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Seeking opinions... [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 10:02
All - little background -- been working ~4 years, usually 50-60 hours a week, decided to start studying Jan 10th for April 14th test date.

really was committed to it, 2-3 hours weekdays, 5-7 hours weekends.

Practice tests started slow, around 650 but last 4 were

690 Q44 V40 GMAT
710 Q48 V38 Manhattan
730 Q50 V38 ( I think) GMAT
710 Q48 V38 Manhattan

Real deal?

Coughed up a 660
V38 Q42

I didnt sleep but 2 hours before and got tied up on some math problems early..


i have it scheduled for May 17th but just am so burnt out..have done some studying but am not sure im mentally ready to get back in the ring..

that being said, I feel like a 42Q was a big outlier..i honestly just want a 700+

should i take 2 months off or push through?
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Re: Seeking opinions... [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 11:49
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All - little background -- been working ~4 years, usually 50-60 hours a week, decided to start studying Jan 10th for April 14th test date.

really was committed to it, 2-3 hours weekdays, 5-7 hours weekends.

Practice tests started slow, around 650 but last 4 were

690 Q44 V40 GMAT
710 Q48 V38 Manhattan
730 Q50 V38 ( I think) GMAT
710 Q48 V38 Manhattan

Real deal?

Coughed up a 660
V38 Q42

I didnt sleep but 2 hours before and got tied up on some math problems early..


i have it scheduled for May 17th but just am so burnt out..have done some studying but am not sure im mentally ready to get back in the ring..

that being said, I feel like a 42Q was a big outlier..i honestly just want a 700+

should i take 2 months off or push through?


Hard to say. I was in the same place as you were, MGMAT-CAT-test-score-wise. I was consistently scoring 700+ in the week before taking the exam and scored a 680 (Q45 V38). I took almost a whole month off with very minimal maintenance studying then I studied my butt off for the month leading up to my retake. That worked well for me because I have to be in the right mindset to do something all-in. From that point-of-view, I'd say hold off on the retake until you really feel like you can fully commit yourself to studying.

The other side of the coin is the introduction of Integrated Reasoning into the test. Do you want to have to add another section that you've never seen before into your study rotation? Food for thought, at least.

Good luck with your retake.
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Re: Seeking opinions... [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 11:56
Thanks for your thoughts..

It is difficult to take it a month later, I took a week off, really to see my friends again and deal with the dissapointment, but in all honestly, its difficult to get "excited" again as I was for round one..

in some regard I'm thinking it could help, maybe have less pressure on the result, but im not sure im that much more sharp, etc...
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Re: Seeking opinions... [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 12:01
If your dream is to do well on the GMAT, and you obviously have the ability to, I would recommend a retake as soon as possible.

You have to push through. Here is the biggest quote I saw in your post:

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I didnt sleep but 2 hours before and got tied up on some math problems early..

WELL DUHHH! You didn't sleep, that is a huge problem. 2, you got caught on math problems early, that is also a huge problem. If you mess up timing on either section you will get crushed by the GMAT. If you spend 10 minutes on 2 problems, you are DONE. You would have been better off giving up and guessing on those. You didn't give yourself a fair shot on the rest of the problems.

You have the ability, you just need to build the confidence and stamina.

Read my "10 tips to help your...." in my signature, and implement this in your next month of studying (along with IR studying) and smash it out of the park.

You are capable, but giving up would be the worst thing you can do. If it is your dream to attend a top business school, then a 660 won't cut it. Score that 700+ you are capable of.
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