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# Verbal sucked!

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02 Oct 2003, 05:36
I took GMAT a week ago and turns out I sucked on verbal part. I know where my weaknesses are now. And the other thing is I made some really stupid mistakes. I think I was also tired and just bored of studying the same thing for a long time too.

So I was wondering if Kaplan Verbal Workout is any more of a help than Kaplan 2003 w/ CD?

Thanks.

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02 Oct 2003, 09:16
Umm..so what was ur score and what were ur sectionwise breakups?
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03 Oct 2003, 05:36
lazerbud wrote:
Umm..so what was ur score and what were ur sectionwise breakups?

Quant - 49
Verbal - 25

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03 Oct 2003, 12:37
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04 Oct 2003, 14:42
Wonder_G,

You might want to check your timing on verbal. Did you guess the last 10 questions or something like that? Did you rush thru the first 10?
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04 Oct 2003, 20:43
SepidehGazeri:
Yep, I got bored too. I get bored when I do verbal practice even. I thought questions were ok, just lost interest and attention. I think I'll have to build the tolerance now.

I studied Kaplan 2003 and OG. But didn't do much of verbal from OG. I think that was my biggest mistake. I sooooooo should've! BUT not making the same mistake again.

Yoda:
I think I'll have to practice more and better for timing now. I tried to be very careful with first 10 questions but I think I must have gotten at least two wrong. I was hit with RC from the second question (questions 2 - 6) and at the 9th question (questions 9 - 12). I ended up guessing on last 11 questions too.

And in general, I got nervous at one point too. So that was a BIG mistake. I was doubting my judgement, not good! But that won't happen again. I'm working a little on Quant along with Verbal, I want to get 50 on Quant and at least 37 on Verbal.

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06 Oct 2003, 12:59
SepidehGazeri:
Yep, it's true... I get bored!!! Right when I start studying the CR questions, I get almost all correct. But after doing about 20 or so, I start getting bored and lose attention. I think the problem is ETS makes it so wordy and run long setences. So it's like a girlfriend who just doesn't stop talking/complaining, and you eventually start tuning out.

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06 Oct 2003, 15:04
Get PR's Verbal Workout instead...honestly, they're much better at verbal. Try their techniques, practice with the OG, and you'll do better.

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07 Oct 2003, 03:09
I took the GMAT last Saturday, and like all of you guys.. I felt bored and lost attention in the middle of Verbal section. I was feeling pretty good and confident after I finished my Q, and was smiling to myself during the 5 mins break before V. Little did I know what ETS had in store for me. I think I messed up the 2nd V question which was a wordy CR. I spent a long time on it and still wasn't sure if I got it right. Consequently, I couldn't concentrate on the following RC passage either, and screwed up the rest of my verbal.

Moral of the story.... Once you hit 'confirm answer' button, forget about that question and move on!!! I know it's hard to do so.. but that's what I should have done.

Anyway, I could manage a meagre 680 ( q48, v35)

I wanna retake and kick some ETS ass this time!!!

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11 Oct 2003, 09:16
hii
i am getting poor scores because of RC
i have done all RC from OG and kaplan
now from where do i get RC to practise from
i think repeating the same RC wont help
actually i take a lot of time with RC that i eventually fall short of time in case of SC and CR (i am comfortable with them)
but still i am getting 25 in PR
70%wrong in RC
90%correct in CR AND SC
i will be taking GMAT after a month
but i get lost while practising RC .infact i have stopped practising RC since i am not improving in it.instead i am practising other sections
is it possible for me to improve in a short time
if yes then how
thanks

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11 Oct 2003, 09:17
hii
i am getting poor scores because of RC
i have done all RC from OG and kaplan
now from where do i get RC to practise from
i think repeating the same RC wont help
actually i take a lot of time with RC that i eventually fall short of time in case of SC and CR (i am comfortable with them)
but still i am getting 25 in PR
70%wrong in RC
90%correct in CR AND SC
i will be taking GMAT after a month
but i get lost while practising RC .infact i have stopped practising RC since i am not improving in it.instead i am practising other sections
is it possible for me to improve in a short time
if yes then how
thanks

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11 Oct 2003, 09:17
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