Recently (11th Aug) I gave GMAT and screwed it big time, 600(Q50, V23)
Rescheduled my test 2 times, first postpone it to 27th Aug as I was in business trip and was not sure of my return dates, second I preponed it to 11th Aug in order to make myself available for R1 applications. All went total waste.
Today, I finished with my TOEFL so from now will concentrate on retaking the GMAT.
However, I have not devised any strategy yet. But, I am thinking of a few things. Please provide your opinion about it.Quant:
I (or event everyone) consider 50 a good score. I improved a lot during my studies, even though I spent hardly 15 days on this section.
Now, since I exhausted all OG book questions (OG13 and Quant review), I wonder what could be a better source to practice or be in touch with questions.
I will follow the following things for this section for my 2nd attempt:
-- OG13 and Quant review again
-- MGMAT books
Any other suggestion is most welcome. I will try for perfect score this timeVerbal:
The biggest hole in my preparation last time. In real test I think the strategy which I devised for this section didn't work well. I would equally blame my preparation for this disaster. Btw, I never scored more than 35 in any mocks (except for 4th GMATPrep retake where I scored 40).
What I read for 1st attempt:
-- SC: MGMAT SC
, SC Grail
-- CR: Powerscore CR
-- RC: the weakest section of all for me. Started with RC 99, did not find much improvement. Then, tried my hands on MGMAT RC
book followed by OG questions.
-- Practice material: Earlier started answering questions posted in GMATClub, then did OG13 and Verbal review(both twice, with maintaining error logs)
What to follow now for retake??? Need real help.
-- Doing OG is obvious
-- Reading SC, CR books again
-- Now, thinking of attempting LSAT questions, don't know it would be a good idea or not
-- As bb said, some classes give score improvement guarantee, don't feel like joining any such course but considering my target of breaking 700 barrier this time, I can think of something good here.
I am thinking of retaking the test at mid-October, hoping that it will be OK for R2 applications.
FOCUS..this is all I need!