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I don't know what happened!!! 630 (Q49, V27)!!!

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04 Aug 2008, 12:36

I'm so saddened by my score on the verbal!!
Even when practising CATs, my lower score was 31. I was scoring consistenly between 35 and 40.
I was hoping to limit the damage by having 38 in Verbal but 27 i'm devastated!
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05 Aug 2008, 10:53
Hi

I can understand what u might be going through.
Mine is a similar case 630 (V28 ,Q48).
So i am definitely not here to give you any advise.But you can have a look at my post : "Screwed up in actual Gmat (....)"
I have written quite a lot about my preparation and scores in the diff. practice tests i took.
Probably u can have a look and see if we did some mistakes, in common !

Nobody has replied to me as of now ; Lets see what people have to say .
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05 Aug 2008, 10:55
Ive had a similiar test experience. No one seems to know my case too... Whats happening... I was scoring in the 750+ range. Actual test score was 620. ( 48,27)
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06 Aug 2008, 03:00
Really appreciate since there is little advice given
Anyway, i'm thinking of retaking in a month the test.
My goal is to strengthen the Q for a 50 score and try to hit at least 38 in V.
We can exchange tips for the verbal section. Will post useful info here if i find it somewhere else in the forum or in others websites.
Keep the faith!
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06 Aug 2008, 07:13
One thing you might want to look at is your endurance. When the Quant is very high and the verbal is very low, look at the endurance for the test.

When you practiced, did you do the AWA also? That 60 minutes of thinking and analysis is a big factor in draining you. It's like training for a marathon and then adding on 33% of the distance to it. If you do only Quant and Verbal in all of your practice tests, that should take about 2.5 hours or so (75 min x 2), but if you add 60 minutes for the AWA, 60 minutes is a huge percentage of 2.5 hours, so your endurance must be up to par to handle 4 hours (adding in two 10-minute breaks) of intense focus. My first thought is of endurance when someone scores Q47+ and less than 35 on the verbal. The person is obviously very capable, but didn't perform on that particular day. Unfortunately, that's the day that gets recorded.

I scored higher on test prep stuff with MGMAT, Barons, 800Score.com, but I don't count those scores because I didnt' do any AWA with those so it wasn't testing conditions.

What time of day did you take your exam? People think best in the morning. If you took it in the morning, did you eat breakfast before you took it? Eating breakfast gives our body fuel and that helps us think better. If you took it in the afternoon, did you eat a big lunch before? Digesting food can make us sleepy and make it much harder to focus. Lack of breakfast can make us hungry and thus harder to focus when we're hungry.

These are my thoughts. I hope they help you regroup and take it again to get the score you all deserve.
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06 Aug 2008, 07:30
jallenmorris wrote:
One thing you might want to look at is your endurance. When the Quant is very high and the verbal is very low, look at the endurance for the test.

When you practiced, did you do the AWA also? That 60 minutes of thinking and analysis is a big factor in draining you. It's like training for a marathon and then adding on 33% of the distance to it. If you do only Quant and Verbal in all of your practice tests, that should take about 2.5 hours or so (75 min x 2), but if you add 60 minutes for the AWA, 60 minutes is a huge percentage of 2.5 hours, so your endurance must be up to par to handle 4 hours (adding in two 10-minute breaks) of intense focus. My first thought is of endurance when someone scores Q47+ and less than 35 on the verbal. The person is obviously very capable, but didn't perform on that particular day. Unfortunately, that's the day that gets recorded.

I scored higher on test prep stuff with MGMAT, Barons, 800Score.com, but I don't count those scores because I didnt' do any AWA with those so it wasn't testing conditions.

What time of day did you take your exam? People think best in the morning. If you took it in the morning, did you eat breakfast before you took it? Eating breakfast gives our body fuel and that helps us think better. If you took it in the afternoon, did you eat a big lunch before? Digesting food can make us sleepy and make it much harder to focus. Lack of breakfast can make us hungry and thus harder to focus when we're hungry.

These are my thoughts. I hope they help you regroup and take it again to get the score you all deserve.

Thank you very much for your thoughts, jallen!!
I took it in the morning. But what hits me was i felt really confident since i felt good during the Q section (i was waiting at least 49-50). So maybe i was overconfident and that led me to be less rigorous with the V section. Yet i didn't notice it was easier, so i inferred i was having a decent Verbal score! I even thought the GMAC algo software had a bug when i saw the score
Okay but you are absolutely correct for teh complete process though. I didn't take any of the AWA during my CAT tests because i was short of prep time.
I have already taken an appointment for early September. I will begin to work essentially on the verbal begining this week-end (85 % of my prep) and the challenges for the Quant part.
To be continued.
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06 Aug 2008, 14:15
Poullo wrote:
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I'm so saddened by my score on the verbal!!
Even when practising CATs, my lower score was 31. I was scoring consistenly between 35 and 40.
I was hoping to limit the damage by having 38 in Verbal but 27 i'm devastated!

I had the same problem on verbal; was scoring 39-40 on CATs and scored 34 in the real thing. Still don't understand how this happened.
Anyway, good luck on the retake.
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07 Aug 2008, 00:52
Poullo wrote:
:(
I'm so saddened by my score on the verbal!!
Even when practising CATs, my lower score was 31. I was scoring consistenly between 35 and 40.
I was hoping to limit the damage by having 38 in Verbal but 27 i'm devastated!

I had the same problem on verbal; was scoring 39-40 on CATs and scored 34 in the real thing. Still don't understand how this happened.
Anyway, good luck on the retake.

Thank you and good luck to you also.
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