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490, course + study = 450, HELP.. :(

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490, course + study = 450, HELP.. :( [#permalink] New post 12 May 2007, 15:39
Hey.. just got back from my second GMAT attempt, a shocking 450 (Q 30, V21).
First attempt was in early Feb, hardly studied-490. Since then, I took the Kaplan Course, studied OG material, and answered Kaplan 800 questions book. Took 10 practice exams including 2 GMAC prep ones, score in Kaplan exams ranged from 560- 590 (once 650), GMAT prep 560 and 570.
Went it today, no anxiety or anything, scored 450, after spending 2 hours per day, 8 /weekends, on top of a full time job (consulting).

I dont know what to do. Do I take it again in a month again, meanwhile, do what? go over all my books again? PLEASE ADVISE! I was confident that I will score at least 560-580. Couldnt believe my eyes when i saw the 450.
Math section I spent alot of time on the first 12 questions, ended up rushing on 22+....that probably killed me because I normally scored 39-41 on quant, and 29-35 on Verbal. English is my second language.

I was aiming for 580 +
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Question [#permalink] New post 14 May 2007, 11:34
Wanted to ask some last questions if I may.

How was the Data Sufficiency and Other Quant questions compared to the OG11 and Gmat prep?

How was the verbal compared to OG11 and Gmat Prep?

What techinques/strategies would you suggest for Quant and RC/CR?


PS What types of Questions did you receive mostly on quant?
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No worries [#permalink] New post 14 May 2007, 17:43
It is possible to increase your score. Have to taken GMAT challenges. They are really hard, and they will make to have a firm base. Start taking the challenges. Group all your mistakes while practicing and try to go over them frequently. Do the SC, CR and RC collections for practice.
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