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Very very very dissapointed - HELP with time

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Very very very dissapointed - HELP with time [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2004, 10:24
Just took my GMAT a few days ago and got a 640 - Q 46 and V 33. I had studied about a month and a half. Did mostly crappy books like Arco, Barrons and Gmat strategy. It was only during the last week that I got OG and PR Verbal book from the net. It wasnt that I had problem with the questions but with the time. Since I hadnt practiced under time conditions (it being impossible since I am living with my uncle and his kids - very noisy), I cannot practice full tests. I think I just looked at the time and panicked. Given I had enough time I could have done better. Any advice on how to practice my timing. Any advice will be appreciated. Please please help. I have about a month to give it again. Do you think I can improve my score with that period of time? Thanks.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2004, 22:29
Hi Omar, in order to practice your timing, I would suggest you to buy ETS paper tests at They are of absolutely good quality. You will download those pdf PT at the cost of ~25$ for 3 paper tests and there are 9 of them. Print them out and practice them by timing yourself with a stopwatch. I'm suggesting this since you cannot practice CATS at home... Of course, the best thing is to practice on CATS or else, try to join the GMAT challenges which require only 1h15min of silence. The next one is in 2 weeks and I believe that you should at least try a few (GMAT challenges/Kaplan CD/PR CD) before your next attempt. But to answer your original question, YES it is possible to increase your score from 640 to 700+ within 1 month. Good luck.

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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2004, 05:16
Try my Test Grid with the timer in Excel.

I had the same problem with time also. I spend my first 3 months studying with the "Master the GMAT" book from Peterson. It was a waste of time b/c I follow the wrong strategy: no timing, use calculator, use dictionary... Until I find out this forum, I am mad. I have to hurry up now since there is only 1.5 month left to go.
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