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GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days?

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GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink] New post 07 May 2012, 12:13
Hello everybody,

I took the GMAT today and scores a 530 Q36V27. I'm not super disappointed, but I am not happy aswell. The program I want to apply for need at least a 500, with a score of 600 admission in guaranteed. So now, I am thinking about retaking or not. Admission deadline is July 1st, GMAT scores can be sent in till June 15th, so I still have the opportunity to take another GMAT.

My question is now, how much progress is possible in one month? I am working fulltime during, so study hours are limited aswell. My biggest problems are in quant number properties and word translations and in verbal especially reading comprehension.

Thanks for you help!

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Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink] New post 08 May 2012, 08:01
Hi Andih,

A lot is possible in a month. I took my first GMAT prep (Manhattan GMAT CAT #1) a week ago and got a 530. I took the Manhattan GMAT CAT #2 on Sunday and got a 650. It really depends on how much you can devote in the next month to improving your score. I also work full time, and was able to make a huge increase in a week by really focusing on the concepts, so there is definitely room for improvement when you have a month to study.

Good luck!
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Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink] New post 09 May 2012, 06:55
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My question is now, how much progress is possible in one month? I am working fulltime during, so study hours are limited aswell.


Yes, a lot can be done in 1 month. The key is consistency and weekend sprints.

Of course, as a busy working professional, you only have 2-3 hours per night on weekdays.

You can walk fast on the weekdays, then spring hard on the weekends, then repeat the next week.

Our GMAT online course happens to be specifically designed for working professionals looking for solid results in 1 month. Here's a 1 month study plan that might help in your situation: http://www.gmatpill.com/the-gmat-pill-m ... tudy-plan/

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Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink] New post 10 May 2012, 07:42
It really looks like the Verbal is your weakest point; probably developing a good strategy in that section might increase your score dramatically even before studying the basic concepts.
Manhattan Gmat has the most comprehensive verbal strategy, IMHO.

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Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink] New post 10 May 2012, 22:50
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It really looks like the Verbal is your weakest point; probably developing a good strategy in that section might increase your score dramatically even before studying the basic concepts.
Manhattan Gmat has the most comprehensive verbal strategy, IMHO.


Thanks. Since I am a non-native speaker, that is my problem are, that's right. Especially RC is really weak...! I already have the MGMAT material, I will go over the SC and RC books again, do you guys think it might be a good idea to get PowerscoreCR aswell? Other than that I will go over all the gmatpill verbal videos again and hope to improve that way to a V32+
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Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink] New post 10 May 2012, 22:53
Btw. here are my stats from the last CAT, was a V27 also:

300-500 SC RC CR
right 2/67% 1/100% 2/67%
wrong 1/33% 0/ 0% 1/33%

500-600 SC RC CR
right 3/50% 2/40% 3/75%
wrong 3/50% 3/60% 1/25%

600-700 SC RC CR
right 3/75% 1/20% 3/50%
wrong 1/25% 4/80% 3/50%

700-800 SC RC CR
right 0/0% 0/0% 0/0%
wrong 2/100% 1/100% 1/100%

RC is obviously really bad. I'm undecided between CR and SC as the second weakest area, but will probably focus more on CR first since I had more problems in the 600-700 region wrong in this area.
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Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 06:25
andih wrote:
Hello everybody,

I took the GMAT today and scores a 530 Q36V27. I'm not super disappointed, but I am not happy aswell. The program I want to apply for need at least a 500, with a score of 600 admission in guaranteed. So now, I am thinking about retaking or not. Admission deadline is July 1st, GMAT scores can be sent in till June 15th, so I still have the opportunity to take another GMAT.

My question is now, how much progress is possible in one month? I am working fulltime during, so study hours are limited aswell. My biggest problems are in quant number properties and word translations and in verbal especially reading comprehension.

Thanks for you help!

Cheers,

Andy



Sorry about Your score, but i can say that developing verbal score is really difficult in a short period of time and regarding your quants score if u work according to specific plan you can boost your quants score to 45+, so my advice is to concentrate more on quants and on the other hand don't neglect verbal, keep doing verbal also, but devote more time to quants to elevate your score to 600+ if you manage to score 45+ in quants then you can get your desire score. All the best.
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Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 06:33
andih wrote:
Hello everybody,

I took the GMAT today and scores a 530 Q36V27. I'm not super disappointed, but I am not happy aswell. The program I want to apply for need at least a 500, with a score of 600 admission in guaranteed. So now, I am thinking about retaking or not. Admission deadline is July 1st, GMAT scores can be sent in till June 15th, so I still have the opportunity to take another GMAT.

My question is now, how much progress is possible in one month? I am working fulltime during, so study hours are limited aswell. My biggest problems are in quant number properties and word translations and in verbal especially reading comprehension.

Thanks for you help!

Cheers,

Andy


You need the Manhattan Number Properties book pronto. It opened my eyes to so many possibilities. Math starts making sense.
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Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2012, 01:54
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Hi Andih,

A lot is possible in a month. I took my first GMAT prep (Manhattan GMAT CAT #1) a week ago and got a 530. I took the Manhattan GMAT CAT #2 on Sunday and got a 650. It really depends on how much you can devote in the next month to improving your score. I also work full time, and was able to make a huge increase in a week by really focusing on the concepts, so there is definitely room for improvement when you have a month to study.

Good luck!



I really want to know what you did in that 1 week to improve your score??? Any valuable tips would be really appreciated... Thanks in advance!
Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days?   [#permalink] 08 Jul 2012, 01:54
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