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1st GMAT Prep test: 480 [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2013, 04:46
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I got 480 in my first GMAT Prep test and my exam is in two weeks, is it common? Should I be worried or two week intensive preparations will get me to 650?

CAT2 : 530 (40%) - Q 32 (30 %) & V 31 (59%) some improvement but not happy with it.

CAT3 : 440 (19%) - Q 34 (35 %) & V 18 (16%) I was disappointed with my Q so I didn't bother with the V.

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Re: 1st GMAT Prep test: 480 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2013, 06:58
I would really appreciate some feedback!!

saifa08 wrote:
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I got 480 in my first GMAT Prep test and my exam is in two weeks, is it common? Should I be worried or two week intensive preparations will get me to 650?

2nd CAT : 530 (40%) - Q 32 (30 %) & V 31 (59%) some improvement but not happy with it.

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Re: 1st GMAT Prep test: 480 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2013, 13:56
Hi,

Unfortunately, two week seems unrealistic to make 170 points improvement. Your verbal does not look weak and you have first to focus on quant. Get MGMAT Guides for Math and learn foundations to break 40s on quant. For 650 you need something Q 44 v 35. Keep studying and do not underestimate timing issues.

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Re: 1st GMAT Prep test: 480 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 04:11
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Unfortunately, two week seems unrealistic to make 170 points improvement. Your verbal does not look weak and you have first to focus on quant. Get MGMAT Guides for Math and learn foundations to break 40s on quant. For 650 you need something Q 44 v 35. Keep studying and do not underestimate timing issues.

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Thanks Rashad853

I have got MGMAT Guides now and working through them, I have improved my Q from 32 to 35 but I need to keep going to get the 40.

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Re: 1st GMAT Prep test: 480 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 04:58
Hello,

First thing: never quit a practice test. If you get frustrated on the real thing, you can't simply "quit". The test is designed to be stressful and put you to your limits in what the test... tests for.

Next: two weeks isn't likely enough time. Are you keeping an error log? The adaptive nature of the test looks for your weakness and really hinders your ability to score high if you do very poorly in one subsection. The error log is one of the best tools to identifying the WHY aspect of answering problems incorrectly and moving forward

Finally, don't simply read books for the sake of reading them. Look over your practice tests and use them as a reference for what materials to study. Move from your weakest sections up to your strongest.

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