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Testing Consistency [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2014, 13:51
First GMAT Q45 V40, Total 690. I've gotten Q47s/48s in practice and wanted more than a Q45 on my application...
Second GMAT Q42 V40. Total 660. My quant actually went down! I signed up GMATClub tests...
Third GMAT Q49 V31. Total 660. My timing was off on Verbal. I got signed in late and lost time off the clock and just mentally was off.

I know I am capable of a higher score because taking my highest, I'm at Q49 V40 which is a 720.... I just need to do this on test day... Any advice for how to stay consistent? I have one more determined shot left in me. Thinking of re-taking in two months (but first a break for a few weeks!)
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Re: Testing Consistency [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2014, 09:12
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You mentioned that in your last attempt, your timing was off...so perhaps if there is not a particular academic area in which you feel you should improve, you should focus on your test taking skills.

You will have about two minutes to answer each question on the Quant section, and slightly less than two minutes per question on the Verbal.

A tactic you can employ to develop your time management skills is to group five Quant questions together and spend no more more than ten minutes on them. For Verbal, give yourself nine minutes to answer five questions. You can use this strategy on both practice questions and simulation exams.

If during a ten minute stretch, you find yourself falling behind schedule, make a strategic guess or two to catch up. Make strategic guesses on questions about which you aren’t confident or that would take you much longer than two minutes to answer. By making strategic guesses, you can recover precious time that you can spend on questions on which you have a better chance of answering correctly.

To sum up the basics of time management on the GMAT: keep track of your time, and if you start to fall behind, make an educated guess or two to ensure that you will not run out of time and leave questions unanswered.
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