I am still getting over the shock that I only got a 600 on my gmat on saturday. I know there are several factors involved in this and I am committed to improving and was wondering if I could get some advice/study suggestions from people (so that I don't have to feel like an idiot anymore).
Here's my practice test scores:
All my Kaplan
CAT tests scored b/n 640 and 670- mostly 650's.
One bad Kaplan
CAT gave me a 550
Powerprep 1 test - 630
Other factors- tried to cram in one week of nonstop studying (even staying up until midnight the night before the 8:30 am test). Barely slept at all that week (5 hrs a night)
-Def. got the 2nd question wrong in the math (it was Standard Deviation question that I over-analyzed because I work with Standard Deviations for a living!)
-Proctor did not bring me more paper and I had to skip a question cause of it.
-Verbal- big interuption where some guy taking some other test had a headphone malfunction and his instructions blared from the speakers for 2 minutes. I was unfortunately on a LARGE RC passage and had to skip reading the passage and guess on the questions in order to finish on time (isn't this grounds for a free retake on their behalf???)
To study I mostly used kaplan
classroom book and the Cd-roms. I have the OG and manhattan GMAT guides
but didn't really use them. Now I know better!
I'm gonna go back to the center for a practice test on monday and I still want to apply Stanford first round (ambitous I know). Which means I need to retake by Oct. 19. Can anyone give me recommendations I what I should do? I know 600 is way low considering my other test scores. What can I do to improve as quickly as possible? How do you get over the psychology of- "no matter how much I know, if I don't know the answer to the 2nd question, I'm screwed"
thanks so much!