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# Timing Problem in Verbal Section

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09 Jul 2017, 05:08
I have scored 690 on GMAT Prep software. Q-49 (83rd percentile) & V-34 (69th percentile). There is no timing problem in Quant. In verbal, i have to guess on last 7-9 questions as i run out of time in the end. Official SC questions are more on awkwardness and wordiness, so i am not able to use splits and have to read all the answer choices completely and it takes time. In critical reasoning also, it takes time to read the question stem and all 5 choices. I am not able to comprehend quickly the language of most of the questions, question stems, passages and answer choices of SC, CR and RC of GMAT Prep exam. It is not everyday English which we find in newspapers, magazines or TV. However, my accuracy in verbal section is good on questions attempted by me. As far as my preparation is concerned, i have thoroughly completed the following guides.
SC - Manhattan, SC Grail, OG13 and OG-Verbal
CR - Manhattan, Powerscore, OG13 and OG-Verbal
RC - Manhattan, OG13 and OG-Verbal

Nothing is helping me to improve my speed on verbal.

Please advise as to how to increase my speed in verbal. If i am able to complete verbal in time, i can get a much higher score.
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09 Jul 2017, 15:43
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I would recommend that you practice reading newspapers/articles every day to increase your reading speed. Once you're comfortable reading at a quick speed, that will help you get through CR, SC, and RC questions even more quickly.

Another recommendation would be to eliminate answer choices as best you can. For example, you may want to write out letters A - E on your notepad. If you know it's not A, C, or D, then you can quickly cross out those letters on your notepad and decide between B and E. This will prevent you from re-reading any answer choice that you've already eliminated. Hope that helps!
Re: Timing Problem in Verbal Section   [#permalink] 09 Jul 2017, 15:43
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