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Very disappointed!!! [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2005, 11:40
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I wrote GMAT this weekend but score below my previous attempt of 620(Q48,V27). This time i got 590(Q45,V27) after a month of preparation. I was performing well on the practice tests getting 640 in the Kaplan and 750 in PP.I found quant extremely tough this time. But I was suprised that I didn't improve on the verbal. I just got panicked because I was unwell.I was unable to comprehend what i was reading.I think GMAT is all about attitude.I need 680 to get into the school of my choice because that's what the adcom folks told me.I have already submitted my application.Now I'm in a soup.The adcom will take this low score in the wrong sense.They expect me to fax the report on Mon.I don't know what to do.Should I retake the test this week because I really want to do so.Pls suggest how to crack the verbal. I'm nervous of RC's.I got 2 big ones in the beginning and all the questions were of inference type.



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 [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2005, 17:55
Iam sorry to read about your experience. From what I could fathom, it might be difficult for you to increase your score significantly in few days. So I would not rush to take the exam because most likely you are not going to improve much. Ofcouse, if you think that your sickness played a major role, then I might be wrong
Your maths seems fine..second time, you probably neglected it a bit in your preparations and also you might have been unlucky to get bit harder bin of questions. Moroever, a difference between 45 and 48 is not more that 3-4 questions which you might have done incorrect due to rush or carelessness rather than due to weak in concepts.
Your verbal seems a problem. I would recommend doing lot of active reading to improve your RC skills. Spend couple of hours in front of computer everyday solving RC passages from gmat+/vstudy etc. Read abstract articles from sites such as http://www.aldaily.com. You will see that your concenteration and focus will really improve after this. It will build your confidence and you will be in control of things.
For sc, not only do the oG questions but also try to understand them very very minutely. Do 885sc questions from this site .. SC has to be really tamed to do well in verbal.
I know friend, it might seem frustrating at the moment. But my advice is, dont give up and sustain your efforts.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2005, 19:37
Hi faizu,
Verbal is very hard to improve because it takes time. I think it would not worth the money to try again within a few days. You may want to spend more time and work on Verbal. If you are weak in RC, you can try to beat the SC and CR. That is my strategy also.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2005, 22:00
Thanks a lot friends. SC doesn't seem to be a problem for me. I think I got extra nervous.I messed up the timing.BTW how many correct questions are necessary to score 35+ in verbal.

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 [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2005, 09:50
Just a note:

I believe you can only take the test once per calendar month. I'm sure you know this Faizan, but I thought I would mention it anyways.

Also, it appears ETS will let you regsiter and take the test a second time within the SAME month and then notify you that your scores are cancelled and you've forfieted your money.
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Re: Very disappointed!!! [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2005, 19:18
faizu wrote:
Hi All,



I wrote GMAT this weekend but score below my previous attempt of 620(Q48,V27). This time i got 590(Q45,V27) after a month of preparation. I was performing well on the practice tests getting 640 in the Kaplan and 750 in PP.I found quant extremely tough this time. But I was suprised that I didn't improve on the verbal. I just got panicked because I was unwell.I was unable to comprehend what i was reading.I think GMAT is all about attitude.I need 680 to get into the school of my choice because that's what the adcom folks told me.I have already submitted my application.Now I'm in a soup.The adcom will take this low score in the wrong sense.They expect me to fax the report on Mon.I don't know what to do.Should I retake the test this week because I really want to do so.Pls suggest how to crack the verbal. I'm nervous of RC's.I got 2 big ones in the beginning and all the questions were of inference type.



Thanks,

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I guess there's no such a thing of "Crack the verbal". It depends on your english level, exposition to gmat-like tests, practice. It takes time, you can't learn for example english grammar just because a book says "Score 800 just in 10 days" or "Tips to score 800", it's the same stupid thing as saying "Learn english in 10 days", or "Learn math in 5 days". GMAT books certainly help, but they boost you depending on your level.

Preparing the gmat is about attitude, have courage to continue studying and preparing the admission package is about attitude, but taking the gmat perse is not about attitude. You should be prepared for the test. Perhaps it's about attitude if you're american and get on well with math.

Instead of wishing to get a 680 (kind of impossible in one week), check quickly how the program (Which program are you talking about?) handle the admission proccess. Perhaps they analyze the whole package, so you will need to develop strong essays, resume and letters of recommendation, specially if your gmat is below average.

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 [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2005, 20:55
No more worry :-D ..I score 710(Q50,V35) today.

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 [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2005, 15:27
faizu wrote:
No more worry :-D ..I score 710(Q50,V35) today.

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Hey!, congratulations!. Certainly 620 didn't reflect your real score. Were you sick the first time?! :)

Congratulations again!.

Which program did you choose?
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