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My experience: 760 - Q50 - V42

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My experience: 760 - Q50 - V42 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2008, 08:54
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I was really surprised when the 760 came out! In particular for the verbal part, which I had never scored highr than 37.
I bought a lot of material and I alwas scored below 700, except for the official GMAT Prep, which I scored:
710
720
730 (2nd time I test)
700 (2nd time II test)
I always scored about 50 in the Q part, but always low in the verbal part.

I want to give you two advices:

1) Do the GMAT Prep a lot of times!!! The second time I did it, 80% of the questions were new, and most of these are very similar in structure as the actual GMAT (clearly you have to abstract a little bit in order to see similarities). Also do a lot of material of the official book, especially for the verbal section (Quant is too simple). I did not have the time, but I would reccoment to do each test 3 or 4 time, so plan it in advance!

2) Schedule the test in the afternoon, and sleep till late in the morning: I am not joking! This will dramatically improve especially your verbal part. All the tests that I did I was tired for long jobs hour, etc. Als do not forget to drink a coffe before begining, DO all the breaks with the maximum time, and eat some sweet in the breaks. Remember: verbal part is 50% concentration

Bye!!
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Re: My experience: 760 - Q50 - V42 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2008, 09:00
Congrats on an awesome score C.

Good luck for the future.
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Re: My experience: 760 - Q50 - V42 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2008, 09:32
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I was really surprised when the 760 came out! In particular for the verbal part, which I had never scored highr than 37.
I bought a lot of material and I alwas scored below 700, except for the official GMAT Prep, which I scored:
710
720
730 (2nd time I test)
700 (2nd time II test)
I always scored about 50 in the Q part, but always low in the verbal part.

I want to give you two advices:

1) Do the GMAT Prep a lot of times!!! The second time I did it, 80% of the questions were new, and most of these are very similar in structure as the actual GMAT (clearly you have to abstract a little bit in order to see similarities). Also do a lot of material of the official book, especially for the verbal section (Quant is too simple). I did not have the time, but I would reccoment to do each test 3 or 4 time, so plan it in advance!

2) Schedule the test in the afternoon, and sleep till late in the morning: I am not joking! This will dramatically improve especially your verbal part. All the tests that I did I was tired for long jobs hour, etc. Als do not forget to drink a coffe before begining, DO all the breaks with the maximum time, and eat some sweet in the breaks. Remember: verbal part is 50% concentration

Bye!!
C.

very true. :x
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Re: My experience: 760 - Q50 - V42 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2008, 09:58
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completely approve!

Verbal part is the one you receive the most scores for. And you have it in the end, after 2,5 hours of brainwork. You must leave some resources for that. Sleep and coffee will work. Someone also mentioned sex on the previous day! :)
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Re: My experience: 760 - Q50 - V42 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2008, 10:37
That sucks, because every center within 30 miles of me only offers 8am tests :(

congrats on the score.
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Re: My experience: 760 - Q50 - V42 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2008, 11:21
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Congrats!!!

Were GMATprep the only CAT software you tried?
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Re: My experience: 760 - Q50 - V42 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2008, 15:18
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Did you uninstall and reinstall GMATPREP software after taking 2 tests each time or what?

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Re: My experience: 760 - Q50 - V42 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2008, 16:10
christian79 wrote:
2) Schedule the test in the afternoon, and sleep till late in the morning: I am not joking!
C.

So true in my case. I had at 8 am . And royally screwed my test.
Congrats for excellent score.
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Re: My experience: 760 - Q50 - V42 [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2008, 08:38
any suggestions for RC specifically? i seem to lose concentration going through those long passages.. feel like i have ADD! :)
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Re: My experience: 760 - Q50 - V42 [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2008, 02:48
First of all, focus on the shorter passages. Longer passages were used in the old paper-based GMAT. In the current GMAT, they are much shorter. If you have the OG book, the last ones are quite similar to the actual test.
As a suggestion, maybe it sounds obvious, but not rad the following sentence if you have not understood the previous one. You do not need to understand everything, but you need at least to understand what was the context and the meaning of that sentence.
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Re: My experience: 760 - Q50 - V42 [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2008, 03:22
Congrats!That's a great score!Thanks for the tips!Cheers
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Re: My experience: 760 - Q50 - V42 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2008, 00:43
christian79 wrote:
I was really surprised when the 760 came out! In particular for the verbal part, which I had never scored highr than 37.
I bought a lot of material and I alwas scored below 700, except for the official GMAT Prep, which I scored:
710
720
730 (2nd time I test)
700 (2nd time II test)
I always scored about 50 in the Q part, but always low in the verbal part.

I want to give you two advices:

1) Do the GMAT Prep a lot of times!!! The second time I did it, 80% of the questions were new, and most of these are very similar in structure as the actual GMAT (clearly you have to abstract a little bit in order to see similarities). Also do a lot of material of the official book, especially for the verbal section (Quant is too simple). I did not have the time, but I would reccoment to do each test 3 or 4 time, so plan it in advance!

2) Schedule the test in the afternoon, and sleep till late in the morning: I am not joking! This will dramatically improve especially your verbal part. All the tests that I did I was tired for long jobs hour, etc. Als do not forget to drink a coffe before begining, DO all the breaks with the maximum time, and eat some sweet in the breaks. Remember: verbal part is 50% concentration

Bye!!
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