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need some inspiration. [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2003, 00:44
hey everone. first off the admin group for this needs a special pat on the back. this website is awesome and the forum has been very helpful.

ok so here is my deal. i have been studying for the last two months from the OG and the Kaplans material. i have another month to go on until my test. so far i have scored a (710 diagnostic) a 560, 650 and 620 on my Kaplans tests. is it reasonable to conclude that my score will be better on the real thing? also the verbal section is such a bummer in the Kaplans tests. is the real thing any easier? is time management similar/easier on the real tests than Kaplans?

also does anyone have any effecttive tips on preparing for the essay section?

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Approx [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2003, 05:38
hey stone,

First of all, I have not taken my GMAT yet, but I have taken the kaplan practices, and from what I hear they are a bit tougher than the real thing. From what I have heard, people scoring in your range on Kaplan get about 700-750 on test day (of course, this is an approx) Just go into that thing with confidence and tear it up!
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thanks man. [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2003, 10:47
hey man.
thanks for the word of advice. makes me feel a little better when i hear about other people in similar situations.
how u doing on speed for the Kaplans?

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Re: thanks man. [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2003, 11:46
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hey man.
thanks for the word of advice. makes me feel a little better when i hear about other people in similar situations.
how u doing on speed for the Kaplans?

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Speed is OK, I like to do each PS two ways to make sure - so that adds a few extra seconds, but Its better than missing an easy one due to a stupid error. (i.e. if I divide 1452 by 3 and get 484, I do 484 * 3 real quick to make sure i get 1452). So time is ok. A great method was explained to me on this site, to check your time after #12, #25 and with about 5 questions left. This way you stay on track, but dont harp about it after every question. After a few tests you relaly get a feel - and if you develop that "feel" with Kaplan, then you should have a much easier time on the real GMAT. Definitely get the official guide and do as many problems as poss. - not to rush through them, but rather to do as many as you can, and really understand the ones you get wrong, and even those you got right but werent 100% about. In reality, who cares if you got 300 on every practice test you take, if you learned from each of them and bang out a 700 or more on the real deal, then you're a success!

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