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advice needed - gmat in 2 days [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2010, 07:01
Hello everyone,

I am quite desperate at the moment. I just took gmatprep 2 and scored very badly... 560 points (Q 39, V 29). Yesterday I took a manhattan gmat test and scored 620 (Q 42, V 33). All in all my quant seems to be getting worse because in my first mgamt test I took last month I scored (Q 46 / V 30). In December I conenctrated on studying the verbal and I was just doing a couple of PS/DS questions every day. I am also kind of disappointed that I am doing so badly in my verbal because I've covered the CR bible and the manhattan gmat SC and RC guides.

However, my biggest problem is that my test is on wednesday. After all I "only" need 600 points and I was quite confident to achieve that after taking the mgmat test (620) yesterday. I just don't know why my quant was so bad in gmatprep 2 today, especially because everyone always says that manhattan quant is harder? Or was it just bad luck? I just had a look at my first 10 questions on gmatprep and I realized that I got 5 DS questions (4-8) in a row 3 of wich I got wrong (6,7,8). I don't know... maybe it had something to do with that.

My biggest problem is that I don't know what to do now. Apparently I can't reschedule my test. Would you recommend to take another practice test tomorrow morning to gain more confidence or should I just relax tomorrow? I am currently reviewing my errors from gmatprep 2 but I feel really unmotivated and exhausted...

Maybe someone knows what to do right now?
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Re: advice needed - gmat in 2 days [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2010, 07:23
You are taking too many tests in such short period of time! You are burning yourself out!

I would suggest you relax, and simply review your notes, why you failed, etc.
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Re: advice needed - gmat in 2 days [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2010, 10:47
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You're trapped in panic mode at the moment. I also sense a level of GMAT fatigue. If you're mentally exhausted and panic during the test, then you won't be able to perform well. The only remedy is to relax and let your mind rejuvinate for the upcoming test. That's probably the best thing that one can do in this situation.

Also, you may find this post interesting: gmat-anxiety-99374.html

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Re: advice needed - gmat in 2 days [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2010, 11:04
Review some practice problems from a book or online test bank for the specific areas you're having problems with. Or review those parts in your MGMAT or OG and make sure you're not missing easy shortcuts on how to do the problems. And make sure you've got all the formulas (geometry, exponent rules, etc) down cold so you can quickly identify what the questions are really asking.
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Re: advice needed - gmat in 2 days [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2010, 13:16
thank you for your help. I think I really am in a panic mode right now. I also think that I studied too hard during the last couple of days. That's why I decided to just relax tonight and tomorrow and then I'll just see how I go. Also thank you for the GMAT Anxiety link. I really liked some of the tips.
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Re: advice needed - gmat in 2 days [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2010, 22:29
Just review an error log if you're maintaining that or just do some simple questions tomorrow to get your brain fired up. Don't overwork it. My GMAT is on Wednesday as well and I just plan to relax and go over some strategies, review some concepts and such and just commit to memory some of the formulas that I might have forgotten and so on. No point panicking and since you can't reschedule now, just take the test anyway. There's a good chance you might do as you want to, and in the event you don't, you can always retake after preparing for a while.
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Re: advice needed - gmat in 2 days [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2010, 08:07
good luck for you, too whiplash2411! btw: I really liked your CR guide! ;)
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