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GMAT 630 (Q49, V25) -Dissapointed

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GMAT 630 (Q49, V25) -Dissapointed [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2008, 06:38
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Hello guys,

I finally took the real Gmat and I scored only 630 due to my lack of concentration (and noise in the testing room) in the second part of verbal. Math was pretty much the same as in Gmatprep, but verbal seemed much more difficult. To be honest I expected at least 35 in verbal as I was consistetly scored better in verbal in my practice tests. I had 25 in verbal 3 weeks after I started preparation, before even going through Manhattan SC and the second half of CR bible.

My practice tests were like this:
1. GmatPrep 1 - 540 (Q37, V25) - 3 weeks after started preparation - didn't finish Quatitative section, I went through verbal only to finish it but I had time issues back then
2. Powerprep1 - 700 (Q45, V41) - a lot of OG questions so I didn't rely too much on this test
3. Gmatprep 2 - 670 (Q45, V36) - a few OG questions, I took this test 1 month and a half after started prep
4. MGMAT 1 (3/16/2008) - 590 (Q42, V31)
5. MGMAT 2 (4/16/2008) - 710 (Q49, V38)
6 GMATPrep 1 reinstall - 740 (Q48, V44) - only 2-3 OG in verbal and 3-4 in quantitative. I didn't guessed any of the verbal questions, they seemed quite easy.
I'm a little disappointed as I dedicated 80% of my study to the verbal section.

The average Gmat score required by the university is 595. Do you think I should retake it? Or try to focus on the essay part from now on? I feel very unconfident that I would score better If I retook it. I'm not sure if 630 is enough though. :oops:
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Re: GMAT 630 (Q49, V25) -Dissapointed [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2008, 07:23
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if the distraction affected your focus enough to create a significant drop in your scores. yes and buy some ear plugs.
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Re: GMAT 630 (Q49, V25) -Dissapointed [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2008, 07:52
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nice quant score, buddy.
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Re: GMAT 630 (Q49, V25) -Dissapointed [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2008, 17:36
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moni77 wrote:
The average Gmat score required by the university is 595. Do you think I should retake it? Or try to focus on the essay part from now on? I feel very unconfident that I would score better If I retook it. I'm not sure if 630 is enough though. :oops:

What's the 20-80% GMAT range for your school?
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Re: GMAT 630 (Q49, V25) -Dissapointed [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2008, 20:51
I don't know exactly the Gmat score range, but I know someone who was admitted last year with the same score :roll:
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Re: GMAT 630 (Q49, V25) -Dissapointed [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2008, 00:07
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Are you a native speaker? My friend barely studied verbal and got a 41. Hes white.
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Re: GMAT 630 (Q49, V25) -Dissapointed [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2008, 01:26
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Hey Moni, you should go for another try with focus on verbal. Your math scores are super!!
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Re: GMAT 630 (Q49, V25) -Dissapointed [#permalink] New post 01 May 2008, 10:12
No, I'm not a native speaker and i think that's way concentration played a key role in my low verbal. I started working on my essays but i'll keep studying in case I must retake it in a month.

Thank you all for your support and It feels good to be part of the Gmat clubbers family.
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Re: GMAT 630 (Q49, V25) -Dissapointed [#permalink] New post 01 May 2008, 11:54
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moni77 wrote:
No, I'm not a native speaker and i think that's way concentration played a key role in my low verbal. I started working on my essays but i'll keep studying in case I must retake it in a month.

Thank you all for your support and It feels good to be part of the Gmat clubbers family.


Essays? When/where do you plan on applying? Isn't it late/early?

On the bright side, you only have one place to go with the verbal. Just read, read, read, and read. Read every scholarly journal. Reading trickles down to readin comp (obviously), understanding the article helps you learn about arguing (CR) and repetition teaches you idioms (the most important aspect of SC for non native speakers).

Time permitting, I suggest you retake the gmat a little later (3+ months) and really kick a$$ on it.
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Re: GMAT 630 (Q49, V25) -Dissapointed [#permalink] New post 01 May 2008, 12:38
I'm planning to apply at UCI and their last deadline is July 7th, but they told me they would review my application and make a decision as soon as they have everything. All my friends encouraged me to try and see what happens, so I started my application process. :shock:
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