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1-2 weeks for Re-take..... [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 07:53
If you only had one week to prepare for a re-take what would you do...

I thought I was counted out on a PT program but the admission staff is giving me the opportunity to retake. I was planning on hitting the books again July 1 with a September test date and apply for Spring/Fall 2010, so I have not picked up a book since mid-May. But I would rather start classes ASAP. So debating if I should re-take now. FYI,,,I was scoring in the mid 600s (good enough for this PT) on all MGMAT and my last GMATPrep...so I thought I was prepared...got a 570 (mental fatigue killed my verbal)

I was thinking OG 11-12, OG Quant and Verbal..and at least one GMATPrep..my theory is that question familiarity/pace should be my focus with limited time....any thoughts appreciated.
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Re: 1-2 weeks for Re-take..... [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 16:17
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If you only had one week to prepare for a re-take what would you do...

I thought I was counted out on a PT program but the admission staff is giving me the opportunity to retake. I was planning on hitting the books again July 1 with a September test date and apply for Spring/Fall 2010, so I have not picked up a book since mid-May. But I would rather start classes ASAP. So debating if I should re-take now. FYI,,,I was scoring in the mid 600s (good enough for this PT) on all MGMAT and my last GMATPrep...so I thought I was prepared...got a 570 (mental fatigue killed my verbal)

I was thinking OG 11-12, OG Quant and Verbal..and at least one GMATPrep..my theory is that question familiarity/pace should be my focus with limited time....any thoughts appreciated.



It really depends on what your weaknesses are. If you're comfortable with the concepts, spend your time doing drills in the OG and GMATPrep practice tests. If you're hurting on the fundamentals, skip the practice tests and drills for now - spend time learning the concepts. That being said, you should probably save enough time to do one GMATPrep 2-3 days before your test date.

Good luck :)
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Re: 1-2 weeks for Re-take..... [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 16:50
I'd agree, if you really think endurance was the problem, then concentrate on that. And if verbal is the problem, read, read, read and skip the quant practice for now if you're really confident in that.
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Re: 1-2 weeks for Re-take..... [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 18:02
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I'll join the others - focus on the areas with best roi. I believe you mentioned you were between jobs - put as much time into it as you can. Take breaks every few hours but stay on topic - don't spend days on gmatclub :)

Then a few days before relax your schedule and save energy - it's a free chance to get in - take it!!!

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Re: 1-2 weeks for Re-take..... [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2009, 05:04
Thanks..however, not sure if I even will be able to sit for an exam in the time frame allowed. There are not available slots in my area till end of July. I am waiting to hear back from the admissions on how long they will give me to submit new scores.

In the meantime I cracked open OG 11 last night and did the diagnostic tests just in case...man I am rusty.....p

As BB said..I am on what I like to call, "involuntary sabbatical" . So I feel torn between, devoting 100% of my time to networking/job hunting, or studying for GMAT. I already devoted so much time b/w November-May. to GMAT, so I was burnt out. I thought I would have a good score and could move on, focusing on job hunting. If I was not able to land a job by August, ideally I wanted to double up on PT classes. Use the time productively and make myself more marketable when these "green shoots" actually start to grow. But I would also like to be working to pay some of the costs of the PT program. So it is sort of like a what come first, chicken or egg, dilemma for me.....
Re: 1-2 weeks for Re-take.....   [#permalink] 23 Jun 2009, 05:04
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