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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2010, 22:31
how to reach 650 first is there any other discussion for that
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2010, 22:56
Dear BB,

I need some advice. I am planning to make a reasonable investment by buying couple of GMAT books. I want to do this intelligently. I am looking for a score of 750.

Should I go for:

Set-1:
Kaplan Math Foundations
Kaplan Math Workbook
Kaplan Advanced
PR 1012

or

Set-2:
MGMAT 5 Maths Strategies Books
PR 1012

Likewise, if you think that I need to change the sets contents please let me know. It would be great if you can in-fact recommend one "SUPER SET" of quant books.

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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2010, 01:28
Hello BB,

I have a question for you please. I am planning to make a decent amount of investment to buy GMAT books. I am planning to buy either 1 of the following 2 sets:

Set-1
Kaplan Math Foundations
Kaplan Math Workbook
Kaplan Advanced
PR 1012

Set-2
MGMAT 5 Maths Strategies Books
Kaplan Advanced
PR 1012

Please advise that which set do you recommend. I would also really appreciate if you can send me your own set in case you have a different advice.

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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2010, 06:18
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2010, 15:51
Thanks for this thread! I am just starting my GMAT prep and this gives me a template to create my own structure.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2010, 06:01
Thanks for suggesting Knewton's 7 day program
as my scores range between 600 to 650.. i can definitely think about taking it..
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2010, 02:38
Hi all,

I am giving my GMAT in September. I am done with OG 11 and 12. I gave a couple of tests - GMAT prep one of them and I got a disappointing 650 - 47 + 31.....I committed 12 errors in Quants and 17 in verbal. In verbal I faulted in SC - got 9 of the SCs wrong. I just browsed through the Manhattan SC a week back.
I need ur help in assessing my scores - what should I do to improve my SC and also my Math score - I think 47 is way too less!

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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2010, 07:47
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For SC you need to get a solid understanding of grammar and start reading books - see this discussion: GMAT Fiction

For Math, would suggest a few things: MGMAT Number Properties and MGMAT Word Translations if you have covered them. You can also try GMAT Club tests - they have very hard questions.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2010, 08:07
Thanks a lot BB, I think I would follow what u just said!
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2010, 03:30
HI
Reached 690 in GMATPrep.
my scores are :
29th June PR1 -570 (44,25)
18th July PR2-600(43,30)
25th July PR3-590(48,23)

MGMAT1-640
GMAT PREP1- 690.
Taking actual GMAT on 15th Sep. Targeting 720 ( I need it for ISB as AVG is 716) .
last 5 weeks any inputs , i would be greatful to them.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2010, 06:53
29th July MGMAT1 640(43,35)
1st Aug GMAT Prep1 690(49,34).

I request you to guide me to acheive my target.
i have 5 weeks to go.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2010, 21:18
Actual Date is 16th Sep not 15th.
it will be great , if any plan is given to be followed.
I did not touch any kaplan material till now,
i am following MGMAT guides and Power Score books along with OG 12 and OG verbal 2nd edition.
I am always in tension of getting a good score or not, i am unable to wait till 16th sep to write the exam. I am working so daily i get max 2 hours to study. planning for leave just before a week of GMAT. i am totally confused, i have almost all tht top 20 books listed in GMAT club (except princeton 1012 and kaplan verbal and math foundations). i could not read all of them, i dont think i have time to read them. I have around 4 weeks , i dnot know what books to concentrate on, what tests to take. i am totally confused, the very idea that i need a very good score is making me tensed. i am not able to concentrate on any thing except GMAT. i feel like , i am being chased by someone (GMAT) and i am in a hurry in all the activities. i am not able to sleep properly, i am exhausted but not able to sleep. i need to keep my cool, but i am not able to do so. TOTALLY CONFUSED.......................................... WAITING TO FINISH THE GMAT SOME HOW WITH GOOD SCORE.some one please guide me how to utilise this last 4weeks effectivcely to acheive good scores.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2010, 21:34
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Why are you totally confused? About what?
You need to go through books and feel that you have covered every page and every subject. If you don't have that comfort feeling - go back and create notes as you go.

