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# Verbal too low!

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Joined: 01 Apr 2018
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18 Aug 2018, 06:52
One month is left to take my GMAT exam, but after practising a lot of Verbal questions I can't increase my scores above 30, what can I follow in this one month to propel my scores atleast 40+?

I took one GMATPrep full length test, Q49 V30 IR4.. please help what can be done in this one month

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Joined: 03 Apr 2018
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Location: United Arab Emirates
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V35
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18 Aug 2018, 11:21
I am afraid one month won’t cut it. Gmat prep 30 means in real exam u will probably score less. 40+ can take about half a year of consistent study.

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Joined: 30 Oct 2017
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26 Aug 2018, 15:18
ayanghosh wrote:
One month is left to take my GMAT exam, but after practising a lot of Verbal questions I can't increase my scores above 30, what can I follow in this one month to propel my scores atleast 40+?

I took one GMATPrep full length test, Q49 V30 IR4.. please help what can be done in this one month

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Hi ayanghosh!

I apologize for the delay here!

It will definitely be quite difficult to raise your score by that amount in such a relatively short amount of time. However, there are a few things that you can do in the next few weeks to help maximize your score!

GMAT Idiom Flashcards

How to Improve Your GMAT Verbal Score

It covers all the essential things you need to do to improve your Verbal score, regardless of the amount of time you have to study

One very important thing you should be doing in these last few weeks is going back through your old incorrect questions. One of the most important parts of studying effectively, possibly the most important part, is learning from your mistakes. That means carefully revisiting every single question you get wrong and spending ample time analyzing why you got it wrong, how you could have gotten it right, and what you can learn to avoid the mistake in the future.

Mike wrote an awesome blog post about this some time ago which I highly recommend. Basically, studying your mistakes gives you maximum improvement. So, go back through the explanations, study the related concepts, research any methods you're not comfortable with that are mentioned in the solution, and really analyze the questions. Doing so will help you solidify your understanding of the question and concepts being tested, preparing yourself for similar questions in the future.

As you go back through the old questions, try to notice any patterns in your incorrect answers. You'll probably find that there are specific question types, or concepts, that you tend to struggle with. Those are the ones that you want to focus on. When you identify an area like this, look up the relevant strategies for that particular question type or subject. A good starting point for that is the Magoosh Blog - just search for whatever you want to work on. The blog also has additional strategies, as well as challenge practice questions

I hope this is helpful! Let me know if you have further questions about anything here
-Carolyn
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