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How to Improve 600 score in a month. 39Q 32V [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2013, 07:10
I took the gmat yesterday and scored a dismal 600 (39Q, 32V). I am by no means trying to get into a top 10 school. Im primarily trying to get into Robert H. Smith( university of maryland) and Georgetown. The average Gmat for these schools tend to fall in the mid-600s. I need some advice and tips on the best way to allocate my study time over the next 5 weeks. I plan on retaking the test early january to meet my deadlines. While I'm aiming for a 700+ score, I would be completely be satisfied with at least a 670.

I also wanted to note that I took the test 1 week after completing a Manhattan GMAT course.

For some reference: I am an african american male who will have 3 years of professional consulting experience at a big 4 consulting firm by fall 2014. I have received a number of performance rewards from my company and have strong ECs as it is a job requirement.

Timing was not really an issue for me on the test as I was a able to finish all sections of the test with time to spare.

Any advice on study habits or tools I should take advantage of to boost my score by at least 70 points??

Thank you in advance!!!!
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How much were you scoring in your practice CAT's? And many of these practice CATs did you take? To me your quant score looks very low. You can easily get it up to a 44-45 which should pull your overall score close to 650.
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Re: How to Improve 600 score in a month. 39Q 32V [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2013, 06:05
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How much were you scoring in your practice CAT's? And many of these practice CATs did you take? To me your quant score looks very low. You can easily get it up to a 44-45 which should pull your overall score close to 650.


I only took two CATs and they were both very low. 520 n the first and 580 on the second. Any tips for quickly improving my math score?
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Re: How to Improve 600 score in a month. 39Q 32V [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2013, 20:59
to improve your quant score.
1) Solve all the quant questions which went wrong ..again and again and again.. till you do them within 1 min....
because that is what your weakness is

Go through this...

best-gmat-quant-concepts-note-a-must-have-143278.html#p1299313
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Re: How to Improve 600 score in a month. 39Q 32V [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2013, 09:09
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Look for patterns and booby traps in the questions that you got wrong. For example, are you getting a lot of exponent questions wrong in data sufficiency? Take a look at the positive/even exponent booby trap and make note of it.

Are you getting sum of sequence questions wrong? Then review exercises related to sum of sequence for various ranges of numbers.

Getting word problems - specifically rate ones wrong? Go back and do exercises related to rates -- people leaving 2 stations walking towards each other---people walking away from each other---one walking north, the other walking east forming a right triangle, etc.

Learn from the various permutations of the same questions through identify core concepts and doing variations around that core question. We teach variations on core concepts in our course. But you can also practice a few questions on your own here: http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-t ... -questions
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Re: How to Improve 600 score in a month. 39Q 32V [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2013, 07:07
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I agree with GMAT Pill's advice about examining what questions you got incorrect in the sim test.

We've actually been talking about the best way to learn from sim tests here in our office and just created a blog post today about it:

After you take a simulation test (sim test), don’t forget to debrief! You can improve your study strategy immensely by simply debriefing after each simulation test. Debriefing means taking the time to examine your score assessment and using the information to develop a strategic plan for improving your score.

You should conduct a debriefing soon after each test while the test questions are still fresh in your mind. A good debriefing can take almost as long as the test itself.

After you complete a sim test with Economist GMAT Tutor, visit your learning dashboard to receive a breakdown of your score and get a sense of your areas of strength and weakness.

Look at each question in your score assessment carefully, and determine why you answered it correctly or not. If you answered it incorrectly, what could you have done differently? It’s no use making sweeping statements like “I will pay more attention during studying.” It’s much more valuable to tell yourself tips like “I must remember to plug in negative and positive numbers in inequalities.”

Also, take a look at your time management strategy. Which types of questions took longer? On which questions did you spend too little time?

Another tip: look for recurring patterns within each test. Do your areas of weakness remain the same from test to test? If so, you may not be reviewing these topics properly. This may be a sign that you should schedule a one-to-one tutor session about this subject.

Don’t forget to document your debriefing sessions so you can read your notes before your next simulation test. Good luck!

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