After almost 2 months of hard preparation (maybe not hard enough), I have increased my score only 100 points!!! I scheduled the 3rd attempt on 30th May!
GUYS, I am a bit lost though, I don’t know where to start with all I have!
I was able to increase my verbal significantly, thanks to Manhatten SC and Powerscore SC especially. CR became at the end also relatively easy. However, I somehow managed to ignore RC almost completely as I thought I would anyway not improve much, so I didn’t almost do RC at all, I have been always afraid of this section!
As for Quant, it is really disappointing as I managed only to improve little after all the QUANT books and exercises! I have no idea why though, as I have been quite confident with math since high school…
Guys, please help me out here, the 3rd attempt is going to be my last chance before the school deadline (I have obtained an conditional offer on GMAT from the school and I need to obtain at least 650+ to get the full offer!! Of course 700+would be better and it is also my target)
[b]I APPRECIATE YOUR HELP!
Before the first attempt, I have only used Kaplan Premier
with about 2 week’s preparation as I totally underestimated the evil GMAT; as a result I got a 480 low score!
Thanks for the amazing resources and posts here in the forum, I realized I got to take it seriously and bought following books
• All manhatten 8 books plus manhatten companion (RC book didn’t finish)
• Powerscore SC
• Powerscore CR
bible * (didn’t use yet as I thought manhatten CR was sufficient)
• OG 12
(went through everything except RC part)
• OG verbal
review * (RC skipped too)
• OG Quant
review * (didn’t use it yet)
• The Princeton Review
* (didn’t touch as I read its not good)Score History:
• 1st official attempt: 480 (Q 39, V 18), in Jan 2011
• Manhatten CAT1: 590 (Q 45, V27)
• Manhatten CAT2: 600 (Q 41, V32)
• Manhatten CAT3: 640 (Q 43, V34)
• GMAT Prep 1: 670 (Q47, V35)
• Manhatten CAT4: 600 (Q 40, V33)
• Manhatten CAT5:590 (Q 38, V34)
• GMAT prep 2: 560 (Q42, V26)
• 2nd official attempt: 580 (Q 40, V30), in April 2011Available Resource not yet used[/b]
o OG QUANT
o Manhatten Question Banks
o Manhatten RC
o OG 12
o OG Verbal
o Powerscore CR
o Manhatten question banksCATs + excercises not yet used
• Manhatten 6th Cat
• GMAT club Tests
• GMAT prep excercises
• 2 Kaplan
• 2 Priceton CATs
My plan is to review all the books i went through and try to master the concepts and the do lots of exercises!
Also, I would like to start reading the books I didn’t use initially, for example Powerscore CR
, even though I am quite comfortable with CR but for harder problems I am still weak I think.
As for RC, I don’t know how much actually I could improve by reading the manhatten RC book and doing exercise but I guess I can’t just pretend RC doesn’t exist. I really hate this part, don’t even want to attack it! Any advice on RC? So this is my plan for next 30 days! Please let me know what do you guys think! THANK YOU!
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