I've just begun my GMAT journey, and received some interesting results today. After scanning the forums for about a week I've finally taken the step to do my first GMATPrep free test to see where I stand (as so many of you suggest). Going into the test I expected to do fairly well given that I have a strong English background - an author and a English Masters student are my parents - and I was pretty strong in high school math, though it's been a few years since I've looked at any of that material.
When writing the practice test, especially the Quant section, I was very discouraged because I felt as though I got EVERY question wrong. I'm normally a pretty calm and confident person, so this was not the best feeling.
When I got my scores, though, I found out that I had earned a very respectable 640 (Q44, V35). Now, as stated I expected to do well in Verbal, which I didn't really, and I expected and assumed while writing that I bombed Quant, again which wasn't the case.
Any thoughts or other experiences like this? I know this is a very general post but I'm slightly confused and am excited to hear about other peoples' first times. Happy studying all!