it's comforting to read all of your experiences with the hell that is GMAT. i took the test 3 weeks ago and scored a 690. i did fine in verbal (92nd pctl) but flailed on the math (i think 74th pctl). i'd like to take it again, but now i'm unsure on when to do it. since it's been 3 weeks, i'll need to start somewhat from scratch, but i'm wondering for those of you who improved significantly the 2nd time you took it, how long did you wait between tests to take it?
oh, to weigh in on the kaplan
issue. i took the classrrom course, and the refresher. overall i think it's worthwhile, but you MUST do the work on your own to get the most out of it. just showing up for class and doing a bit of the homework won't cut it.