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# V40 to V41/42 in 2 weeks - seeking suggestions

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29 Nov 2018, 14:04
I wanted to get some guidance on the which area to focus on for V40 to V41/42: CR, RC, or SC?

Summary of my journey:
- GMAT score history: V34 (Aug) to V40 (Nov)
- ESR raw score breakdown V34: CR 30 / RC 31 / SC 37
- ESR raw score breakdown V40: CR 34 / RC 40 / SC 47
- Devoted serious time to improving CR between test #1 and test #2, however my score has only improved from an equivalent 30 to 34, while reading + sentence correction have both improved by around 10 pts

My question: What's the best area to focus to try to notch my overall score up by 1/2 pts? I have 2 weeks, and given how much time I've already devoted to CR with not as much improvement, I'm thinking it's time to just pick low hanging fruit...which for me is RC.

I am aiming for around 720 overall. Consistently gotten Q47-49 / V40 on mock exams, but nerves got the best of me on test day and I ended up with a Q45/V40. My strategy is to (1) devise plan to combat nerves on quant and (2) try to improve my verbal 1/2 pts to give myself a buffer in case it doesn't go as planned.

Thanks everyone! Appreciate any insight.
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06 Jan 2019, 05:41
You have to try some meditation a few weeks before the exam and take a total control over your nerves. exam time anxiety has been a challenge for almost 70% of the test takers. You should indulge into activities such as aerobic exercises, yoga ,brisk walking, functional training before the exam so as to control the anxiety. also, you can try these app known 'calm'(worked best for me) and 'headspace' it's availiable on google playstore as well as on the Apple store. I hope this helps you in your next attempt. All the best
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