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590 on GMAT Prep 1 without any studying over the past year +

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590 on GMAT Prep 1 without any studying over the past year + [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2013, 18:07
Hey guys. I put off the GMAT over a year ago for personal reasons.

I've recently restarted my studies and scored a 590 on my GMAT Prep 1 without any studying since last year (I forgot everything). I also did the diagnostic test and scored "average" in both Quant sections and "above average/excellent" in the Verbal sections.

Is there a number that's very realistic in terms of how much I can increase within the next 55 days? I'm setting aside roughly 15-20 hours a week. I know this question gets asked frequently but I couldn't find anything relating to GMAT Prep 1 (without any study) to Final results type threads.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to being more active on the boards and contributing where I can. Good luck this summer, everyone.
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Re: 590 on GMAT Prep 1 without any studying over the past year + [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2013, 03:22
I think you will have more than enough time to get above 710 with the hours you plan to commit.

However I am concerned with the fact that you studied for this exam last year and did not get a high enough score aka the reason you are taking it again. Im one of those that believe one can plateau with return on score performance and hours spent studying, and the marginal benefits decrease rapidly. I'm assuming that you gave the gmat a decent shot last year which is why I am worried that you also plateau'ed last year

I recommend starting from square one, start fresh and relearning everything, even all of the old stuff you "thought" you knew. Read all of the old books and take notes.
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Re: 590 on GMAT Prep 1 without any studying over the past year + [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2013, 00:39
laserglare wrote:
I think you will have more than enough time to get above 710 with the hours you plan to commit.

However I am concerned with the fact that you studied for this exam last year and did not get a high enough score aka the reason you are taking it again. Im one of those that believe one can plateau with return on score performance and hours spent studying, and the marginal benefits decrease rapidly. I'm assuming that you gave the gmat a decent shot last year which is why I am worried that you also plateau'ed last year

I recommend starting from square one, start fresh and relearning everything, even all of the old stuff you "thought" you knew. Read all of the old books and take notes.


Hey, Laser. Thank you for the response.

To be honest, I didn't study very hard last year. In fact, I would imagine I only worked out 10% of the practice problems within OG12. I did spend a lot of time learning the material so I find that I'm breezing through the reading quickly. The practice problems, I've also been nailing them at 80%+ for the first few sections I've been studying. Quant is a big weakness for me so I'm excited to get deep into this section. I'm ready for business school, emotionally and physically, so I hope that my efforts will get me into the 700s.

Again, thanks for the answer. Hoping 55 days will bring me from 590 to 710+.
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