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25 Aug 2007, 19:59
I have been studying since May and I seem to have problems with my stamina... Which kinda makes me feel like an idiot since I have been specifically working on my stamina. I took GMATPrep #1 before I started the whole studying/no-life process and got 690 (Q49,V35). I did not do the AWA. I figured that I need to work on my verbal. So I did. And honestly I feel much more comfortable with all three types of questions. Name a book on verbal - I have gone over it and done all problems.

Two weeks ago I re-took GMATPrep #1. Most of the quant question were different, I don't think I had seen more than 7-8 questions on verbal and needless to say I didn't recognize any of the answers. I got 710 (Q49,V38, did essays), which, imo, considering that I had already taken the test once, doesn't really show that I am making progress, especially on what I have been working mostly - VERBAL.

The thing is, after writing two essays and completing the quant section I just feel exhausted. I am just losing my focus and starting to have a hard time assimilating what I am reading. While SC and most CR problems are short (which to me means: easier to process), long CR and RC are just killing me. I started taking tests just for stamina-building purposes. However, the questions on some of them (Arco/Thomson, 800Score, even Kaplan) are so off the real questions that the whole experience is rather nerve-wrecking than stamina-building:)

I am kinda writing this out of desperation:) When I first started studying I really thought that I might have a shot for a 99 percentile score. I've lost so much confidence that now I would definitelly settle for 700... If you know what I am going through and have any idea how to overcome it, please feel free to share your thoughts with me :)

Thanks!
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familiar story [#permalink]

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25 Aug 2007, 22:06
very familiar story. You saved me some time from typing that whole thing. I seem to be stuck at 680-710 range irrespective of whether I take the MGMAT/PP.

am taking my first GMATPreP tomorrow. But I totally relate with you running out of steam in the verbal section. It sucks

Adding this thread to my ever increasing watch list for replies.
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26 Aug 2007, 12:10
Same problem. In fact, I can't imagine anyone who doesn't face this problem. When I get bout halfway through V, I feel dizzy and my head aches.

Are you taking the breaks between the sections? Take 5-10min break btwn AWA's, Quant, and Verbal.
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26 Aug 2007, 22:08
Even i had this problem and the breaks came in very handy. On the real test all i did was to go to rest room and splash some cold water on the face and do some stretching exercise. This will surely help to certain extent.
I would suggest one more thing if you are feeling burn out during the test. Take a break of around 30 secs, close your eyes, take a deep breath and say to yourself ' I can do it. I'm the master of my own fate and destiny' ...
Just try it out.
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26 Aug 2007, 22:21
trahul4 wrote:
I would suggest one more thing if you are feeling burn out during the test. Take a break of around 30 secs, close your eyes, take a deep breath and say to yourself ' I can do it. I'm the master of my own fate and destiny' ...
Just try it out.

Yaa... right. That's exactly why I am worried about it
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27 Aug 2007, 08:57
Thanks for the responses.

I do take breaks before sections and I am sure that everybody gets exhausted at some point. I am just a little frustrated because my verbal doesn't seem to be improving even though I've spent more than 3 months studying... We'll see, hopefully things will work out.
27 Aug 2007, 08:57
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