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+.
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.