I have been reading this website a liitle bit recently but yesterday decided to join as I was feeling very disappointed after my first GMAT attempt.
Wanted to know if anyone has any advice or similar experiences in feeling very tired, nervous and totally losing concentration on the latter part of the test?
Basically if i start from the beginning, I put in some serious hours studying the OG and took the Kaplan course
(a bit of a waste in my opinion) and thought I was on the way to doing pretty well after scoring 650 and 720 on the Powerpreb exams.
On the test day I was pretty relaxed but also anxious and managed ok on the essays part. Got a little flustered towards the end of Math and had to guess the last 3 problems due to lack of time. Anyway apart from RC i was pretty confident about Analytical part of the exam as had been scoring pretty well in both Powerprep and Kaplan
tests. I did ok on the first two SC questions but then got a really difficult science passage and started feeling really tired and losing concentration and having to re-read things. I just felt that it was not going in at all. This led to me getting really nervous about time and what I now know a series of mistakes. I got a scaled score of 31 for analytical part which was lower than my diagnostic which is pretty crazy and disappointing.
I have rescheduled for a month from now but feel like my confidence has really deminished. I really need a 670 or higher score which i thought was attainable but need to re-think my strategy. Any tips or stories on how you guys dealt with tierdness and anxiety towards the latter part of the test. Any good advice on strategy? I just ordered the OG 11
so going to go through concepts on that as I heard they were good.
Thanks and I think this site is great and inspirational!!!!