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Help? 320 on first GMAT Prep Test [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2012, 12:17
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I am just starting out on my GMAT journey I took the first GMAT prep (I only have one left) to see what this GMAT is all about. How it is structured etc. So I took the first prep exam and bombed horrendously because halfway through it I was just so tired and do not understand what I am supposed to do. So much words!

Anyways, is there anything I can do? I bought the 8 strategy, I am thinking of studying all of it. I also just bought the GMAC OG so after I do the Manhattan books I will do that. I also bought a Math review Official book. I am just freaking out because I thought with the basic math I could score at least a 400 and then study from there. When I saw my score I realized I needed help in ALL the aspects. I am planning to take the real GMAT at the end of November.


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Re: Help? 320 on first GMAT Prep Test [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2012, 13:45
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I got around the same score on my first GMATPrep test - I know I definitely didn't break 400. I'm a native, which made it worse! If you can afford it, take a class. If not, MGMAT books are helpful. Good luck!
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Re: Help? 320 on first GMAT Prep Test [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2012, 13:49
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Sorry to hear about the experience! That's tough to start at that mark.

Take a look at this study plan that may work with your MGMAT Guides: gmat-study-plan-for-gmat-novices-start-your-gmat-journey-80727.html

I would also recommend MGMAT Math Foundations and MGMAT Verbal Foundations.
It is a lot of stuff/books but doable if you put your effort into it. I would not get to the OG or the MGMAT Guides before covering the foundations books.
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Re: Help? 320 on first GMAT Prep Test [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2012, 14:11
Don't feel bad, for someone who has never seen any of the question formats or anything I don't think its a huge deal. I am also just starting out my journey after a long time of going back and forth on going for it or not. I signed up for a Manhattan class that starts in a month and have been going through the Foundations of Math. I am just about half way through and it really does help so much - its amazing how many simple things/rules you forget. I haven't gone into acutal gmat questions hard core yet but I can glance at them now and recognize the type of problem almost immediately whereas before I couldn't even figure out what the question wanted out of me :)

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Re: Help? 320 on first GMAT Prep Test [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2012, 17:21
Hi everyone!

Thank you for the advice and reassurance. I will follow your advice. It's just at this point i have 2 months to study for the GMAT and I have to make everyday count and don't know where to start. I will use BB's study plan, it's really great.

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Re: Help? 320 on first GMAT Prep Test [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2012, 00:38
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The very first thing iw ant to say is don't worry. Everyone does bad in teh first test. It's about how hard you can prepare and bounce back!
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