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My GMAT self study experience [#permalink]

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16 Jul 2007, 09:21
For a total of 3 months, I decided to self study for the GMATs full time

Books I've Used
Manhattan GMAT: Sentence Correction
Manhattan GMAT: Word Translations
Manhattan GMAT: Number Properties
KAPLAN: GMAT 800
GMAT Orange book
GMAT Purple Verbal book
GMAT Green Quantitative book
Project GMAT
The Kaplan student book that is given out to students who enroll in the course (Got it free from my friend who works there)

Practice Test 1: (Manhattan GMAT)
45 Q / 30 V / 610

Practice Test 2: (Manhattan GMAT)
42 Q / 33 V / 620

Practice Test 3: (Manhattan GMAT)
44 Q / 34 V / 640

Practice Test 4: (GMATPrep sofware)
44 Q / 34 V / 640

Practice Test 5: (Manhattan GMAT)
37 Q / 34 V / 590

Practice Test 6: (Manhattan GMAT)
44 Q / 34 V / 640

Practice Test 7: (Manhattan GMAT)
45 Q / 34 V / 640

Practice Test 8: (GMATPrep software)
44 Q / 32 V / 620

What was aggravating about the test was that whenever I did well in one part of the test, I won't do well on the rest of the exam. I also was bad with time management. Sometimes I'd finish with 30 minutes left in the verbal and the quantitative section. I'd have to slow down. I finally paced myself correctly on the last 2 practice tests.

FINAL SCORE
48 Q / 35 V /680

Everything I've worked on finally clicked on exam day.
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16 Jul 2007, 09:55
Good job Gatorfuel. Where are you applying?
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16 Jul 2007, 10:19
I don't know yet. That's what I'm going to figure out now.
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16 Jul 2007, 10:45
good job
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16 Jul 2007, 14:42
That is a LOT of practice and hard work mate. Well done and well deserved.

gatorfuel wrote:
For a total of 3 months, I decided to self study for the GMATs full time

Books I've Used
Manhattan GMAT: Sentence Correction
Manhattan GMAT: Word Translations
Manhattan GMAT: Number Properties
KAPLAN: GMAT 800
GMAT Orange book
GMAT Purple Verbal book
GMAT Green Quantitative book
Project GMAT
The Kaplan student book that is given out to students who enroll in the course (Got it free from my friend who works there)

Practice Test 1: (Manhattan GMAT)
45 Q / 30 V / 610

Practice Test 2: (Manhattan GMAT)
42 Q / 33 V / 620

Practice Test 3: (Manhattan GMAT)
44 Q / 34 V / 640

Practice Test 4: (GMATPrep sofware)
44 Q / 34 V / 640

Practice Test 5: (Manhattan GMAT)
37 Q / 34 V / 590

Practice Test 6: (Manhattan GMAT)
44 Q / 34 V / 640

Practice Test 7: (Manhattan GMAT)
45 Q / 34 V / 640

Practice Test 8: (GMATPrep software)
44 Q / 32 V / 620

What was aggravating about the test was that whenever I did well in one part of the test, I won't do well on the rest of the exam. I also was bad with time management. Sometimes I'd finish with 30 minutes left in the verbal and the quantitative section. I'd have to slow down. I finally paced myself correctly on the last 2 practice tests.

FINAL SCORE
48 Q / 35 V /680

Everything I've worked on finally clicked on exam day.
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17 Jul 2007, 08:01
Congrats! Must be great to be done!
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25 Jul 2007, 19:28
You MGMAT CAT Math Scores are same as GMAtPrep, I took MGMAT cat and found math very hard at times.. I wonder whether you noticed he difference also..
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26 Jul 2007, 08:53
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You MGMAT CAT Math Scores are same as GMAtPrep, I took MGMAT cat and found math very hard at times.. I wonder whether you noticed he difference also..

I found MGMAT math questions to be much more difficult than GMATPrep as well. In fact, my scores in math on MGMAT scores are almost 10 points lower than MGMAT!

I think it's good practice though...better to practice the hard stuff than try and figure it out on test day!
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27 Jul 2007, 05:32
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You MGMAT CAT Math Scores are same as GMAtPrep, I took MGMAT cat and found math very hard at times.. I wonder whether you noticed he difference also..

I found MGMAT math questions to be much more difficult than GMATPrep as well. In fact, my scores in math on MGMAT scores are almost 10 points lower than MGMAT!

I think it's good practice though...better to practice the hard stuff than try and figure it out on test day!

I bought MGMAT's question banks and found the math to be super hard, especially when you're under pressure. Majority of questions were asked in Number Theory form.
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11 Aug 2007, 22:02
a3d wrote:
You MGMAT CAT Math Scores are same as GMAtPrep, I took MGMAT cat and found math very hard at times.. I wonder whether you noticed he difference also..

when I took the GMAT lol

i'm like...wait...is this easy? did i screw up this quant section badly?
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12 Aug 2007, 01:13
haha, congrats! same here, math was extremely easy on the real GMAT for some reason...
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13 Aug 2007, 05:39
u guys r exactly right. I just felt that math questions were way 2 easier on the gmat that I had expected them 2 b. Because they felt so easy I felt throughout the exam that I was not doin well so wud end up with a bad score!!!!!!
math easier in gmat   [#permalink] 13 Aug 2007, 05:39
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