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Hi community guys,

I've been struggling with Verbal section on GMAT. I'm able to score Q47 quite often (which is enough for my targets) but on Verbal I've been fluctuating a lot (from 25 to 35). If I Scored Q47 &V35 I'd be more than happy and indeed I got this once. The main problem is that I can't manage Verbal pacing accordingly and almost all times I have to guess or answer questions in last than 45 seconds from question 33 on. As I'm not native English speaker, it takes time for me to read properly. Typically I have to guess two sections of Reading Comprehension. I've attached my last perfomance on GMATPrep. I got 26 Verbal questions right apparently with 600+ difficult level, based on the question style and what was been tested. I've also attached Verbal summary performance.

Do you have any suggestions, such as don't leave too many questions to guess at end, or don't get too many questions wrong in a row ? Anything is welcomed.

Thanks in advance
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Your analysis is correct. The timing issue is hurting your score. If you want to score towards the higher end of your 'ability range' (probably a 35+, since you've already gotten that sore in practice!), you can't let yourself run out of time. Since it's a reading speed problem, there are a couple of possibilities:

- You can learn to read faster while continuing to read in basically the same way. The best way to do this is to practice reading, a lot. Not just GMAT materials. Read magazine and newspaper articles with similar content to what you'll see on the GMAT.

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... rehension/

- You can learn to read differently - specifically, you can learn to read less of each passage, and skim more, while still getting basically the same number of questions right.

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... p-passage/

Or if the problem is with Sentence Correction timing, you can learn to look for differences among the answer choices first, rather than reading all the way through each answer choice.

- You can adopt a guessing strategy that lets you strategically guess on questions at regular intervals throughout the test, so you don't miss a lot of questions in a row at any point.
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Hi!

There is another thread with different scenarios:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-so ... 46146.html
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Hi community guys,

I've been struggling with Verbal section on GMAT. I'm able to score Q47 quite often (which is enough for my targets) but on Verbal I've been fluctuating a lot (from 25 to 35). If I Scored Q47 &V35 I'd be more than happy and indeed I got this once. The main problem is that I can't manage Verbal pacing accordingly and almost all times I have to guess or answer questions in last than 45 seconds from question 33 on. As I'm not native English speaker, it takes time for me to read properly. Typically I have to guess two sections of Reading Comprehension. I've attached my last perfomance on GMATPrep. I got 26 Verbal questions right apparently with 600+ difficult level, based on the question style and what was been tested. I've also attached Verbal summary performance.

Do you have any suggestions, such as don't leave too many questions to guess at end, or don't get too many questions wrong in a row ? Anything is welcomed.

Thanks in advance



In addition to the post suggested by Akela which is written by Bunuel, here is
another brilliant strategy which one could use to improve your Verbal scores

You can read this post, written by mcelroytutoring
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-pacing- ... fl=similar

This is a recent decent strategy which one could follow and make sure you get almost
nothing wrong in the first 20, which might in turn boost your Verbal score!

Hope that helps you!
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Hi Guys,

Thanks a lot for your replies.

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