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need genuine advise please [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2009, 04:51
just need some genuine and realistic advise....these are my scores and attempts so far......

1st attempt (08)--530 (Q-48 V-16)
2nd attempt (08)--570 (Q-47 V-24)
3rd attempt (09)--580 (Q-47 V-25)

my target schools are duke emory yale chicago...............should i go for next attempt or drop the MBA plan altogether..

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Re: need genuine advise please [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2009, 05:05
ssgmat wrote:
just need some genuine and realistic advise....these are my scores and attempts so far......

1st attempt (08)--530 (Q-48 V-16)
2nd attempt (08)--570 (Q-47 V-24)
3rd attempt (09)--580 (Q-47 V-25)

my target schools are duke emory yale chicago...............should i go for next attempt or drop the MBA plan altogether..

Best,
ssgmat


Hi ssgmat,

With verbal scores that low and quant scores that high, you definitely have a LOT of room to improve with.

Were you scoring the same on your practice and diagnostic tests? What materials did you use? Do you know what parts of the verbal section are killing your score?

I was pretty much in the same position you're in (high quant, low verbal), but managed to bump up from a 610 to a 710 (first diagnostic test was 540).

Provide us with more details and we can help you come up with an action plan. Your goal is practical.
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Re: need genuine advise please [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2009, 05:12
thanks buddy

i used GMATPREP exhaustively for my third attempt understanding the logic for all the questions and was pretty much confident.....but really dont know wot happend

i did take gmatprep many a times

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But really dont know why this same thing is happening man....

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Re: need genuine advise please [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2009, 06:24
How were you scoring on the verbal section in GMATPrep? Was it in line with your actual scores?

Do you know which parts of verbal you're struggling with (idioms, SC, RC, CR, etc.)?
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Re: need genuine advise please [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2009, 19:32
the problem with using gmatprep more than twice is that 1) it will repeat many of the same questions as you've already seen, 2) they don't give you explanations of why you got the problem wrong.

you should consider purchasing some other practice CAT tests. i used several of the manhattan gmat tests (MGMAT), which i found very helpful. you can get 6 free CAT tests if you purchase one of their subject books for about $20.
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Re: need genuine advise please [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2009, 19:37
Honestly, If you can concentrate on Verbal and if you could pull a 30, you will end-up with a decent score.
So, I would recommend you to give one more shot at GMAT.
But this time do ur preparation completely different than you had already done.
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Re: need genuine advise please [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2009, 06:54
thanks guys for all your kind words....i have decided to take another shot....but with full on prep....planing to join some coaching....

ny suggestions on that ......i m currently based out of india

btw i think i was pretty much ok with all the parts of verbal...i am still under confusion as to what happen...

any advise on the best study plan for me guys most welcome

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Re: need genuine advise please [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2009, 07:34
btw i want to update you guys that in all my attempts my AWA scores were 5.5,6,5.5 respectively....... :lol: .. :evil: ........well this is so funny... :-D ....so i think i am fine with the language......

GMAT can be really funny at times!

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Re: need genuine advise please [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2009, 09:11
That's very encouraging or indeed a very good thing that you are comfortable with V.
Then I guess all you need is to manage your nerves, I bet.
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