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Hi Sofia, The jump from 460 to 610-650 is quite a significant one but not impossible. I think you should definitely start working on both the verbal and the quant in order to maximize your performance in both sections. Moreover, if you work on only one section for a longer time, you might forget a l...

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Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How long is TOO long to study for the GMAT?
Replies: 6
Views: 3336

Hi, I would like to give you a quick tip concerning the last days before the GMAT. It is crucial not to study until the very last moment before the exam. It is a much better idea to make the last day before the GMAT learning-free. This strategy will let your mind have some rest and gather the energy...

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Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT in 4 days - Would appreciate some help
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

1st vs. 2nd Conditional

Responding to the dramatic affair, the minister of finance has prepared a speech warning the public that unless their ways are changed, dire consequences would soon befall them. A. the minister of finance has prepared a speech warning the public that unless their ways are changed, dire consequences ...

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Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: 1st vs. 2nd Conditional
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

3 Conditional

In addition to the great benefits mankind has enjoyed since the discovery of certain technologies, many atrocities would have been prevented had the scientists who made the discoveries had the wisdom to discard such power. A. had the scientists who made the discoveries had B. if the scientists who m...

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Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: 3 Conditional
Replies: 0
Views: 1524

Let me start from answering your second question. You always should go through all answer choices, even if you think that, for example, A is fine. Sometimes two choices are correct but one of them provides clearer or stronger evidence and thus it is the best option. Now let's analyze this question. ...

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Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Lagolia insurance company
Replies: 2
Views: 2344

"And" is a much better choice because it is much more concise than "as well as." Try to avoid choices including "as well as", unless all other answers are incorrect because they contain grammatical or logical flaws.

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Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: And V/s As well as
Replies: 1
Views: 1403

"It" refers to "the ocean."

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Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: Reading Comprehension
Topic: what does IT refer to?
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

How did you learn the theory of concepts tested in the GMAT? Did you use any special resources for this purpose?

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Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: no improveent in verbal
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Doing questions is not enough. The resources that you mention are perfect tools for testing your knowledge but it is better to learn theory from another resource specially designed to teach the theory of concepts tested in the GMAT. The only thing that I would recommend you to do now is to study you...

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Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Self study not helping! Dont know what to do..
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Yes, it is a good idea to know what question type we are trying to tackle before we get to work and even before we start analyzing the argument in detail. Therefore, your idea is correct.

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Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Approaching CR Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Could you please give more details concerning your preparation? Have used other resources to learn theory?

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Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Self study not helping! Dont know what to do..
Replies: 4
Views: 843

I would recommend that you take one test per week in the next two weeks and debrief them in a detailed way - which question types (e.g. CR Assumption) you solve incorrectly and which ones take you too long to tackle. It is important to note down the question type really precisely. Then you need to r...

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Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: I need guidance - Not doing quality study
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Answer A makes a comparison between the price that refiners are paying now with the price that they were paying last year. The sentence uses ellipsis. A part of the verb "were paying" was elided for the sentence to become more concise. Compare: Heating-oil prices are expected to be higher this year ...

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Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Comparison confusion. Please help!
Replies: 11
Views: 7445

hi,
what materials have you been using so far? how did you learn the theory?
You should start taking tests quite soon. You can start from doing one test per week in the next 2 weeks.

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Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: I need guidance - Not doing quality study
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Could you please give more details concerning your preparation and also what problems exactly do you face when trying to solve RC questions? Are you able to understand RC passages and answer choices fully or do you sometimes struggle with difficult vocabulary?

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Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: VERY LOW VERBAL SCORE
Replies: 3
Views: 3801