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My GMAT Journey! [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 03:48
So, once bitten, Twice shy!!
I took my GMAT on Sept 1st, and got a score of 640/6.0. Now, I cannot rest in peace until I tame this beast called "GMAT". So here's a log of what I'm going to do until the next G-Day. I am sure I can do it this time!
Some of my plans:
1) I'm not going to book a test day, until I am going to cross the 7xx mark consistently on all my practice tests.

2) I'm going to diligently read the suggestions and plans of the experts here and work out a plan for myself.

But before I could think of more, I now want a break for at least a week more. I shall keep updating this space often. Please Clubbers, your suggestions and help is appreciated!

Thanks so much!
P.S. : This is a log of sorts for me!
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Re: My GMAT Journey! [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 05:28
bullzeye wrote:
So, once bitten, Twice shy!!
I took my GMAT on Sept 1st, and got a score of 640/6.0. Now, I cannot rest in peace until I tame this beast called "GMAT". So here's a log of what I'm going to do until the next G-Day. I am sure I can do it this time!
Some of my plans:
1) I'm not going to book a test day, until I am going to cross the 7xx mark consistently on all my practice tests.
that is good idead
2) I'm going to diligently read the suggestions and plans of the experts here and work out a plan for myself.
yes, but be sure to use the suggested materials like OG12, MGMAT, Powerscore etc. those are very important
But before I could think of more, I now want a break for at least a week more. I shall keep updating this space often. Please Clubbers, your suggestions and help is appreciated!

Thanks so much!
P.S. : This is a log of sorts for me!

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Re: My GMAT Journey! [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 05:31
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Depending on your breakout you may want to go back and brush up on your basics. Kahn Academy is a decent place for this (free online videos). Also try to be very consistent in your habits. If you can allocate two hours a day for two months you will be fine.
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Re: My GMAT Journey! [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 06:11
Good luck mate and keep all of us updated about your GMAT journey.
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Re: My GMAT Journey! [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 07:45
bullzeye wrote:
So, once bitten, Twice shy!!
I took my GMAT on Sept 1st, and got a score of 640/6.0. Now, I cannot rest in peace until I tame this beast called "GMAT". So here's a log of what I'm going to do until the next G-Day. I am sure I can do it this time!
Some of my plans:
1) I'm not going to book a test day, until I am going to cross the 7xx mark consistently on all my practice tests.

2) I'm going to diligently read the suggestions and plans of the experts here and work out a plan for myself.

But before I could think of more, I now want a break for at least a week more. I shall keep updating this space often. Please Clubbers, your suggestions and help is appreciated!

Thanks so much!
P.S. : This is a log of sorts for me!

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Re: My GMAT Journey! [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 08:13
did you come up with a plan yet? i would follow the sticky bb made gmat-study-plan-for-gmat-novices-start-your-gmat-journey-80727.html
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Re: My GMAT Journey! [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 06:47
Yes guys! Thanks all for your suggestions!
@shaselai: As I have already given it once, should I still look into that or should I look into retaking strategies?
As a second thought an analysis of my GMAT is as follows:
My break up was 640(Q-47, V-31)/6.0. So I should concentrate more on Verbal. And also in the real test I felt that Quants were much easier than all those questions I had ever come across, put together all these forums and any other books. It was just basics! Or atleast that's what I felt! And that was one of the reasons I bombed the Verbal. I thought my performance was pathetic and so I was getting easier questions! Please I lost track of time during the break and took a 10 min break. So all that led to irritation and frustration.. :-( Attempted few verbal questions really very very well. In fact I faced a bold-faced CR question right thru 5th or 6th question and then came the bomb in the form of an RC! Then I was blank for the rest of the test! I wasn't confident with any of my answers! And after a point I wanted this to end! So clicked the last few answers away with just brushing thru the questions.
So, my analysis is: I should concentrate better on nailing the verbal more than anything.
Question to you guys:
Any specific study plan for the Verbal section???
Any other analysis results???
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Re: My GMAT Journey! [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 08:31
So yes,
After a brief hiatus...
I'm currently going thru the study plans outlined here. After that I plan to figure out my schedule. Currently I'm on a 12 hr/day work schedule. So I do not want to burn myself out. It's going to do more damage than good. So let me play safe. I am sure about the fact that this time, I am going to go slow and steady. I have more stakes this time..
I would like to get strong in some days as my work schedule would reduce to 9 hr/day.

What say folks? Suggestions? Stress management tips???
Re: My GMAT Journey!   [#permalink] 15 Sep 2010, 08:31
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