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Taking the GMAT in a week [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2013, 03:47
Hello all, I am taking the GMAT in a week (next wednesday) and am extremely nervous. I have been studying on and off for the past couple of months due to an intense school workload and working. I have just recently taken the GMATprep
Practice exam and scored much lower then I had hoped. I reviewed the questions afterward and realized most of my mistakes were silly errors. Question is, how much different is the actual GMAT from the gmatprep? I have friends who study for 2 weeks and wing it and get good scores and others who study a ton to score just in the 500. Any experience and advice would be really useful for this nervous guy
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Re: Taking the GMAT in a week [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2013, 04:31
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Hello all, I am taking the GMAT in a week (next wednesday) and am extremely nervous. I have been studying on and off for the past couple of months due to an intense school workload and working. I have just recently taken the GMATprep
Practice exam and scored much lower then I had hoped. I reviewed the questions afterward and realized most of my mistakes were silly errors. Question is, how much different is the actual GMAT from the gmatprep? I have friends who study for 2 weeks and wing it and get good scores and others who study a ton to score just in the 500. Any experience and advice would be really useful for this nervous guy


Hi Jaspel,

If you think that you are done with all the topics Quant / Verbal and you have done all what you planned to do, then go for it. There will be no reason to worry about.
But still, GMATPrep and Manhattan exams are accurate indicators of your performance on your G-Day (+/- 30points). Don't forget that GMAT is only a test and you can retake it if you should do so.

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Re: Taking the GMAT in a week [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2013, 04:40
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Jaspel wrote:
Hello all, I am taking the GMAT in a week (next wednesday) and am extremely nervous. I have been studying on and off for the past couple of months due to an intense school workload and working. I have just recently taken the GMATprep
Practice exam and scored much lower then I had hoped. I reviewed the questions afterward and realized most of my mistakes were silly errors. Question is, how much different is the actual GMAT from the gmatprep? I have friends who study for 2 weeks and wing it and get good scores and others who study a ton to score just in the 500. Any experience and advice would be really useful for this nervous guy


Hi Jaspel,

If you think that you are done with all the topics Quant / Verbal and you have done all what you planned to do, then go for it. There will be no reason to worry about.
But still, GMATPrep and Manhattan exams are accurate indicators of your performance on your G-Day (+/- 30points). Don't forget that GMAT is only a test and you can retake it if you should do so.

Cheers

Thank you. I may have made an internal error by peaking with my studying. I began awhile ago and did it gradually the last couple of months. In your experience, was the GMAT prep just like the similar GMAT? I've heard accounts of the gmat prep being a bit tougher then the actual GMAT and claims of it being easier not to discourage potential gmat takers
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Re: Taking the GMAT in a week [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2013, 06:24
From my experience, i would say that quant section was at the same level of difficulty while verbal was a little bit tougher. I've seen some constructions in SC that i never seen before while practicing. That is, i didn't cover all the topics that Manahattan SC covers for example and this costs me 6 minutes to come up with an answeer that was not sure at all and therefore i was short on time and didn't get the score that i want.

Keys to succeed on the GMAT in my opinion :
* Knowledge (Basics and Practice)
* Stamina ( GMAT is like a marrathon so you have to be very well prepared to 4hours of endurance)
* Time Management
* Confidence

That is said, wish u good luck on your D-Day .. :)
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Re: Taking the GMAT in a week [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2013, 09:35
As Rock750 mentioned, I found that confidence is one of the most important factors when it comes to doing the GMAT. You need to know and tell yourself you are able to do it. This realization came to me after I completed a manhattan GMAT test. After looking at the solutions to my wrong answers, I told myself that I CAN get those questions correct. Prior to that test, I never managed to pass the 34-35 range in the quant section. After the test, every test I have taken was above 40 in quant. This was a key moment in my preparation. From that point on, confidence only becomes stronger.
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Re: Taking the GMAT in a week [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2013, 13:23
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It's ok to be nervous - but control it so it doesn't consume you during the exam.

Confidence through solid preparation and thoughts of extreme positivity can get you in the right mood for the exam.

Before you take the test, be sure to take these psychological tips to heart.

Visualize your success in practice.
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Re: Taking the GMAT in a week [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2013, 19:51
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I am new here ,and i also want to take a gmat.Is that expensive?Thanks a lot
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Re: Taking the GMAT in a week [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2013, 06:12
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Its best to post all your query in a single post instead of multiple posts.Also use the search option, you will find most of your doubts clear.

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Re: Taking the GMAT in a week [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2013, 07:53
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As Rock750 mentioned, I found that confidence is one of the most important factors when it comes to doing the GMAT. You need to know and tell yourself you are able to do it. This realization came to me after I completed a manhattan GMAT test. After looking at the solutions to my wrong answers, I told myself that I CAN get those questions correct. Prior to that test, I never managed to pass the 34-35 range in the quant section. After the test, every test I have taken was above 40 in quant. This was a key moment in my preparation. From that point on, confidence only becomes stronger.


Sort of similar story here. A few days before my test day (5 or so) after I had covered all the quants and verbal bits and literally hadn't any stuff to do but to practice here and there, I decided to take a MGMAT "for fun", just to spot any areas that I might have missed or need to repeat.
Quant: same experience as you. I might had 1 or 2 questions that I didn't know about
Verbal: All SC correct, and ending in V37 or so

Also during the whole time I was ever so relaxed.
In quant my thought was: "I know the basics, if I can answer I will, if it's too difficult then I won't!". Simple as that. Ended up with something like Q44 if I remember, and with 6+ minutes to spare! (because I didn't care much anyway for this mock).

Also, this was my highest GMAT score in MGMAT! What can I say, I think confidence that you know your stuff, plus accepting that there are gonna be questions that you are not gonna be able to answer anyway (plus those experimental ones), took me to the victory I guess.
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Re: Taking the GMAT in a week [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2013, 09:46
Hi,
My GMAT is scheduled on 10 JAN but 15 JAN is the deadline for the school to which I wish to apply. Can somebody please tell if there is any way out. Can I get a copy of unofficial report card on my email id , or is there any provision to take a printout that I could send to the school immediately?
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