Well GmatClub, I'm back hah
I finally feel like getting back into studying for the gmat again. and I'm far past the disappointment from the first attempt.
I did some thinking into what went wrong during the test, because I don't think it was "stress"
I decided my problem was that I didn't study the "right" way.
As far as Q, I only studied the harder questions, only reviewed or learned material that I thought was the MOST difficult, because I wanted a 700+. Even when I would miss easier questions, I usually only did a quick review and decided it was easy and moved on and usually didn't even add it to my error log
. This was my BIGGEST mistake. If my CAT started with an easy Q that I wasn't familiar with, I would likely miss it, and my score would take a hit from the very beginning. Sure once I got into tougher questions I would be able to answer 700-800 level questions, but I think it was the fact that I occasionally missed 300-500 level questions that made my testing inconsistent.
Also for Q, my CR skills were very inconsistent. sometimes I would pick up the answer immediately, other times I would have no clue. Which makes me think I REALLY need to work on my CR strategy...
For V, I'm not quite sure how I scored as low as I did in Verbal on the actual attempt. My gut feeling is that I relied on getting 100%RC and 100%CR to compensate for missing 5 or so SC. During the actual test I hit a LONG and hard RC, hardest I had ever seen. I think I just got unlucky on this passage, BUT if I missed 2 or 3 in that RC passage I should have received easier SC questions for the next few, but since I didn't have a firm understanding of SC, I usually miss the same % no matter what difficulty I ran into. Which wouldn't help my score. I'm confident that my CR and RC skills are about as good as I can get them, but I definitely need to put some more work into SC, so that I don't have to rely on perfect CR and RC.
Any feedback, advice, or comments are always welcome! hah
Also if anyone is looking for someone to study with to keep them on track, also let me know!
I'm not sure when I will sit for the test again. I don't do well with long study schedules, so it will likely be less than a month, depending on my schedule.