Just came back from the test center, quite disappointed to be frank. I scored 610 (Q41, V34)
in first attempt to reach a score 680+ (within the range of my target schools: Haas, Wharton, Duke, LBS and Kellogg). Although I have a rather diverse background, good career experience and progression, I aim for 680+
in order to increase my possibilities to be admitted.
Although I reached my average score in the Verbal section, unfortunately I scored 4 points below my average score in the Quantitative section. The most important thing is that I am a little bit frustrated because I have the feeling that I hit the ceiling...I had very good preparation (at least I thought so) studying the OG, MGMAT, Kaplan 800
, 1000SC, Princeton review
books. In retrospect, I think that my strategy of dealing with all books first and then practice and take tests was unscuccessful because it didnt highlight my weakness. My intention is to set milestones, do a very good brush up of each book and take tests at each milestone. I would appreciate any advice on the study strategy I should follow and on the more specific Qs:
- I am not a English native speaker and given that I have already studied several GMAT books, I would be really interested in suggestions on how to improve my Verbal score
- The Quantitative section is more straightforward in my point of view. Need to work on weaknesses (inequalities, absolute value, descriptive statistics/sets)
- How soon should I take the test again?
Looking forward to your advice/point of view/suggestion
Many thanks and best regards,