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Post Mon May 11, 2015 1:14 am
I am new here need some help with my verbal section....
If anybody has some useful material i would be very grateful...

Thanks for your help...

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Post Mon May 11, 2015 8:44 am
Hi akash singhal,

Before I can offer any suggestions, I'd like to know more about how your overall studies been going so far:

1) How long have you been studying?
2) What materials have you been using?
3) What is your goal score?

4) You mentioned needing help with the Verbal section. Are there any particular areas you think that you need to focus on?
5) How have you been scoring on your practice CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?

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Post Mon May 11, 2015 11:13 pm
Rich.C@EMPOWERgmat.com wrote:
Hi akash singhal,

Before I can offer any suggestions, I'd like to know more about how your overall studies been going so far:

1) How long have you been studying?
2) What materials have you been using?
3) What is your goal score?

4) You mentioned needing help with the Verbal section. Are there any particular areas you think that you need to focus on?
5) How have you been scoring on your practice CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
I have been studing for last one month.
I am using official gmat guide and beat the gmat forum
My goal score is 750
I need help with the sentence correction section.
My average score is 590.

So, can you help me out???

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Post Tue May 12, 2015 8:58 am
Hi akash singhal,

Most Test Takers spend 3 months on their studies to hit their 'peak' scores, so it's quite likely that you just have not put in enough time and effort yet.

While the OG books are great sources for practice questions, they're not really designed to teach you the tactics, patterns and 'secrets' to the GMAT, so you might want to invest in some additional GMAT resources.

When are you planning to take the GMAT?
When are you planning to apply to Business School?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
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Post Wed May 13, 2015 11:01 pm
Rich.C@EMPOWERgmat.com wrote:
Hi akash singhal,

Most Test Takers spend 3 months on their studies to hit their 'peak' scores, so it's quite likely that you just have not put in enough time and effort yet.

While the OG books are great sources for practice questions, they're not really designed to teach you the tactics, patterns and 'secrets' to the GMAT, so you might want to invest in some additional GMAT resources.

When are you planning to take the GMAT?
When are you planning to apply to Business School?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
The reason for this post being that i do not wanna invest....
I am planning to take gmat at the end of august...
In 2016 i would be joining the business school..

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Post Thu May 14, 2015 9:16 am
Hi akash singhal,

A 750+ score is the 99th percentile, meaning that 99% of Test Takers either CAN'T or WON'T do what it takes to score at that level. You say that you don't want to invest in any new GMAT resources, and that is fine, but you have to decide what is MORE important: scoring at a high level or not investing in any resources.... because you probably won't be able to do both.

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Post Thu May 14, 2015 10:19 am
Are you saying you don't want to invest the time, or the money to buy the practice materials? You need to do both, because a 590 isn't going to get you where you want to go. In terms of resources though, I often recommend that my clients try to pick up an English grammar book, such as this one. It simplifies what the GMAT books go into in more depth, and should help for perhaps quicker results.

[I'm a former Harvard admissions interviewer, and a Harvard grad, and currently run the MBA admissions firm www.MBAIvyLeague.com. Contact me for a free consultation today!]


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