How to prepare for second attempt and get 700+ score ? : Share GMAT Experience
Check GMAT Club App Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

It is currently 04 Dec 2016, 02:30
GMAT Club Tests

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

How to prepare for second attempt and get 700+ score ?

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 30 Jul 2004
Posts: 101
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

How to prepare for second attempt and get 700+ score ? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jul 2004, 19:41
Hi Guys,

I took GMAT last December and scored miserably.My score was 530.I prepared well for about 3 months seriously and about 1 year off an on.Still I got very bad scores.I was pretty much confident in Quant. as I was doing well in Test GMATs at home.I did PowerPrep,Kaplan Book,ETS and other popular books.on Kaplan Tests on the CD,I scored about 520,580 and 550 in my 3 practice tests.I heard the hearsay that one should add atleast 150 to his/her Kaplan score.Using that parameter,I felt confident and scheduled the test.About a week before the GMAT test,
one of my projects at work failed and I was the lead resource on that project..That project put on lot of stress on me..I was not able to concentrate and was not in my right frame of mind...Somehow I took the test and came up with 530,which was quite disappointing for me.I left about 4-5 questions in Quant. and 10-12 questions in Verbal

I did lot of introspection about my preparation and my weak areas.Here are some of the salient points of my introspection:

a) Standard of Quant. section is tougher than ETS and kaplan books.I need to practice more tough questions in all areas.I need to concentrate more on Probability and Statistics.

b) Work on my speed. should not spend too much time on hard questions.

c) Work on my speed esp. in Reading comprehension....


Please let me know your thoughts and experience in preparing for GMAt for second time and come high score....
Here are my parameters :

My expected score 700-720
Time - 1- 2 months

I am working on projects 8-5 and can spend 2 -3 hrs daily.

Here is what I am doing :
--Probability and Stats - Using Schaum;s series
--Reading Comprehension - Reading fiction/non-fiction books..using scientific magazines...

Your suggestions and advice are most welcome !!! let me know if my parameters and expectations are unrealistic.....
--tell me resources to prepare in short time...
--practice tests...
-- books/guides

GMAT has been on my mind for couple of years and I want to take the exam one more time and get good score and get it over with.

Thanks,
gmat+obsessed
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount CodesOptimus Prep Discount Codes
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Sep 2003
Posts: 158
Location: michigan
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

Books [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jul 2004, 09:14
My suggestion go to Amazon.com and purchase GMAT Advantage & Ace the GMAT.

If you are still not confident in your skills. Go to Gorillatestprep.com and ask for David Younghans.

He should be able to help and he is very affordable.


Thanks,


wiseguy
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jun 2004
Posts: 29
Location: Sunnyvale
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Suggestions [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jul 2004, 11:52
Suggest you take a class. Not because your not capable, but because your schedule in projects at work is apt to keep you unfocused on GMAT. I know that happens to me. Suggest you do a night course. Sign up quickly. Classes will be starting within a month. In the meantime, this website is good for questions. For alternative resources for training you could check out GMAX Online what praertorian mentioned. There's a navigation link to it on the home page of this web site. For other resources you could check all the various training companies yourself.

Check out my website at http://daveformba.blogspot.com for the links or go directly to the resource links at http://home.comcast.net/~dave.kim/index.htm

Hope this helps. I'm shooting to take the GMAT again here in the next couple of months as well.
_________________

Davefor MBA

Suggestions   [#permalink] 31 Jul 2004, 11:52
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Help How to get 700+ in GMAT (2 attempts completed) coolpras 9 05 Sep 2016, 09:27
1 Getting to 700+ score genojose 2 03 Oct 2014, 09:45
Need Advice - 700 to 710 on second attempt bschoolboy 3 02 Jun 2014, 04:38
5 Experts publish their posts in the topic 730 in second attempt with 3-month preparation guardonz 5 16 Oct 2012, 07:16
Advice - Scored 610 - planning for a second attempt mohitkhetan 1 05 Sep 2012, 23:22
Display posts from previous: Sort by

How to prepare for second attempt and get 700+ score ?

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.