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See here is how the story.. goes...

i gave KAPLAN CATS online some where.. around.. in the first week of last december.. got.. 760 and 750.. but.. then those were fart results.. most probably.. since i had committed..around..(10 to 11 mistakes..in verbal.)

moving..on.. i kept preparing.. and have fixed 24th jan.. as my GMAT date.

My recent scores are as follows

PR Diagnostic: 710
Knewton Diag: 680 (CR judged as the most problematic area)
KAPLAN CATIII: 710

Issues for which advice is needed-:

1) CR all throughout the preparation was the strongest area. in the recent two tests.. it suddenly sprang up as the weakest area. what can be done in last 10 days..especially when i have gone twice through..the.. OG 10th edition.

2) I have only two tests.. left.. GMAT PrepII and one KAPLAN CAT.. when should these be given. (GMAT Date: 24th JAN. 2 days... of travel.. time.. means i have only 8 days.)

3) suddenly, all these tests do not.. provoke.. me at all. i have just ran out of enthusiasm. i am taking everything lightly.. and have run out of practice material as well.
a. where to get practice sets..? (free.. would be preferable)
b.how to revive my enthusiasm? ( i know its a personal.. issue.. and one cant give advice..but listening to everybody's comments will not harm much. i might find a useful advice by chance.)

appreciating some replies.
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Re: Advice Needed.Last 10 days. [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2011, 12:48
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There are plenty of other free tests (MGMAT, Veritas, multiple versions of GMAT Prep, etc.). You still have a good number of resources.

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Good free content is hard to come by. You can browse our content specific forum and the forums of other prep sites (beat the gmat).


To be honest, you look like you're in pretty good shape. Maintain your stamina don't burn out with too much prep. Just focus on the test, make sure you're answering the question asked and don't let the stress overcome you.
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mohater has given you the best advice one can, in my opinion. From your scores, I would say, you have a very good probability of crossing 700, and if you keep your cool, then 730-740 or above. Also, I do understand the feeling of having done too much... feeling of total burnout... what you need to do is focus on your CR for 2 days if there seems to be problem with it, then take one test - whichever you like - properly timed. Go through the solution of every question. Then dump everything and enjoy the last few days. A day before the test (or a few hrs before if you like), if you have a log (error/concepts/formulas... whatever) go through it (take an hour or so and fully focus on it).. That will refresh everything. You will go for the exam feeling refreshed and highly focused. Do not overdo in the last few days especially since you are already in good shape.

As for CR, I think if you have been performing well, there is no reason why you will not do well in the actual test. Your last two not-so-good performances might have been due to burnout... Anyway, if there are some particular question types that you are facing problems with, look for particular strategies for those. CR is absolutely logical. In every GMAT problem, there will be a clear winner (though it may not be apparent at first or the language may be too convoluted). Keep this in mind and keep eliminating options as you go. And remember, one thing that helps tremendously in strengthen/weaken questions is 'finding the conclusion of the argument'. Strengthen/weaken the conclusion specifically and you will not go wrong.
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Re: Advice Needed.Last 10 days.   [#permalink] 13 Jan 2011, 18:01
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