First of all, I wish I knew this blog existed weeks ago. This is a great service.
Okay, so my story:
After taking the Kaplan course
and studying nonstop for two weeks I took the GMAT just before the New Year and got a 660 (44-Q and 37-V). I concluded that I did the best that I could on that day, but didn't give myself enough time prepare to get over a 700. Before my first test date I completed about 2/3 of the problems in the Official Guide.
After Jan 1st I completely shut out everything and everyone and did all 1500 problems in the Official Guide book and reviewed nearly half again. I scored over 650 on Kaplan
Tests and over 750 on ETS tests..(I should have scored 800 right, after doing so many problems.) I also worked with a tutor for a couple of hours.
I just re-took the test this morning. Last night I woke up at 3:30 am and couldn't fall back asleep. Around 5:30 am I just figured I might as well wake up. I was feeling ready and actually excited to take the test. Not once did I think the lack of sleep might affect my score.
Well, the test started and I just sort of froze in the first ten minutes. I worked through and finished on time but I didn't have a good feeling.
Everyone says they feel like they didn't do well during the test, so I didn't even think to cancel my scores.
BUT I GOT A 570!!!! Worse than my first score.
Obviously I am going to take the test again because I want to go to one of the top 3 B-Schools. But when? Should I just take it again in a couple of weeks or put it off compeletely? I'm not going to be applying for another 1 - 2 years. Also, does it look bad that I didn't get it right the second time?
Thanks for reading. I would really appreciate some advice.