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Pacing on the Verbal Section

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Pacing on the Verbal Section

Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:29 am
I'm in the process of bulding my GMAT gameplan as I prepare to take the exam in a little over two weeks. I'm having a hard time figuring out which questions to dump on the Verbal section. I feel like it is easier to spot harder questions in the quant section because their are certain topics we know are a weakness or not spending time to solve. With Verbal I feel as though no matter how hard a question you can reason and eliminate answers, which takes time rather than looking at a question and knowing its not worth it, guessing and moving on.

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Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:34 am
Hi sgraves,

Even if you don't have a pacing issue in the Verbal section, dumping a tough Verbal question can still provide you with some benefits (you won't get mentally 'bogged down' in it, so you can avoid the frustration and you won't expend a bunch of energy on it, so you can spend that energy on other questions). If you're looking for a couple of questions to dump, then keep an eye out for "EXCEPT" questions and tough Inference questions (although not all inference questions are that difficult, you will likely see 1-2 on Test Day that are).

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Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:44 am
Typically it isn't an issue. The last test I took I was a little behind so I probably shouldn't be too alarmed. I have one last CAT before test day so I will see how the timing goes on that one.

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Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:34 am
Hi sgraves,

Even if you don't have a pacing issue in the Verbal section, dumping a tough Verbal question can still provide you with some benefits (you won't get mentally 'bogged down' in it, so you can avoid the frustration and you won't expend a bunch of energy on it, so you can spend that energy on other questions). If you're looking for a couple of questions to dump, then keep an eye out for "EXCEPT" questions and tough Inference questions (although not all inference questions are that difficult, you will likely see 1-2 on Test Day that are).

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
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