Its unfortunate about the lower than expected score.
Wish you best the next time. I am taking the test on 26th feb. When are u taking again?
ALso, how was your exp. of real test? Was it close to power prep?
What mistakes do you think you committed, that could be imporved the next time?
YOur input would be a great help.
I do not plan to take the test until Late May / Early June. I have to give myself a lot of time to prepare. My typical work day is between 11 and 12 hours. I can only allocate abou 15-20 hours a week to study so I am extending my studying over a few months.
I found the power prep to be a little bit easier than the real thing. On the power prep I was scoring in the 96th percentile in verbal but on the real thing I scored in the 77th. The sentence correction is what got me on the real test.
As far as the Quant section goes, well... I would say it was about the same as the Power Prep, I just choked on it... I seriously blanked and forgot all the lessons I learned aobut how to methodically plow my way through a problem.
The mistakes I made were in my preperation. Most specifically I did not use an error log
as everyone here suggests, this is one of the things I wish I would have thought of before the test. So when I sat down to study at night, I never knew where to start. The anxiety of not knowing if I covered everything also hurt me on the test.
I think I can improve drastically through solid prepration and confidence. I am going to slowly build until I am ready rather than setting an arbitrary date and try to cram all my studying in. I also think the use of this forum to do challenges, and the use of an error log
will really help me gain some confidence for this next test.