GMAT timing
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Author:  questioner [ Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:19 pm ]
Post subject:  GMAT timing

I've given GMAT twice before with a score of 660 both the times.
First time - Q-48, V-34
Second time - Q-47, V-34

I have timing issues actually.

The 1st time around, I finished the quant section 8 minutes before time and for verbal, i rushed the last 5 questions in the last 3 minutes.

The 2nd time, I finished the quant section 20 minutes before time and verbal, just on time.

I'm planning to give GMAT for the 3rd time now. Quant is ok. I'll manage that.

However, the problem I'm having now is that I even finish the verbal section almost 20 minutes before time in almost all the practice tests with a huge number of wrong answers.

This is really scary. I'm going from bad to worse.
Please suggest what to do. My GMAT date is 10 days from now.
Would really appreciate your help.

Author:  Gennadiy [ Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: GMAT timing.

Dear student,

first of all – never panic.

you have a problem with solving the verbal section and timing issue as the result.

Clearly, the best solution would be to study the verbal section more. This would lower time-consumption and increase the number of correct answers.

This is the best strategy for a middle- and long-term preparation. However, as the date of the test approaches, you should settle down and deal with what knowledge and skills you have. Now it is time to build a strategy, based on your shape and capabilities. The main part of such strategy is timing strategy.

Timing strategy is individual, based on the "current you". On what questions can spending more time benefit you? Where will spending more time be a waste?

However there is a basis that you can use. Divide the verbal section into parts. Let's say 11:10:10:10 questions. And assign time intervals that add up to 75 minutes. Let's say 22:18:17:18. We assign more time for the beginning because questions will get harder, as we solve them correctly.

Now, after you complete each part you will know if you need to speed up or can use extra time if needed.

You can use other intervals that are convenient to you.

To sum up:
1. Accept the "current you"
2. Build timing strategy based on the "current you". Use intervals as the basis and enhance it with personal "timing rules".

Author:  gobnait [ Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: GMAT timing.

Thank you soo much

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