Hey guys, you might remember me from this postfrom-740-in-gmat-prep-to-650-in-real-life-help-121191.html
(sorry for the bad grammar, typing really fast, got tons of work)
so, I waited the 31 days they require between exams and did the GMAT again today, and got a 750 (q 50, v 41)
Frankly, during the exam today i was really nervious. I felt I did better in my first gmat and the last questions were getting easier instead of harder, so I panicked and thought I was doing really bad. Then to my surprise, I hit the button and there it was , 750! I was so happy (but i think i did poorly on the AWA this time. Last time was easier and just got a 4.5)
Frankly, I dont know what changed between both exams, I dont think I was better prepared for this exam. But anyways, here is a debrief of what I did during those 31 days
1. Was depressed for 3 days
2. Bought MGMAT exams
3. Started doing the exams really quickly. After one week wanted to register for the exam but found out that I had to wait a month between consecutive exams. I was really angry AND had used most of the study material I had saved for this exam. So I decided to take a break and practice with the 3 exams I had left before the exam
4. I went to Rome for a business trip for a week (no study). I wanted to do the exam before the trip so that I would have a clean mind and enjoy the trip.
5. Went to the coast for the long weekend (no study). Came back home on sunday afternoon.
6. Two days before the exam (monday and tuesday) studied for the exam. To be specific, did one MGMAT, and half an MGMAT exam.
MGMAT 2 710 q47 .. forgot verbal
MGMAT 3 720 q49
MGMAT 4 730 q50
GMAT prep 1 (third time) 750
20 days break
MGMAT 5 740 q50 (two days before exam)
MGMAT 6 : just quant 51 (one day before exam)
The MGAMTs really helped me to regain confidence. I didn't learn any new techniques and the verbal sections quality in my opinion lacks refinement.
Frankly I think that the reason I did better this time was the adrenaline. During the first attempt I was very confident (maybe too confident). This time I was more careful about my answers and re-checked everything.