I'm totally burnt out now and I can't seem to get back into it again..
I started studying for the GMAT on and off since March, took a kaplan class
from May-June, really hunkered down in July and a week before July 30th test date I was at the library for about 3 hours everyday. On Sunday, the day before my test I watched a movie in the morning with my gf and just lounged around all day. Monday I took the test, feeling as prepared as I was ever going to be. I was hoping to score a 650.
I got a 550. I'm planning on applying first round for next fall (apps are available now).
After the test I was so bummed that I knew I'd have to take it again. I was looking forward to having a life again and doing all the things I wasn't able to do before while studying. After I came home from the test center, I signed up to take the GMAT again in 5 weeks. I just wanted to get it over with. Just a little more studying and I'd be good I thought.
Well, I also told myself that I'd take a week off first to prevent myself from burning out and taking a well-deserved break. Well, after one reschedule and a trip to vegas, and hanging out on the weekends/weekdays.. I haven't been able to get back into the studying mode! Just recently I started making myself go to the library again (only because my test date is Oct 13th). But it is more frustrating now because I feel like I have to relearn everything. Things I had DOWN before test day, I have to teach myself again. It is just very discouraging now. I am just totally not in the mood to study anymore and I've already had about a month of a break.
How did you guys get back into it so easily? I can't imagine taking the test more than two times. I just want to get this over with and get on with my life. Time is running out and I just can't seem to get back into it again. I used to be all gung-ho but i just seemed to have stopped caring.
Oh BTW, verbal on the actual was KILLER. I was pretty confident on my verbal going in, but when the second question I got was a CR boldface, it was over!
EDIT: I remembered I have a personal blog I kept while I was studying for my GMATs. Maybe I'll browse through it for inspiration..