I have a problem with my GMAT . Let me tell you about my background.
Before I took GMAT prep course at KAPLAN
, I had read OG11
for one time for one month. Then , I realized that I needed technique for attacking GMAT ;so, I took KAPLAN
GMAT prep course. After that , I practiced GMAT everyday , both OG11
for second time and additional GMAT questions in KAPLAN
book. I took CAT test for two times. I did GMAT prep test 1 and got 540. For GMAT prep test 2 , I got 640. Then , I took GMAT test for the first time on 24 Aug 07. I got 580 : Quantitative 49 scaled scores or 89% and Verbal 21 scaled scores or 24%. For writing , I got 4.5 . I thinked that I could do more.
So , I continued to read and practice OG11
for the third time for one month. I took another 6 CAT tests , but their scores were 530-570. I did not worry. I usually read and practiced KAPLAN
questions in the coursebook , too. I bought Quantitative review (Green book) and Verbal review (Purple book) for more practicing. My scores were O.K. I also bought Critical Reasoning Bible of Powerscore , but its question stems are very difficult for me. I just reading its concept. Before taking GMAT for the second time , I took GMAT prep again. Practice test1 , I got 600. Practice test 2 , I got 680. Is it sound O.K.? I took GMAT for the second time on 26 Sep 07(today). I got 580 again. Quantitative 44 (72%) , Verbal 26 (42%). I swear I read both Quantitative and Verbal equally , but I feel that Quantitative is much more difficult than that in the first time I took.
I don't know what to do next because I have not take TOEFL. I wish to attend a business school in Fall 2008 , but my GMAT score is very low to attend top 40 schools.
Oh , I forget to tell you that I 'm not at work. I resigned from PwC for two months up until now.
If you are planning to take the GMAT again, make sure to improve your verbal score by atleast 10 points.
guide, build your concepts first and practice a lot from all kinds of material. Also create an
of the wrong questions and visit them periodically. I did notice an amazing improvement in my ability of answer the SC questions after I followed this method. Moreover, you'll get acquainted with the common question types and would help you nailing them down in less than a minute/question on an average. This way you would get more time on the CR and RC questions.