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Disappointed with the score! :( [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2006, 00:26
Hi everyone,

First of all I think this is the best place for anyone who wants to do gmat and do well on it, alot of good ppl helping each other. Thank you

Well, I have been studying for gmat for past 2.5 months. I took a practice powerprep 1 test back about 2 months ago and got a disappointing 420. That score was actually with zero practice, just studied kaplan and princeton books. Anyways, since then I have been studying or trying to...

Today I did kaplan test 1 and once again got a disappointing 500 on it. I have a date booked for March 27 but it seems that I wouldn't be prepared by that time, I am planning to postpone it and start studying again. The sad thing about this situation is that I will miss deadlines (May 1st) for the universities I want to apply to but seems like I do not have a choice. I'll prob have to wait till the winter term.

Anyways, I would like your input as to what I should do to improve my score, my goal is btw 650-700. How many months I should put aside to study, and what should be the study routine, how many hours per day? I work fulltime so I don't get much time during the weekdays, however I try to study whenever I can. My main weakness seems to be time, I am a slow reader and it takes me time to think about a problem or in case on verbal Q's I have to read Q's couple of times.

What type of material would you suggest, I am planning to get OG 11th ed. What else I should get?

I know I have alot of questions, and I apologize for the long post, but I would appreciate any help.

Thank you.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2006, 08:52
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=20341
This link will be useful for you my friend))
IMHO the best way to improve is to do as much questions as you can every day.
And participate in discussions around this gr8 forum.
If you feel that you are weak in some area for example combinations or permutation problems solve as musch as you can.Concentrate on your waek sides!Don't hesitate to ask for help I ll do my best to help you !
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2006, 12:36
Yurik79 wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=20341
This link will be useful for you my friend))
IMHO the best way to improve is to do as much questions as you can every day.
And participate in discussions around this gr8 forum.
If you feel that you are weak in some area for example combinations or permutation problems solve as musch as you can.Concentrate on your waek sides!Don't hesitate to ask for help I ll do my best to help you !



I cannot find the answers for PS and DS. It doesnt work the same as SC, CR and RC. Do you know how to view the answers ??
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2006, 18:44
Yurik79 wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=20341
This link will be useful for you my friend))
IMHO the best way to improve is to do as much questions as you can every day.
And participate in discussions around this gr8 forum.
If you feel that you are weak in some area for example combinations or permutation problems solve as musch as you can.Concentrate on your waek sides!Don't hesitate to ask for help I ll do my best to help you !


Thanks Yurik, I have rescheduled the gmat date for may 31. I am planning to do 10 types questions each everyday, and little more on the weekend. How would you recommend to do the questions? Any tips on increasing the speed? how often i should do the prep tests.

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2006, 08:03
selene wrote:
Yurik79 wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=20341
This link will be useful for you my friend))
IMHO the best way to improve is to do as much questions as you can every day.
And participate in discussions around this gr8 forum.
If you feel that you are weak in some area for example combinations or permutation problems solve as musch as you can.Concentrate on your waek sides!Don't hesitate to ask for help I ll do my best to help you !



I cannot find the answers for PS and DS. It doesnt work the same as SC, CR and RC. Do you know how to view the answers ??

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... c&start=20
look gotoknow3 post
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