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You should quit if your not ready to put in a ton of work- honestly... I started off with a 530, 28 QUANT! 35 verbal. With 4 months of hard work I am already scoring a 47 quant on manhattan gmat cats, known to be harder than the actual test. A 34 quant with no prep is actually a very good score. You could easily bring that up with prep. The verbal is harder- but if you put in a solid 4 months, working very hard you could with out a question bring the score up to 600's. Point is- You can get the score you want, all depends how hard your willing to work for it. Good Luck!
Don't quit. You can improve greatly, but you just need to be willing to put in a ton of work. There should be a direct correlation between time spent and score improvement. While that's not always the case, if you put in the time, you will get better.
First test taken, and with no prep at all? That's like deciding you want to get good at basketball, going into your basement to find a ball,seeing that it needs some air in it, and then quitting. No way you should quit before you get started
The GMAT measures your ability to prepare, adapt, and perform under pressure. It's not an easy task, and like the real world, more exposure to these situations may help us improve. Don't let a bad score upset you. At the same time, you're not meant for business school if you're a quitter. Remain competitive and use this forum and its members to help aid you in your studies. While I haven't put together my MBA application yet, I have a lot of real world experience with process-focused management. I'll be more than happy to chat iwth you privately anytime; just let us know how we can help.
Stats by August 2014 28, Asian-American, Raised in the Bronx, NY. Moved to Houston by myself to graduate HS. 2.64 (downward trend) Economics degree from UT-Austin in Dec. 2009. No excuse, I spent 100% building a student organization that I'm still very active with today. GMAT Goal: 710+, exam scheduled for September 14, 2013 at 8AM CST
WE: Sales Team Manager at Apple - business development and strategies for the Apple Online Store, Australia. I've also built my own consulting practice working with a successful Startup in Austin, TX, managing their online brand and helping them with analytics. Past WE: Financial Services advising at Northwestern Mutual Financial, Equities Trading at Kershner Trading Group Post-MBA Goals: Strategy Consulting or Brand Management in Tech/Fashion
EC: 3 years of National Council on Fraternity (VP, President), Current Chairman of Texas Exes, Asian Alumni Network (2012-2014) Target: (1) Stern (2) Fuqua (3) McCombs (FT/PT) Giving this 110%. I appreciate all advice and encouragement. Thank you, everyone.
34 in Quant 22 in Verbal 2 in IR ... That means this is a diagnosis test? Do not worry.. Try hard and you will achieve what you want
For SC: Read theory, do the problems at the end of each chapter and return to the theory if you get wrong.Other good material are SC Grail and our forum's resource : gmat-grammar-ultimate-by-gmat-club-102387.html
For CR: CR bible. The structure of the book is clear and its explanation helps me a lot. What books do you use? RC: magazines is my choice and I think that their contexts are similar to those of GMAT.Try to get the main idea, the tone and the structure while reading.
Quant: OG + problems on our forum. Review the theory regularly as I see that you have some problems in quant....
Kudos!!!... If you think I help you in some ways....
There are many people who once score even below 480 without preparation but managed to get the score they want. I scored 500 in the first prep test but after spending enough time on preparation ended up with 680 couple of days ago. Dont give up and start your journey with confidence that you will beat the GMAT.