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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 06:41
Thanks a lot for this post.
Have given GMAT twice
Aug'10 - 580
May'11 - 660 Got into SP Jain Dubai/Singapore course. Almost decided to join it. Paid advance fees too.
But then decided (read compelled by almost everyone around) to not join now, but to give GMAT another shot and see if can touch 700+.

This post was of great help. Should help in streamlining the efforts.

Lets see :)

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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2012, 12:38
I really like the tip of memorizing a combinations/permutations practice question for the actual GMAT...I seem to be about 50-50 when it comes to advanced statistics/permutations+combinations questions, so in case of doubt on the GMAT, it would be nice to have a complex question prepped and ready to go. Hopefully, plug-and-chug will be applicable in the even that this happens :wink: .
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2012, 00:51
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2012, 13:14
Great Post! I am trying to raise my score from 640 to 720. I will try above strategy.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2012, 04:09
thank you. it was really helpful
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2012, 10:53
Wow...needed this post to pep me up. I am at 650 after 2 attempts and need to get 750 (at least that is what I am targeting!). The error log is one takeaway I am going to apply this time.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2012, 11:42
Hi,

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 again
Any other suggestion is most welcome. I will try for perfect score this time

Verbal:
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 bible
-- 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.

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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2012, 09:17
HI,

I am currently averaging around 2:30 seconds in CR which is almost a minute higher than the target time of 1:30 seconds as suggested in the forum.I have not started doing SC and i am weak at that so i know i could not even save time in SC.Dcent at RC so i tend to complete them in standard time.Any suggestion to improve CR timings.CR accuracy is 83% approx(OG Material).Or should i wait and first gauge my SC and RC timings and then ask accordingly?
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2012, 22:41
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HI,

I am currently averaging around 2:30 seconds in CR which is almost a minute higher than the target time of 1:30 seconds as suggested in the forum.I have not started doing SC and i am weak at that so i know i could not even save time in SC.Dcent at RC so i tend to complete them in standard time.Any suggestion to improve CR timings.CR accuracy is 83% approx(OG Material).Or should i wait and first gauge my SC and RC timings and then ask accordingly?



ANY suggestions???
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2012, 06:11
could not expect anything better .. thanks a lot for the strategy..
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2012, 01:25
great article.. it was very helpful.. thanks bb
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2012, 18:00
First, thanks for the excellent guide, bb.

About a year ago, I took the GMAT and scored a 650. If I recall correctly, I had a 41V/39Q. I have always been stronger in verbal than math and that test was not the exception; still, I was disappointed because I was consistently scoring in the 720 range on the GMAT prep tests and in the 650 range on Kaplan (which was equivalent to a 720 based on GMAT Club's predictor).

I plans on taking the test again in about 2.5 months. I plan on taking 6-7 CATs (Kaplan/MGMAT/GMAT prep) and will use the off days to practice problems, mostly quant with some Verbal thrown in there every other day. My question is, what is the best way to incorporate the difficult questions into my study plan? Right now. I plan on doing about 20 questions per day from official guide, Official quant, and Kaplan and then 5 difficult questions from MGMAT advanced quant or from the forums. At some point I'd like to transition to the MAT club tests but I'm just not sure when that makes the most sense.

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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 09:21
Good post bb, too bad though all of the recommended study materials are that expensive...
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2013, 00:12
thank you....

any thoughts on Kaplan Premier verbal section.
I found out that it was good.. However, if you specifically recommend MGMAT/ Powerscore, I will take efforts to get them solved...
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2013, 00:45
I have a four month preperation ahead and this was helpful for me. Already hold 650 and I am looking for breaking 700.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2013, 21:40
thanks a lot, gonna follow
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2013, 05:51
Great advice.... Really helped my get from my 670 to a 720.... Maybe hopefully some of my more ambitious schools will now give my application a second look.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2013, 22:23
This is really helpful post.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2014, 05:24
Hope to nail the gmat with this plan. Thanks BB
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2014, 22:40
great post thank you
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