Hello there guys.
After some prep, I decided to attempt a test with the official GMATprep software. I kept it as realistic as possible, except for the fact that I didn't do the AWA, as I haven't even read what it's about.
But the rest was very similiar to what i think the actual exam will be like: I timed my break, used the Manhattan GMAT test simulation booklet
and marker, and tried to manage my time properly.
RESULT: 760, Q50, V41 (GMATprep practice test 2)
1st question: How do the separate Q and V scores scale? because 41 looks A LOT lower than 50, but I don't know if they scale the same way.
2nd question: I read around that the verbal section is changing, especially the SC part (no idioms, more meaning), and a lot of people seems to have reported consistely lower scores in the verbal section in the actual GMAT compared to the prep tests - Is there any material i can find to improve my Verbal performanceas it seems to be my weak spot (especially SC)? or is it all outdated?
3rd question: the AWA - how much time do you think I need to prepare it? I knwo it depends on a lto of factors, but keeping in mind that I haven't done a single essay, what do you reckon?
final question - considering how my pratice test went (actually I felt I coudl have done better in the Quant section, I was behind in time in the middle so I had to rush several questions, and I got wrong two relatively easy question because I didnt' remember a couple things - also I still have a lot of material to go trough: GMATprep practice test 1, all 6 MGMAT cats, most of the difficult Quantitative Review practice questions, and the MGMAT advanced quant book - I think I can improve my timing quite a lot)
, when do you think I can take the actual GMAT
? I really don't want to score less than 720 in the real thing, and I'd like at least a 5 in the AWA.