I had been studying for 2 straight months for about 25 hours/week for the GMAT. I signed up with Knewton, which seemed the most competitively priced, and completed all the lesssons including 5 practice GMAT tests. My original diagnostic was 580 with no prior studying. I feel like I had been getting a much better feeling for the test and began to feel more comfortable/confident each week. My practice tests for Knewton ranged from roughly 570-610. I also used GMATPrep software/Power Prep/ and Kaplan
CD. I was averaging roughly 36-40 in Q and about the same for V 34-40. On test day, I absolutely choked on V- getting a 27! While doing the same in Q-35. I had made huge strides with SC- putting in a lot of time studying/practicing.
During the test, I was very nervous and ended up taking almost double the time allotted on certain questions from 1-10- I really emphasized taking more time to be sure I was getting these first 10 right. I ended up having to guess on the last 7 questions due to time- the same was true for the V section (guessed on last 4 problems)
I just don't understand my verbal results- at least my Q was somewhat in my expected range. I'm planning on retaking in a month- I would LOVE some feedback from anyone willing. Suggestions on a different study approach? Also, I'm considering taking the GRE as well- just to see how my score compares. All thoughts and suggestions welcome!