Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 23 Oct 2014, 11:25


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar


  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Joined: 04 Jun 2004
Posts: 8
Location: usa
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

130 POINT INCREASE! [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2005, 15:01
yes, it can be done. the GMAT is a fairly nasty, random little test,
and it really is almost impossible to tell how you're doing during the test.

i was ABOUT TO CANCEL MY SECOND SCORE at the very end because i thought i had squeezed out another turd of a score.

i moved the mouse back and forth between "Report" and "Cancel."

finally, i had the guts to hit "Report." i figured even if i did poorly, the score would tell me something valuable for use next time i took the test.

two lessons:

1. don't freak out during the test: if you think there is even a .001% chance you did ok, despite an overwhelming sentiment to the contrary, report the scores and get your score. don't puss out.
having said that, as soon as i answered question 7 wrong on the math section, i realized my mistake and was sort of distracted by that. (remember, in a DS question, if you can safely answer NO to a question, that is just as sufficient as answering YES). just keep going and stay optimistic. worst case scenario: shell out more money and take the thing again.

2. if you get a shitty first (or second) score, don't despair. i read that advice on here myself some months ago after my lousy performance.

what did i do differently?

well, not much. i studied part of Kaplan's GMAT 800 (so-so at best, math section not that challenging, even for me) and GRUBER'S GUIDE TO THE SAT, 9TH ED. check that book out. yes, it's an SAT book, but the math in it is some of the best prep material i've seen.

kaplan class sucked. jump through their hoops to meet their money-back guarantee.

someone on craigslist recommended the SAT book to me. and now i do the same.

still, i sort of dusted through that book, too.

i gotta say, mostly it seems it was just random luck.
so, keep taking that sucker if you have to, particularly if, like me,
you know in your heart you can do better.
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 865
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 41 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2005, 17:23
You didn't post the score so I guess your second one is not high enough?
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Posts: 274
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 1

What's your score?? [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2005, 19:44
My condition is exactly like yours. What is your score?
What's your score??   [#permalink] 01 Feb 2005, 19:44
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Experts publish their posts in the topic GMAT Prep Score vs. MGMAT CAT..130 points off? kristinaw14 1 21 Oct 2014, 13:06
Improved 130 points.....need advice on math josemnz83 1 23 Mar 2013, 19:41
3 Experts publish their posts in the topic Anyone Else? 130 Point Drop From Kaplan CATs to Test Day AnthonyJ 6 01 Feb 2013, 15:38
Experts publish their posts in the topic + 130 points but still unsufficient... gmatyanis 4 28 Oct 2009, 10:38
Severe and increasing numerous critics are pointing to Arsene_Wenger 11 06 May 2005, 02:06
Display posts from previous: Sort by


  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: TGC, m3equals333


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.