over the last 3 months, how many hours did you typically study each week?
3) What study materials have you used so far?

Goals:
4) What is your overall goal score?
5) When is your exact next Test Date?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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01 Dec 2019, 19:52
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi kiwihaze111,

In another post, you stated that you had taken the GMAT 6 times, so before we discuss how you might best proceed with this next phase of your studies, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) Over a range of a year with Q38-44 and V23-28. With Verbal scores, in my last exam I scored 91st % ile in SC, 35th %ile in RC and 30th %ile in CR. My thinking is to focus on one whilst maintaining others e.g. sharpen up CR and maintain SC and RC.
2) A year. I have time to study up to 20 hours a week.
3) Manhattan Prep, eGMAT

Goals:
4) 650
5) 31 December
6) 3rd Round of European schools
7) European schools

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01 Dec 2019, 20:01
Hi kiwihaze111,

Since your next Test Date is just a little over 4 weeks away, we need to be dealing with exact information so that we can properly plan out this next phase of your studies.

1) In my prior post, I did not ask for "score ranges" on your 6 Official GMATs. I need to know the EXACT Score for each attempt. There are likely patterns in your performances and that data is required to help define those patterns. On what dates did you take EACH of your Official GMATs and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

2) You might also choose to purchase the Enhanced Score Report for your last attempt. While the ESR doesn’t provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define what went wrong on Test Day (and what you should work on to score higher). If you purchase the ESR, then I'll be happy to analyze it for you.

3) What are the exact application deadlines that you are facing?

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02 Dec 2019, 19:17
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Hi kiwihaze111,

While you certainly can take a focused approach to your prep, I think that you may need more time than just 4 weeks to improve your CR and RC skills. Would it be possible to push your GMAT to a later date and take the exam once you are truly ready to do so?
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