My name is Alex Trinh and I just took my GMAT this afternoon and did very poorly. I got a 32V and 21Q. I know I did but and I should've canceled by score. So I need some advices from you/instructors as to what I should do. If I don't get a good score, I will have to go back to my home country (I am an international student) because my parents will only pay for my tuition if I can get accepted into a top 10-15 program for my graduate study. So I have some questions/advice to ask:
1) Will future schools see my 32V and 21Q? If so, will this reflect negatively on my application since it's a horrendous score?
2) I studied for good 1.5 months for at least 3 hours a day after work and 6-8 hours on the weekend (I have a job now but will end soon due to visa issues). What I did was to do any problems during the weekday, and do the GMATPrep on the weekend. But all I did every time was just go over the questions I missed and understand why I missed them. I search for good explanations on websites like GMAT and beatthegmat. Obviously this has not helped because I scored really poorly on my actual test. Also, on my GMATPrep, I have been getting mid 500s and has yet to pass 600. I don't know what I should do now because I always miss 4-5 questions when I do a critical reading questions (I do them in sets of 13) and always miss miss 3-4 questions in SCs (do them in sets of 15). I don't know what the problem is. I thought that if I do many questions and go over the ones I missed, then I will know what to expect next time when I approach a similar question. But I guess this is not the case. I don't know what to do now, and this leads to my third problem.
3) I have pretty much exhausted all of the GMAT prep questions as well as OG questions as well as 2nd edition verbal OG
questions. I don't want to do questions from other books because I am afraid they are not a correct portrayal of the real GMAT questions since they are not written by GMAT staff. But since I did run out of questions, what should I do now? Should I get more books with more questions?
Please somebody help me. I am really desperate for a good score. I know I'm not dumb (or maybe I am) to score this low. I really need a 700+ on my GMAT. I am rescheduled to take in the next 30 days. What are some things I can do now to make sure that I get 700+ in my next attempt.
Thank you very much for your help and support. I look forward to hearing from you soon.