I am a 20 years old French university student in Paris (Dauphine) and I am planning to pass the GMAT in order to apply for a Msc. in the UK (when I will have finished my undergrad degree). I am taking profit of the fact I have some free time currently to boost my GMAT score.
My GMAT test is not yet scheduled since I still have at least a whole year before my applications to the Msc. I target (most likely I will apply for some of the programs proposed at the LSE). I already passed the IELTS test and I got 8/9, which is not bad in my point of view, even though I noticed the English level required for the GMAT is much higher.
I am posting because I need some advice concerning the way I should continue studying the GMAT.
Concerning the CATs I already did:
• Approximately one month and a half ago, with no preparation: GMAT Prep test 1: 580 (V31 – Q39)
• Two weeks ago (after going through the 5 MGMAT Quant Guides + All OG12
& OG Quant
questions + Kaplan 800
): MGMAT CAT 650 (V36 – Q43).
• Yesterday (after reading MGMAT RC
& CR + going through OG12
& OG Verbal
questions about RC & CR): MGMAT CAT 690 (V39 – Q44).
I tried to get the most from the statistics given by MGMAT CAT in order to know where to focus but it happens that I make mistakes in almost in all kind of questions (i.e.: it seems that my profile is quite balanced, aside of the fact I became a little bit better in verbal than in quant). This is not helping me in knowing where to focus in order to improve my overall score.
During these next days, I will finish the last of the 8 MGMAT books
I did not read yet (SC) and I am wondering what to do next (that will maybe be enough to reach 700 but I would prefer to score around 740-780). For this reason, I am currently wondering what would be the best way to break once and for all the 700 level. I see two alternatives (perhaps you can propose other ideas) and I would like to know which one would be the most effective in my situation:
• Digging further into quant books (for instance MGMAT books
: Advanced GMAT Quant
+ Advanced GMAT Quant
: GMAT Strategy Supplement) since I am weaker in the quant section.
• Practising a lot more GMAT-like questions (I am thinking about buying the GMAT Club’s tests) as well as going through my error log
constituted of all the questions contained into OG12
, OGMaths & Verbal I wrongly answered.
I suppose that, eventually, I will do both the two alternatives mentioned with the bullet points above but I don’t know which one I should begin with.
Aside of that, I would be glad to receive any advice you might think would be useful in my situation.
I apologize if my English seems somehow awkward (strangely, I am performing well in the verbal section, so it seems it has no real strong influence on the GMAT verbal section).
Thank you for your help.