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I'm confused!!!! [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2005, 09:53
Hello ppl,

Well i have been following this forum as a silent member till now. I recently gave my GMAT and i got a horrible score of 590. So the question is why am i confused with this score?? well here is the reason: IN my practice tests:

GMAT prep1 720 ( q49,v40)
GMAT prep2 710 (q49,v38)
Powerprep 1 730
Powerpre 2 720
Kaplan diagnostic 99%
Kaplan exam 1 660
Kaplan exam 2 650

So seeing a decent consistency I thot I was prepared and i was sure to be in the vicinity but surprisingly i got screwed!! I got a 45 in quant and a 23 in verbal i really dont know how and Y. I would appreciate if anyone could help me prepare in a different manner for my next attempt...
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2005, 12:52
Were you really nervous on test day? Did your timing get messed up? Were you tired from not having slept or hungry from not having eaten or something along those lines? Sometimes it's possible to just have a "bad day".

It sounds from your practice scores like you have the skills and knowledge to do very well on both sections of the test. If I were you I'd review my error logs, run through some more practice problems, and schedule another attempt.
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Re: I'm confused!!!! [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2005, 17:39
adonis7881 wrote:
Hello ppl,

Well i have been following this forum as a silent member till now. I recently gave my GMAT and i got a horrible score of 590. So the question is why am i confused with this score?? well here is the reason: IN my practice tests:

GMAT prep1 720 ( q49,v40)
GMAT prep2 710 (q49,v38)
Powerprep 1 730
Powerpre 2 720
Kaplan diagnostic 99%
Kaplan exam 1 660
Kaplan exam 2 650

So seeing a decent consistency I thot I was prepared and i was sure to be in the vicinity but surprisingly i got screwed!! I got a 45 in quant and a 23 in verbal i really dont know how and Y. I would appreciate if anyone could help me prepare in a different manner for my next attempt...


Wouldn't sweat it. This stuff can happen to people with the best skills. As coffeelover said it can be attributable to not having a good night's sleep or just bad luck. Hang tough!
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2005, 17:55
Maybe it was just a bad day or something other than your Math or Verbal skills that caused this. Just figure that out and fix it. I am sure, you'll rock next time!

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2005, 18:17
How did you feel on the test? Did you feel that you weren't prepared for the type of questions on the test? Or did you feel that you were doing all the right things and shocked by the score?
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same experience [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2005, 21:27
Adonis,
I had a very similar experience. I don't know what it is and honestly I am a little freaked out because I did not see it coming. Like I felt like I was doing very well through out the test and come to find out that I did not score as high as I expected. I was scoring between 670 and 700 on the Kaplan and Powerprep. I scored 640 on the actual. It's not the overall score but my performance on each section that I am confused about. Quant, where I usually have no trouble, I got 61% while verbal which I usually am weak in I got 85%. I sympathize and would like to see if you relate.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2005, 07:42
I had a similar experience on GMAT.

I didn't have more than 5 hours sleep for four days before the day I appeared on GMAT. I had really hectic time ...

I started well...on essays and scored well on math...by the time I reached verbal section I started feeling tired, my eyes were having difficulty reading text on screen and couldn't answer any question correctly.

Have patience. I am giving GMAT again and will fight back.

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2005, 18:03
Thank you all for you support...

but to address certain questions, I was feeling perfectly well i had a wonderful sleep the previous night, I wasn't anxious, but i did have a bit of anxiety just before the test but i guess that is normal, the only this is that I was a bit tired in the verbal section and i thought i was getting a headache but nothing i could not handle...

my temporary plan is to sit thru full length tests at least 3 per week to get me accustomed to sitting and focusing without any breaks.

If anyone has other suggestions, i woud be glad to hear them.
Also, I would appreciate suggestions regarding any extra material I should go thru for verbal...

thanks all once again

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2005, 20:17
If SC is giving you problems, the Manhattan GMAT SC Guide may be able help you fine tune your skills. I go over the idioms every night; this guide has been my SC bible!

http://www.manhattangmat.com/StoreItemS ... ?ItemID=18
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 04:48
with you ans it seems that you just had a Bad Day ....

still some more Qus.

Hope you have taken the PP and GP before the OG.

You can try the kap800 and LSAT material for CR and RC.
Also, make sure that you understood all the right and wrong choices for SC from OG.
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