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# Verbal Torture

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Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, Other
GMAT Date: 10-26-2012
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WE: Operations (Consulting)

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29 Aug 2012, 09:30
Hi.
Im santhosh. Im undergoing a big problem. i have booked my GMAT exam on october 26th 2012.
I have written some practice tests.
Manhattan
Quant : 49
Verbal : 24
Manhattan 2:
Quant : 49
Verbal : 28
Kaplan
Quant : 50
Verbal : 23
official gmat
Quant : 48
Verbal : 16
800 score
quant 1 : 41
quant 2 : 44
quant 3 : 49
quant 4 : 48
quant 5 : 51
verbal 1: 17
verbal 2: 19
verbal 3: 28
verbal 4: 25
verbal 5: 27

The biggest problem for me is that im not able to get good scores in verbal. What should i do to get good scores in verbal. That too im having only 2 months. Please help me. Its enough if i get 36 in verbal so that my overall score will be 720+

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29 Aug 2012, 09:56
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santhoshnebalan wrote:
Hi.
Im santhosh. Im undergoing a big problem. i have booked my GMAT exam on october 26th 2012.
I have written some practice tests.
Manhattan
Quant : 49
Verbal : 24
Manhattan 2:
Quant : 49
Verbal : 28
Kaplan
Quant : 50
Verbal : 23
official gmat
Quant : 48
Verbal : 16
800 score
quant 1 : 41
quant 2 : 44
quant 3 : 49
quant 4 : 48
quant 5 : 51
verbal 1: 17
verbal 2: 19
verbal 3: 28
verbal 4: 25
verbal 5: 27

The biggest problem for me is that im not able to get good scores in verbal. What should i do to get good scores in verbal. That too im having only 2 months. Please help me. Its enough if i get 36 in verbal so that my overall score will be 720+

First of all, congratulations on the strong quant performance. To reach your goal, you need to take a very serious approach to verbal preparation, which means that at a minimum you'll need to get study materials to help you along. I recommend our Verbal Essentials package (http://www.manhattangmat.com/storeitems ... ItemID=593) because it contains all the reference material you need to prep for verbal. You need to take a "bottoms-up" approach to your preparation, meaning that you need to start with basic, foundational concepts if you want to get really comfortable with GMAT verbal questions. You'll get those basic concepts from the Foundations of Verbal book, then you can increase your knowledge base with the verbal strategy guides.

Your OG prep should also reflect this "bottoms-up" focus. Don't try to answer all the hard questions because you'll never see them until you have mastered the lower-level questions (starting at the beginning of the OG).

Is timing a problem for you? How do you feel about Reading Comprehension?

As you take a very serious look at Verbal, don't forget to continue practicing Quant. You probably still have room to grow and you definitely don't want to get rusty.

KW
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Kudos [?]: 821 [1], given: 5

Intern
Joined: 07 Nov 2011
Posts: 40

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, Other
GMAT Date: 10-26-2012
GPA: 2.5
WE: Operations (Consulting)
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29 Aug 2012, 10:07
Thanks kyle.
I have already got manhattan books. I felt it too difficult to read it from the beginning. so i did wat u said not to do.. I read and tried only higher level question.
And yes, timing is a big issue for me.. im not able to manage time in Verbal. and reading comprehension is my toughest. im not able to predict whether my answer choice is atleast 50 % correct. But in sentence correction im picking one but that looks so right to me wen im choosing but goes wrong. the only part with saves me is critical reasoning, where im using elimination method to get the answer correct..!!!

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29 Aug 2012, 11:16
santhoshnebalan wrote:
Thanks kyle.
I have already got manhattan books. I felt it too difficult to read it from the beginning. so i did wat u said not to do.. I read and tried only higher level question.
And yes, timing is a big issue for me.. im not able to manage time in Verbal. and reading comprehension is my toughest. im not able to predict whether my answer choice is atleast 50 % correct. But in sentence correction im picking one but that looks so right to me wen im choosing but goes wrong. the only part with saves me is critical reasoning, where im using elimination method to get the answer correct..!!!

Ok, you really must start from the ground up. Unless you know the basics (and I mean really feel comfortable with them) you will struggle making sense of the higher-level concepts.

I love that you are using elimination for Critical Reasoning - that is absolutely the path to success. It's the same path to success for SC & RC. You must be able to eliminate the wrong answers in SC (search grammatical issues first, then meaning differences). RC is just the same - eliminate the wrong, don't choose the right.

For timing, you'll need to speed up your SC (1:15 is the benchmark) and RC (3-4 mins reading the passage and 1 min per question). Your back to basics approach will help your timing on SC. On RC, I recommend that you practice several passages per week to get comfortable with the types of passages you will see along with the question types (again focus on elimination). You also need to be doing OG practice in 'timed sets', which is like taking mini GMATs. For example, do 5 SC questions and 5 CR questions and an RC passage within the benchmark time. When you are done with all problems, check your answers and review all questions heavily.
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Kudos [?]: 821 [0], given: 5

Intern
Joined: 07 Nov 2011
Posts: 40

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, Other
GMAT Date: 10-26-2012
GPA: 2.5
WE: Operations (Consulting)
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29 Aug 2012, 11:25
Thanks kyle,
Nw im clear abt the impo of basics and how to manage tym. I will learn basics from manhattan and do the OG as u said.. Thanks for the Roadmap..!!!

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