Today I took a practice test and was a little discouraged by the results. Looking for a little advice and, if I'm lucky, encouragement.
What I have done thus far:
Began studying approx 2 months ago. Not too hardcore, had a few trips, including a Bach party to Vegas that sidelined me for about 5 days.
In those 2 months, I went through all of the MGMAT guides
, and did all of the In Action problems and most of the OG12
problems proscribed (more so in Quant).
Last weekend, I took my first CAT exam, from MGMAT and scored a 640 (Q43/V34). I was fairly happy with this, especially in my understanding that MGMAT is slightly more difficult than the real thing. Not where I ultimately want to be, but I thought it was a great starting point.
This past week, I started really going after the the OG, doing about 40 questions a night over different topics. I did focus only on quant, which seems to be my weak point. I have been keeping an error log
w/ the MGMAT OG companion, and reviewing every problem I get wrong, as well as many I get right.
Fast forward to this morning.... I decided to take the GMATprep CAT to see how I would do (I plan on taking one every Saturday until test time). On this test I got a 610... unfortunately I did not realize that I couldn't go back and review my score again and did not take of the Q/V split... i think it was something like V40/Q35, but really not sure.
Realizing the results were gone forever, I got so pissed i took the test again. Scored a 590 the 2nd time around, maybe saw 4 of the same questions. I realize this score may not be as accurate due to mental strain of taking back to back tests.
What I do know about the GMATprep test:
I got 13 questions wrong in Quant, and 16 wrong in verbal.... in comparing to my MGMAT CAT where I got only 48% of the quant questions correct.
I'm trying to make sense of this to see what I need to work on. Should I be focusing on more difficult questions only?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.