I'm very dissappointed with my most recent GMAT Prep score of 580 (Q37 V33)
I have three weeks to go before I take my second official GMAT attempt.
I've basically been studying since May 2012, while taking month of August and September off. . So all in all I've been studying about 8 or 9 months and having trouble breaking into my target score of 700. I recently read how studying too long can hurt your score but didn't figure that our until recently.
For some reason I scored a 650 on an MGMAT CAT but 580 on GMAT Prep a couple weeks later, and I read that MGMAT CATS are harder than the official exam.
Any final advice as to get the 700 score in three weeks, even though I haven't scored it in practice exams? Very frustrated as I've studied for nearly a year now.
Was planning on focusing on doing error log
timed sets, and timed sets from OG13. I also been lurking on this board for a while and feel like reading a lot in addition to studying might help improve my Verbal score.
Right now I put an 1hr per weekday, and 2.5 hours per weekend day.
Here is a summary of my exam scores
Date Source Score Quant Verbal
4/22/2012 MGMAT 1 520 32 30
6/23/2012 MGMAT 2 620 42 33
7/21/2012 MGMAT 3 630 43 33
8/14/12 (official Exam) Official 560 39 28
12/29/2012 MGMAT 5 590 36 34
1/19/2013 MGMAT 6 650 44 35
2/23/2013 GMAT Prep 580 37 33
I think the GMATPrep is a little bit more difficult than the MGMAT practice tests, because GMATPrep will give you questions that you have never seen before and that you must be creative to solve. MGMAT practice guides sort of tell you how to solve the MGMAT practice test questions, although they are more calculation intensive. It seems that your quant is inconsistent, but I'm not sure if it's because of timing or careless mistakes. Have your problem areas been mostly due to knowledge of the concepts? I would advise you to do timed problem sets of 5-10 in PS and then 5-10 in DS every day until you are very comfortable. Make sure to review the questions you get wrong and be ready to redo them until you can finish them under 2-2.5 mins each.