So I discovered this forum a couple weeks ago and decided to join after reading everyone's inspiring stories and seeing all the help everyone has offered.
I took a GMAT prep class in March through PR and was planning on taking the test in June but then finals, projects, graduation was right around the corner... so till now I still haven't taken it, which I kind of regretted for a while but now I don't because if I had taken it then, I would have gotten a score I would be really disappointed with. Throughout the 2 month class I only had time to take 2 of the PR tests (it was the last quarter of my senior yr of college!!) and scored 560 the first time and then 3 weeks into the class took another one and got 580
. I started working about 2 weeks after graduation so I didn't really get a break after that and was not prepared enough take a test.
I was really inspired by some of the stories on here about over 100 points jump, which is what I am hoping to achieve. But I know that barely ever happens so I am really just trying to see everyone's opinion on how realistic it is for me to get a 680+.. 700 on the real GMAT. I am targetting early December to take the test so that gives me about 4 months. I am currently working at a bank around Silicon Valley (San Jose area) 40 hours a week and I may or may not continue that after September while I study.. thoughts? I really do want to take it in December because I am hoping to take the LSAT in June of next year so I want to start studying in January (because I know nothing about it as of now...) after the new year.
I am really interested in doing a JD/MBA program in the next couple of years (maybe start fall 2011) so I want to get the studying and testing done in case I have to retake the tests (hopefully not, fingers crossed!!)
I have read a lot of the study plans on here... and the most important thing I took from it was practice, practice, practice... from the OG where there are real GMAT questions. I will probably go through the PR manual I got from class, do OG practice problems and then take GMATprep and MGMAT tests to gauge where my weaknesses are and really target those areas. Iis this enough What else should I be doing?
So basically I jsut wanted to see if anyone had any advice, study plans or opinion to offer me and if my plans are realistic.