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Poor GMAT scores :( [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2003, 18:07
Hi Members,

I'm new to this club & I have found the info very useful for GMAT takers. It seems like most member here have @ least 600+ GMAT score...When I read that certain people would even retake their GMAT though they have scores like 650...I wish I could have @ least 550, but I don't know if my strategies are wrong or what, that I keep getting less than 500 :cry: . I don't how to improve, or am I just one of those few people who just can't take exams like that??? I have the Kaplan 2004 edition with the CD, OG and PR. I did a lot of practice @ least 20 hours/week, but scores never went up more than 500 :roll: .

Will anyone be kind enough to advice me??? Thanks!

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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2003, 04:47
Hey, never question your ability; learning to pass a gmat - it's a question of acquired skills, not of an inherent genius. Browse this forum (read the previously posted topics) and you will find everything you are asking for. :wink:
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Thanks [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2003, 11:57
Hey thanks for your encouragement :-D , I've been studying this GMAT for 3 months & still no significant improvements on my real GMAT scores, feel like giving up, but I can't coz' if I do, I can't be admitted to grad school....Will just do my best :P
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Re: Thanks [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2003, 01:59
pumpkin031 wrote:
Hey thanks for your encouragement :-D , I've been studying this GMAT for 3 months & still no significant improvements on my real GMAT scores, feel like giving up, but I can't coz' if I do, I can't be admitted to grad school....Will just do my best :P


If you are serious abt the Business schools and do not mind paying some money, take a class offered by companies like
-Kaplan (http://www.kaptest.com/repository/templ ... iness/GMAT)

- Manhattan GMAT (http://www.manhattangmat.com/home.htm)

- Princeton Review (http://www.princetonreview.com/mba/test ... &TYPE=GMAT)

Though they charge quite a lot, they are supposed to be effective. I personally have not taken any of the courses, but other readers could potentially provide first hand feedback.

Altough, I did attend one of the Kaplan marketing talks to sell their tutoring service, and thought some of the ideas/strategies that the presenter talked about were quite impressive.

In GMAT I guess, strategy and practise (being able to apply the strategies) are the key to sucess, more than any other skills or abilities.

All the best..
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2003, 21:04
If you've been studying on your own for three months and really aren't getting anywhere, then take a class. You can finance them (well, PR offers this, I honestly don't know if the other companies do), and the attention of a trained instructor will really make a difference. Take a PR class - they have very small classes (only 8 students), they try to group you with other students with similar strengths and weaknesses, and you get more one-on-one attention with them. The course materials kick ass, too. :-)
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Re: Poor GMAT scores :( [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 19:04
I got my score today with Reading 18,Listening 22,speaking 24 & Writing 28, a total of 92.
Please suggest me whether sectional cutoffs are required by the universities, and even if they require then do i need to take the test again keeping in mind that i have 18 in Reading?

Please suggest!
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Re: Poor GMAT scores :( [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 07:36
If you have been preparing and studying hard and not getting the required score then this means that your approach is not correct. Get enrolled in a course such as that of Manhattan, Kaplan etc. If you are busy and cannot take out time to visit the coaching centers then you may opt for online courses such as GMATPill. Do remember that if you are not born with a silver spoon then you have to become a goldsmith in order to make a silver spoon for yourself. I too am a non native and a mediocre but I am working hard to acquire the skills that are required to get the desired score.
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Re: Poor GMAT scores :( [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2012, 03:33
Try my blog for devising the strategy for preparation -
gmayexecmba.blogspot.com


pumpkin031 wrote:
Hi Members,

I'm new to this club & I have found the info very useful for GMAT takers. It seems like most member here have @ least 600+ GMAT score...When I read that certain people would even retake their GMAT though they have scores like 650...I wish I could have @ least 550, but I don't know if my strategies are wrong or what, that I keep getting less than 500 :cry: . I don't how to improve, or am I just one of those few people who just can't take exams like that??? I have the Kaplan 2004 edition with the CD, OG and PR. I did a lot of practice @ least 20 hours/week, but scores never went up more than 500 :roll: .

Will anyone be kind enough to advice me??? Thanks!

Pumpkin

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