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490 to 640 to..re-taking gmat, need help

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490 to 640 to..re-taking gmat, need help [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 11:02
Hi
I have taken the Gmat twice, first I got a 490, and then year later, I got 640(V-34, Q-45). I have been advised by many to take it again. I am now aiming at 740, but have very little time, as I want to catch up for R2 applications(Nov/Dec). I have almost 2 weeks to prepare. I have been going through Manhattan flash cards and strategies. from where should I practice quant, RC and CR? I am done with OG 11,12, Kaplan Gmatbook,Princeton Review gmat, 1000 SC, half of 1000 CR. for quant- I am doing advance strategy guide. for verbal-should I do only OG 13, considering there is a new IR section as well?Should I also buy verbal review-GMAC or Powerscore CR?
Strengths-
SC- familiar with all rules, done manhattan SC, OG 11,12, 1000 SC
CR-I can categorise and recognise question type- Goal-plan/ Cause-effect/data etc.
RC-I am mostly fine with social sciences, business related passages
Quant-concepts clear. i have all notes/short cuts required, only need more practice


Weakness
CR-hit rate dwindles between 6/10 to 8/10. either I misinterpret the passage or I am mostly unsure between two answer options. I trued to do LSAT, but found it too discouraging.
RC-I am not good with passages on natural sciences. I take a glance(skim) of the passage->notice shifts and tone-> then read question->look for answer. I didn't practice this section much for last gmat exam.
Quant-slow at calculations, not a fan of probability/ P&C, make silly mistakes, in last exam-time management was shaky.
IR-I am not at all prepared for this section and have not been fond of interpreting data, but I do know that schools are really looking at this score. What should I aim in that case.

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Re: 490 to 640 to..re-taking gmat, need help [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2012, 21:32
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Hello!

Thanks for posting, but I believe you've posted to the wrong forum. This forum is for MBA candidates to submit their profiles for evaluation.

I'd suggest the following forums:

ask-gmat-experts-156/

For verbal questions, try one of these forums: gmat-verbal-section-11/

For quant, try these: gmat-quantitative-section-7/

Hope you get some great advice!
Mili
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