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Strategy needed V25 ~ V35 in 1 month! 590 ~ 760+ in 3 months

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Strategy needed V25 ~ V35 in 1 month! 590 ~ 760+ in 3 months

Post Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:22 am
I gave my GMATPrep Test number 1, got 590 Q47 V25.
I seriously need 760+ before December 10th.

Please suggest me a month strategy to increase V25~V35
and then V35~V45 in the other one and half month.

I am following BEATtheGMAT 60 days plan. But I think it won't suffice for the verbal uplift at the required scale. I can try to arrange any of the resources. The weekly available time is around 15 hours.

Thanks a lot!
Amandeep

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Post Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:25 pm
Hi Amandeep,

There's a lot omitted in how you define your performance making it a bit difficult provide a full answer or strategy.

- How much study have you done to date and with what materials?
- How many and which diagnostic practice tests have you taken? How di you score? And specifically, how did you perform on the types of Verbal questions?
- Are you perplexed by your score? Do you believe you should be scoring higher?
- Are you a native American English speaker? Are your parents?
- Have you taken other tests with a verbal section, if yes, how did you score?
- What is in that 760 score, and why do you need 'that' score? That's is certainly among the highests scores one can achieve, and a score alone will not admit you into your choice school. How is the rest of your application/candidacy?
- Have you designated 2 test dates rather than the December test as being your only one?

Typically the verbal sections requires one to both engage with meaning and content of the material. There is a lot ...a ton...one can do to perform but central to this is your understanding your performance and challenges now, and have a guide to improve, particularily if English is not your native language.

There are many ways to go about doing this...get back to me with these answers and we can take it from there. You might need to increase your weekly allowance of time and you might benefit most by getting some individualized feedback and guidance to increase your score if you've exhausted the DIY options.

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Post Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:09 pm
theadsingh wrote:
I gave my GMATPrep Test number 1, got 590 Q47 V25.
I seriously need 760+ before December 10th.

Please suggest me a month strategy to increase V25~V35
and then V35~V45 in the other one and half month.

I am following BEATtheGMAT 60 days plan. But I think it won't suffice for the verbal uplift at the required scale. I can try to arrange any of the resources. The weekly available time is around 15 hours.

Thanks a lot!
Amandeep
First of all, no one "needs" a 760.
Business schools use the GMAT for 2 things:
1. to get a sense of intellectual horsepower, and a proxy for whether you're likely to do well in their program
2. to boost their rankings on US News & World Reports.

The average/median at all top 10 schools is around 720-730. Below that, you risk bringing their average down. At or above that, schools are likely to say "great, check off the high GMAT box. What else does this candidate have to offer?"

It's very unlikely that any program that would reject you with a 720 would accept you with a 760. A 40pt difference from 680 to 720 makes a substantial difference, but once you're at/above the median/average, incremental differences matter less, very broadly speaking. A higher GMAT might not actually make much difference at all. (Unless you're planning to work for Manhattan Prep, and then we'd require a 760+!) If you have a 770 GMAT score, but a low GPA and resume that shows no initiative or leadership… you’re not going to get into a top school. The GMAT score alone won’t get you in. On the other hand, if you have a very impressive resume but a lower GMAT score, you might be able to get into a top school. Schools can overlook the GMAT if they have enough other data points to believe that you’d be an asset.

Secondly: your 1st CAT reveals very little about where you'll end up.
This forum is full of advice and study guides for how to boost your score. You'll need a lot of practice - with strategy guides, with the OG, with multiple CATs - before you start to see improvement.

Here is the study plan I recommend: http://www.beatthegmat.com/materials-and-roadmap-for-a-newbie-t293996.html#787892

Good luck!

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