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New post 18 Mar 2018, 18:36
Hi All,

Looking to get some opinions here. So I wrote my GMAT a few days ago. I studied for about three weeks and really just did practice questions for that entire time. I ended up getting a 690 (Q48V35 and an 8 on IR for what its worth). I know that my biggest weakness on the verbal is sentence correction and throughout my life I've always been more of a numbers person than a word person so I think I can do a lot better on the quant section.

What I am curious about is with some dedicated studying what kind of score improvement is realistic? What courses would people recommend for getting scores well into the 700's? Is a score of 750+ within my reach?

Thanks in advance for the feedback.
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Welcome to Gmatclub. On an average, it takes 2-3 months to increase your score 50 points and we assume 100-120 hrs spent per week.
Across the topics you are weak in, Egmat seems to better placed. You can find verified review here and they also provide score guarantee since you have given a valid exam. Do dive in for their free trial to see it suits you.
You can also opt for only SC course by writing to their support team. A stand by option
could be EmpowerGmat or personalized coaching (the latter one hopefully should not burn your pockets.)

Hope this helps.
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New post 18 Mar 2018, 21:29
brocoe wrote:
I know that my biggest weakness on the verbal is sentence correction

Hi brocoe, since you mention Sentence Correction as a specific area of concern, thought I would mention that our sentence correction book Sentence Correction Nirvana is perhaps the only book that offers a score improvement guarantee, and is especially designed for non-native speakers.

After reading the book twice (yes! it's an academic book, and so must be read twice in all seriousness, to reinforce the concepts), you will start looking forward to solving SC questions!

The book is available on Flipkart and Amazon.in. You might want to refer to these sites, to also read testimonials of how readers have benefited.

See here how Mohit, who scored 750 on GMAT, vouches for our book.

If you want to sample a chapter before deciding to go ahead with our book, please PM me your mail-id (along with the chapter that you would like to sample) and I will be happy to send that chapter to you by mail. In addition, the entire Grammar section of the book is also available for free preview at pothi.

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I ended up getting a 690 (Q48V35 and throughout my life I've always been more of a numbers person than a word person so I think I can do a lot better on the quant section.

If you've been a a numbers person, then the current score of Q48 does not reflect that. You should be aiming at least Q50, for the score you aspire for.

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What I am curious about is with some dedicated studying what kind of score improvement is realistic? What courses would people recommend for getting scores well into the 700's? Is a score of 750+ within my reach?

If your apprehension is about whether people have done it before, then the answer would be yes. Here is a testimonial of our student Sabya, who increased his score from 680 to 760.

However, obviously not all re-test takers have such a happy ending to share. Which side would you ultimately land up, depends on your determination and effort.

So, cast all apprehensions aside and start preparing earnestly.
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Thank you all for the responses. Are any of these courses designed specifically for making improvements in the upper range of GMAT scores? I'm sure that the techniques from going from a 550 to a 620 are different than going from a 690 to 760. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Are any of these courses designed specifically for making improvements in the upper range of GMAT scores? I'm sure that the techniques from going from a 550 to a 620 are different than going from a 690 to 760. Thanks for all the suggestions.

Hi brocoe, there cannot be any courses designed specifically for making improvements in the upper range of GMAT scores.

There are courses designed to take you to the upper range of GMAT. We often do get calls from people who' have already gotten in the higher 600s or lower 700s, but want to improve further. Inevitably, there line of argument is: I already know what it takes to get a 700 on GMAT. So, I now want to learn only the delta that can propel my score from 700 to 750+.

Unfortunately no one can have a perfect answer to this, because that delta (that could propel score from 700 to 750+) is different for each candidate.

So, whichever course you do, be patient; you would perhaps already know 80% of what you learn as part of the course; however, the quantum jump in score will come from the balance 20% new that you learn in that course.
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To avoid plugging books, I'd like to talk about strategies instead. The two sides of Sentence Correction are:

1. the grammatical concepts (parallelism, subject-verb agreement, etc.)
2. the logic of it

If you're getting a 690, you're probably pretty solid on the grammatical concepts that the GMAT teaches. But, how comfortable are you with the logic of SC? You need to think of SC as a puzzle, with the central question being "how do I convey the meaning of this sentence most clearly?"
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TrevorKleeTutor wrote:
To avoid plugging books, I'd like to talk about strategies instead. The two sides of Sentence Correction are:

1. the grammatical concepts (parallelism, subject-verb agreement, etc.)
2. the logic of it

If you're getting a 690, you're probably pretty solid on the grammatical concepts that the GMAT teaches. But, how comfortable are you with the logic of SC? You need to think of SC as a puzzle, with the central question being "how do I convey the meaning of this sentence most clearly?"

I think you should follow, its logic, will help you understand or parallel
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