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Frustrated - 650 practice to 570 on the real thing

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Frustrated - 650 practice to 570 on the real thing [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2010, 10:58
I posted this on the GMAT board also, but it may be better suited for this forum:

I took the GMAT today and scored a 570. My quant was a 44 and verbal was 25. I have been studying for 3+ months including a Manhattan GMAT class. Before the MGMAT class I scored a 580 on my practice test. After the class I took 3 practice tests and scored 650, 640 and 650 then studied for another 10 days and took the test hoping for a 650+. Anyway, my verbal score on the real thing was the worst I have ever scored. I wonder if I was just nervous and a little burnt out by the time I got to the verbal section. I am looking for any advice on books to read, strategies, etc. for the verbal section. I plan on taking the GMAT again in 4-6 weeks.

Also, any advice on applying during the 3rd round for business school? I was hoping to score 650+ and have my applications in for second rounds, but that doesn't look like it will be possible. I have been told the 3rd round is very difficult.

Thanks!
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Re: Frustrated - 650 practice to 570 on the real thing [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2010, 13:17
awbrown11 wrote:
I posted this on the GMAT board also, but it may be better suited for this forum:

I took the GMAT today and scored a 570. My quant was a 44 and verbal was 25. I have been studying for 3+ months including a Manhattan GMAT class. Before the MGMAT class I scored a 580 on my practice test. After the class I took 3 practice tests and scored 650, 640 and 650 then studied for another 10 days and took the test hoping for a 650+. Anyway, my verbal score on the real thing was the worst I have ever scored. I wonder if I was just nervous and a little burnt out by the time I got to the verbal section. I am looking for any advice on books to read, strategies, etc. for the verbal section. I plan on taking the GMAT again in 4-6 weeks.

Also, any advice on applying during the 3rd round for business school? I was hoping to score 650+ and have my applications in for second rounds, but that doesn't look like it will be possible. I have been told the 3rd round is very difficult.

Thanks!


Hi awbrown11,

I took my 2nd attempt of GMAT today and was totally devastated by seeing the score 580(Q47 / V25).

My 1st attempt was on 11th Oct and that time i got 650(Q48 / V32). There was a gap of 6 weeks between my 1st nd 2nd attempt and I took vacations for 3 weeks out of those 6 weeks. Worked really hard but in the end feel like a big loser.

Even i dont know what to do.
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Re: Frustrated - 650 practice to 570 on the real thing   [#permalink] 22 Nov 2010, 13:17
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