My scheduled GMAT exam is at the end of this month on the 28th. However, I am no where near where I want to score!!
My ideal score is to shoot for the 85-90% percentile, yet, on my most recent practice tests, I have scored the following:Veritas
620 (Q40, V37)
MGMAT 600 (Q43,V30)
I am primarily rushed to take the GMAT because I would like to apply for a specialized graduate program (MAcc) and the school's deadline is 3/31, but since it is rolling admission, I want to apply at least a month before the deadline.
What are some of the best ways to see an improvement in a 3 week time span? I am currently a full-time undergrad and I also work part-time at an accounting office. I'm looking for the more time efficient way to study! Any advice would be extremely helpful!
First of all, prioritize the topics.
Quant - Some topics have heavy weightage e.g. Number properties and Algebra. Ensure you are confident in these two. Then focus on Arithmetic (TSD, Work, ratios, mixtures etc) and Geometry. Thereafter, if you have time, work on Stats and Probability. I think your concepts of most of the topics are already in place so focus on advanced applications. If a particular topic is keeping you down, work on that first and then take up the rest. Make most efficient use of the available time.
Verbal - Again, is there a specific question type that is pulling your score down? Find out where you are making maximum mistakes. Work on that area first. We can offer you more directed advice and strategies if you let us know your strengths and weaknesses.
Self study is an extremely rewarding but slow process. The 'aha' moments are slow to come by but when they do, you don't forget them. That said, if you have just 3 weeks and you are studying as well as working (phew!), consider taking a weekend online course (Veritas
has a two back-to-back Saturdays course where students meet to discuss strategies) or hiring a private tutor (for a personalized study plan suited to your requirements). These two options make things fall in place quickly and neatly.
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