I finally broke the 700 barrier today on my second attempt
. I've never posted on this site before, but I 've been browsing it a lot over the past couple of months!!!
So I just want to thenk everyone here on this site. You guys may not know me, but I have got to know all of you and I am grateful.
It was actually my second attempt. First time round I got 650 (Q41, V39), so I'm really please.... and hey it proves to any other retakers that it can be done. One piece of advice I would like to give everyone is not to be disheartened by low practice test scores. I've done tests by Kaplan
, Princeton, PP, and GMATPREP. Only PP, and the new GMATPrep give anything like an indication. IF you wanted to know though I got:
Before My First real test
1 - 560
Princeton 1 - 610
Princeton 2 - 610
Princeton 3 - 610
Princeton 4 - 630
REAL GMAT - 650
PP - 650
PP - 680
And then 2nd time round in the past couple of weeks:
GMATPREP 1 - 690 (Q44, V40)
GMATPREP 2 - 760 (Q48, V46)
I have to say that I have a real gripe with these bogus 'adaptive' tests by Princeton and Kaplan
. They are not really adaptive at all, and they just hurt my confidence going in for the real test. I highly recommend sticking to the genuine stuff PP and GMATPrep. Also as you will see from my diary, my study focused mostly around the OG 10th
Right now I totally exhausted, but I'm also excited becuase I am about to go on a well earned holiday to California in......eleven hours time! So I'll post a full account of what happened when I get back. In the meantime I've attached a diary of every one of the 130 hours I spent preparing as well as a list of all the questions I got wrong in the OG or was unsure about, with explanations. But I'll be more than happy to answer anyone's questions when I get back...
Good Luck to anyone who is due to take the test whilst I am away....
Thanks to All