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Urgent: ONLY 3 DAYS TO STUDY : what do I do? [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2006, 08:27
Facts:
Took test GMAT ~ 2 months ago without any idea of the test.
Kaplan score = 550

Prepared and took GRE
math: 720, verbal: 520 , both of these LOWER than test exams

Pretty well prepared on AWA sections.

weaknesses:
verbal: sentence correction (really bad)
verbal: reading comprehension (average)
quant: data sufficiency (just haven't practiced it).

I take the exam on TUESDAY.
What would you do?

THANKS!!
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2006, 09:06
Postpone! Don't waste your money or time if you aren't ready.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2006, 11:31
jsnooky33 wrote:
Postpone! Don't waste your money or time if you aren't ready.


Isn't 3 days to too short a notice to postpone?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2006, 12:43
kidderek wrote:
jsnooky33 wrote:
Postpone! Don't waste your money or time if you aren't ready.


Isn't 3 days to too short a notice to postpone?


The reality is I have no choice.
What do you recommend?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2006, 13:09
hyperfl0w wrote:
kidderek wrote:
jsnooky33 wrote:
Postpone! Don't waste your money or time if you aren't ready.


Isn't 3 days to too short a notice to postpone?


The reality is I have no choice.
What do you recommend?


take gmat prep as many times as you can and zero in on all incorrect answers
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2006, 13:33
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take gmat prep as many times as you can and zero in on all incorrect answers


GMAT prep only has two practice tests. what other test(s) do you recommend?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2006, 13:43
sentence correction mostly tests the same kinds of mistake, i'm sure you can improve dramatically there

do practice a bit on data sufficiency if you dont feel confident

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2006, 21:29
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sentence correction mostly tests the same kinds of mistake, i'm sure you can improve dramatically there

do practice a bit on data sufficiency if you dont feel confident

good luck


Thanks. Any idea how long I should spend on each question type?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 04:48
Search the forums - somewhere was the tip how to squeeze more than 2 tests out of GMATprep. Take 1 full test a day.

Be sure to get familiar with DS format - say, take about 50 problems, but don't agonize over each one, just get used to the problem type. It's important, cause an easy question in a quirky format can take a lot of time to crack.

All the remaining time should be spent with SC. Kill each & every SC problem you find in the books; read the explanations on those you get wrong, make notes of idioms you didn't know. SC 1000 is good for practice, but there are no explanations, so go down on those only after you do everything in the books.

Take a break about every 20 SC problems, do a couple of RCs to keep your mind flexible.

P.S.: make sure to arrange a good sleep before the exam (and the previous night shouldn't be a 1-hour sleep as well!). No matter how well prepared you are, if your brain refuses to work at G day - you're in trouble.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 06:56
braindancer wrote:
Search the forums - somewhere was the tip how to squeeze more than 2 tests out of GMATprep.


The recipe is very easy: uninstall the current GMATprep once you've made it through the 2 tests, then download and install it again and you will have a whole new set of questions.

PS I am not even sure that a download is required, mayby just uninstall/install
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 06:57
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 10:56
helg wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=28548
here it is - in the stickies!


Thanks!!!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 11:32
I don't know what stage your preparation is at, but I would highly recommend spending the last day (even 2) just relaxing. I have seen many many reports of people that have failed to execute on test day because they were stressed, fatigued and not relaxed for the exam. I think my own case was is a good example (score about 40-50 points lower than practice on my first try). On the other hand, I have read very few reports of anyone believing that they learned anything in the last 2 days that helped them a lot on the exam.
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TIMING per question type [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 12:18
suggestions???
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Re: TIMING per question type [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 12:25
hyperfl0w wrote:
suggestions???


On the math section, do not spend more than 3 min on a single question.... It's a trap. Do an educative guess and move on another question :)

We can easily bomb our Math section by such way ;)

Always finish a section... U will loose more by leaving even 1 question than by guessing on 4.

The most important, trust in u :)
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2006, 06:28
Why do you have to take the test in three days? :shock: If you aren't ready, and can't get your money back, their either choose another day (give yourself at least a month to adequately prep) or go in for a recon mission: take the test and cancel your score. The latter is just to get your money's worth. Schools will the the "cancel" on your score report, but there are a number of ways to explain yourself.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2006, 13:29
What is the Rush for just postpone it. It is better to feel confident than just rush the test.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2006, 15:47
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What is the Rush for just postpone it. It is better to feel confident than just rush the test.


wish I had the option-- but its ok.
how good bad is 600-650?
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2006, 07:49
Depends on the schools you're applying to and what their averages are. 600-650 would be fine for many schools.

Come back and post to let us know how you did.
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