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My Journey from 590 to....560

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My Journey from 590 to....560 [#permalink] New post 10 May 2008, 13:48
Hey all,

I'm 24, full time great job, 2.7 undergrad is a big ball and chain on me so I wanted to do well on the GMAT.
I took Kaplans GMAT diagnostic in mid feb walked in without looking at anything, scored 590. Took their 9 week class, it was not great but I thought I was learning. Studied after work for 2-3 hours per night from last february up until yesterday, mainly doing practice problems and practice tests throughout. I know I could have taken better notes, and evaluated my missed problems more...that much is clear to me, but I really thought with this much practice a score increase of only 50-60 points would be reasonable with just a lot of practice. Scores on practice were not great, 580-630 range. My goal originally was in the 640-660 range, though scoring in the 700 felt acheivable after starting with a 590 on my base. Took the test today, 560, 55 percentile on both sections, 55 percentile overall. I really felt confidant throughout the test, unlike on my practice exams where I did some guessing. I'm crushed, I am trying to get into sports management at ASU or Indiana, both only accept 15 people per year and I need around 650 to compensate for bad undergard. Any links to someones guide on how they studied to improve their score...I think I'm going to take it again next month (though I'm finding it hard to drag myself back into these books).
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Re: My Journey from 590 to....560 [#permalink] New post 10 May 2008, 15:05
negative knowledge is lame. hit up the OG :boxer2 .
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Re: My Journey from 590 to....560 [#permalink] New post 10 May 2008, 23:29
Don't get discouraged. Try doing problems out of the OG11, taking plenty of practice CATs, and participating on the math and verbal forums. One luxury you have is you're only 24, so it's not like it's do or die this year. Here's a link to my write-up if you want to see how I studied. There's a summary at the end if you don't want to read the long version.
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Re: My Journey from 590 to....560   [#permalink] 10 May 2008, 23:29
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