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# Stuck in the 500s

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17 Jun 2013, 06:57
Hi Everyone,

I've been prepping for the GMAT since March and have my test scheduled for June 22nd. I wish I found this site earlier...

I only prepped using Kaplan, completed 8 practice tests but I am stuck in the 500's. The best ive scored is 580. I have completed the recommended target practice but have not seen any improvement.

My quant scores are generally in the 50 percentile range and my verbal fluctuates from 30 - 50%.

I have completed the addtional workshops and even in the challenging workshops, I score roughly 7/10 on the quizzes in adequate time. What could be the reason as to why these results aren't transferring over to my real tests?

What should I do now? Since I only have a few days left.

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17 Jun 2013, 13:15
Ksterr wrote:
Hi Everyone,

I've been prepping for the GMAT since March and have my test scheduled for June 22nd. I wish I found this site earlier...

I only prepped using Kaplan, completed 8 practice tests but I am stuck in the 500's. The best ive scored is 580. I have completed the recommended target practice but have not seen any improvement.

My quant scores are generally in the 50 percentile range and my verbal fluctuates from 30 - 50%.

I have completed the addtional workshops and even in the challenging workshops, I score roughly 7/10 on the quizzes in adequate time. What could be the reason as to why these results aren't transferring over to my real tests?

What should I do now? Since I only have a few days left.

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Hi,
First, relax.
Remember its just a test and you can postpone your test day.
Second, I suggest you take 2 days to search around the two forums here.
devote one day for Quant and one day for Verbal.

There are a lot of materials out there. BB, the founder of this forum made a sticky post with all materials available with reviews in each forum.
If I were you I would start there, build a plan and execute.

Good Luck!
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17 Jun 2013, 19:31
I'm not looking to postpone since I'll lose the test fee at this point. I'm thinking I'll try it out....
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17 Jun 2013, 22:48
Ksterr wrote:
I'm not looking to postpone since I'll lose the test fee at this point. I'm thinking I'll try it out....

You can postpone your exam with additional fee of $50. In my eyes, its better to postpone it than loosing$250 and then paying again for another try but its up to you.

anyway, use my advice in previous post, im sure you will benefit from it.
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17 Jun 2013, 23:10
Ksterr wrote:
I'm not looking to postpone since I'll lose the test fee at this point. I'm thinking I'll try it out....

Hi, I think you can postpone your exam with additional fee of \$50.
My exam was on the 29th of this month, I postponed because I thought I needed more preparation to get my desired score!
There is alot of great material here which is very helpful for GMAT.
I suggest that you clear your head, take a deep breath and decide what you want to do.
The decision is upto you!

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18 Jun 2013, 04:33
Thanks for the input, I'm not exactly panicking because I know I can write it again and have no I'll effects.

Im finding that I have timing issues in quant, so I must fix that. I checked MBA online and it says no refunds for cancellations within 7 days.

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24 Jun 2013, 08:47
So I wrote the GMAT this past Saturday and got 540 (Q57,V30). I prepped for 3 months using Kaplan with most of my practice tests in the 500s.

What do you guys suggest me to do? Should I purchase the OG13 and possibly look into MGMAT Prep?

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24 Jun 2013, 20:54
Ksterr wrote:
So I wrote the GMAT this past Saturday and got 540 (Q57,V30). I prepped for 3 months using Kaplan with most of my practice tests in the 500s.

What do you guys suggest me to do? Should I purchase the OG13 and possibly look into MGMAT Prep?

Thanks

Yes get OG and mgmat guides...Also follow these links

how-to-start-gmat-preperations-136048.html

how-to-improve-quant-score-137975.html

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