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Urgent Help Required !! [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2011, 08:17
Hi,

I gave GMAT for first time in OCT 2010. I attempted GMAT second time this April 28th 2011. I missed the bus again. I had prepared for around 2 months for my 2nd attempt. I am writing this post after a month, since I wanted to take my mind off the GMAT after failing twice. I had prepared well during both my attempts. I am unsure what is going wrong during the real exam. I have been doing pretty decent during my mock tests.

Material that I covered -

OG - 10, 12
Verbal Review - 2nd edition
Quantitative Review - 2nd Edition
CR - CR Bible - made short notes of all the question types, solved and reviewed all the problems from OG 10
SC - MGMAT, aristole - made short notes using both the books, solved and reviewed all the problems from OG12
RC - RCs from OG10 and few from OG12 - used strategy to make short notes during exam. Strategy was working well during mock tests.

Quant - Used MGMAT books, solved all the problems from OG12

Mock test scores -

MGMAT 1 - 660 ( Q-43, V-37) - Used extra 10 minutes for verbal
MGMAT 2 - 700 ( Q-47, V-39) - used extra 5 minutes for each section
MGMAT 3 - 660 ( Q-43, V-37) - used extra 5 minutes for each section
MGMAT 4 - 730 ( Q-49, V-40) - used extra 5 minutes for each section
MGMAT 5 - 710 ( Q-49, V-37) - used extra 5 minutes for Quant
MGMAT 6 - 660 (Q - 49, V-32) - finished on time
GMAT Prep 1 - 700
GMAT Prep 2 - 650 ( few questions repeated)

Something should be going wrong. I scored lower than any of my practice test scores. Experts, please suggest me what can I do to clear the GMAT hurdle. My target schools are CBS, NYU, Wharton, and ISB. But these schools, now just look like a dream. Anything helpful will be appreciated. I am planning to give one more try, but this time I want to be sure what I am doing.

If any of you can please suggest any online course that might be helpful. How is GMATPill or Knewton?

Thanks,
Akhil
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Re: Urgent Help Required !! [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2011, 22:38
I didn't get you main question/problem. You missed the boss.
Timing seems a great problem in you

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Re: Urgent Help Required !! [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2011, 13:36
My question is since I was doing reasonably good in mock tests, but still I failed to get good score in real one. How should I develop my strategy? Since this has happened now twice. My first GMAT attempt was 590, despite of preparing well.

I got 620 (Q:47, V:29) in my 2nd GMAT attempt. These was my lowest score (total, verbal) of all my practice tests.

Is there any good online course or on-demand videos that could help me attack the problems quickly and correctly.

Thanks for the help !
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Re: Urgent Help Required !! [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2011, 15:56
Maybe your nerves got the best of you.. I really think that plays a huge role in your final performance.. If you're a quite calm person that can easily control these emotions, perhaps you can start keeping an error log like most of us do here.. I started keeping one and it really helps a lot!

Let us know how it goes!

Good luck
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