i'd like to get a 700 to maximize my chances of getting into the best local business school (Stern) but am not sure that is attainable this go-around.
I scored 760 on GMAT Prep 1 the first time I tried it (prior to any studying at all) and since then can't even get out of the 500s in MGMAT CATs. The very high GMATPrep1 score, months ago, really gave me a false high confidence and only really studying for a couple of weeks in the meantime.
If I score below 650 I'm positive I will be signing up for another go, and using this forum and an actual study plan.
For the last month or so I've been going through chapters in the MGMAT books
and I am able to complete the practice problems but when i do the MGMAT test it is like I've never seen the material before. Definitely practice would have improved this (because I forget the "tricks" I learned 2 weeks prior and did 20 samples for), so I am confident that if I were to have applied myself better I would be in a much better position right now. It is too late to reschedule without forfeiting the fee, so I will take it (not giving up on it either), and not hesitate to sign up again for 4-5 months away from now and apply myself more now that I will have seen what happens when I don't.
Will need to add integrated reasoning to my repertoire as well.