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Verbal Study Material

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Rshmie Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Verbal Study Material

Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:02 pm
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    Need quick guidance in buying best study material for Verbal (SC and CR)
    Am pretty bad at Verbal. Looking for foundation Verbal course or book to get me on track in a month.
    Please suggest

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    Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:13 pm
    Hi Rshmie,

    When it comes to studying for the GMAT, there are a variety of books to choose from. However, a book might not be what you actually need.

    What resources have you been using so far during your studies? Have you taken any full-length practice CATs? If so, then what were your scores?

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    Rshmie Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:30 pm
    Hi Rich,
    Thanks for your reply,
    Practice Cat1 15 days back without any prep w/o AWA and IR: Q(37),V(27) (530- Worst Sad)
    Resource material until now : OG13 Guide
    I did improve on my Quant and am still working on it, but Verbal am not sure where to start up from.


    Regards,
    Rshmie Smile

    Post Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:20 am
    Hi Rshmie,

    A 530 is decent for your first practice CAT (the average score on the Official GMAT is about 550). As you continue to practice, you should be sure to take the ENTIRE CAT every time, so that you can train yourself to handle the endurance and pacing challenges that will be a part of Test Day.

    You mentioned in your prior post that you wanted to get on track in one month. When is your Official GMAT scheduled for? And what is your goal score?

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    Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:09 am
    Hi Rick,
    Am aiming for 760, I know it a higher expectation Wink but I think I can really give it a shot.Smile
    My Gmat is on Sept 1st week.

    Regard,
    Rashmi Smile

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    Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:30 pm
    I have started with Manhattan Verbal since 2 days.
    Its really tiring to read RC passage and answer and SC am really not sure yet what is going wrong!! Sad
    First CAT breakup (SC-40%, CR-71%, RC 42%)- all 3 section seems not good..

    Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:50 pm
    Hi Rshmie,

    A 760 score is a performance that requires a complete understanding of the exam, a strong sense of organization and thoroughness, and no silly mistakes. It's an elite score that most Test Takers who study with just books are unable to achieve.

    With a Test Date in early September, you have approximately 8 weeks to study. If you're serious about this task, then I suggest that you find a GMAT Course that fits your personality and budget - and do so as soon as possible. Most Test Takers need 3+ months to achieve their goals, so your shorter timeline will make this task more challenging.

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    Post Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:42 am
    Sad ok thanks for the advice.
    Will try my best Smile

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