From what I am hearing, you need to restart your entire prep and if you don't have time, then you don't have time and you don't score high. It is a pretty simple relationship. Nothing to be confused about.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2010, 08:59
Hi BB
thanks a lot for the questions , it made me put my points of confusion in black and white.
i could arrive at the following as the points of concern.it would be great if you can guide me in getting answers for the following.

1.i am confused about what books to follow.should i stick to some books and cover them again and again or should i cover the entire range of books (kaplan, manhattan, powerscore ) and do all of them just once.
2.i did not start any kaplan book till now. but covered powerscore and manhattan books. is it necessary to do kaplan now or can i ignore it completely.and
3.which tests should i take manhattan or kaplan or some in both.
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4.Any tips for crossing 700.
please answer my above questions and guide me.
my current scores as stated above are as follows :
29th June Princeton Review (PR) 1 -570 (44,25)
18th July PR2-600(43,30)
25th July PR3-590(48,23)
29th July MGMAT1 640(43,35)
1st Aug GMAT Prep1 690(49,34)
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2010, 14:17
Hi cchilakapati,
It appears that you just need to step away mentally for a minute and take stock of the situation. From what I've read, you've hit some respectable scores in GMATprep as well as other tests. You seem to have a strong grasp on Quant. I'd definitely concentrate on the verbal. At this point, some of the little tricks (when to use the words, which, like, as, etc.) and a strong grasp of idioms will go a long way in pumping up that score. As for tests, stick with MGMAT and the GMATprep. The Manhattan tests are rumored to be more difficult than the actual exam, which should be a nice prep. If you have time after exhausting the pool of questions for those two groups, then I'd hit Kaplan. Just my two cents.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2010, 18:19
Hi VinceCPA
thank you for the input, i will work with MGMAT and then think of Kaplan.
And i will concentrate on verbal.
Hi BB
Waiting for your comments.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2010, 07:23
hi ppl..dis is the first time i m posting on this forum.wel actually i require some help from you guys.i gave my gmat yesterday and scored a mere 640. I was shocked when i saw the score coz this was the lowest score i got including my practise mock tests. Was not at all satisfied with the score and so planning to give it again in a month's time.
The following were the scores which i got in my mock tests:
Manhattan (M1)-660
M2-660
Kaplan-680
M3-660
M4-640
M5-690
Gmat Prep1-690
M6-710
Gmat Prep2-710

Final GMAT: 640

I was expecting a score abv 700 bt was not successful. Well now my aim is to crack the GMAT and get a 750.What should I do?What should be my strategy? Now that I've solved quite a good amount of material-OG,Kaplan 800...how should I go about my preparation now to achieve my aim?Please help..its urgent...i jus have a month's time!
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2010, 09:06
Hi
Just now completed Knewton 1st test. got 590 (46,25) (33correct,25correct)
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2010, 19:19
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So, if you want a 700+ score, my suggestion would be to get the MGMAT Guides and go through them in 2 months and take the test after that.

Hi BB - nice place here. I saw this site a while back and then recently saw your reviews on Amazon. Your first post in this thread recommends a variety of books (like Kaplan for verbal, MGMAT among others for quant; if I remember correctly), but based on your and others' recent reviews of the MGMAT books, I am leaning towards just getting their 4th edition and the Official Guide 12th edition and going to town on that. I've taken one GMATPrep test, got ~710. I'd like to apply to INSEAD and/or a few other top international or domestic schools, so I'd like to see that score closer to 750 for my own comfort - I'm an engineering grad and my GPA (3.33) isn't top of the line in my mind, so I want my GMAT score to easily offset that. Plus I don't want to get a false sense of security based on my first score.

My point is, would you agree that MGMAT + OG is a good way to go?

My other question pertains to laying out a schedule. How would you lay out a typical week's schedule for MGMAT? I'm thinking 2 hours per day, 5 days per week. Is that sufficient to get it done in two months? Thanks to anyone for your input.
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Re: GMAT Study Plan: go from 650 to 700+ [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2010, 08:23
nice post. hopefully should help me in crossing the 700 mark :)
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