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What happened? [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2005, 08:41
I took the test on January 7th and did terrible on the quant, which is what I really wanted to do well on. I got a 41 in verbal and in quant, which is 64%. I actually went down from where I was before. To put things in persepctive I got a 50 on a kaplan test I took 2 days before, and a 50 on the powerpoint test I took the day before. I took the test at 12:00, and in the morning I did one problem solving and one data sufficiency powerpoint exercise and got all the questions right. I also got most of the questions right and explained my reasoning when I answered questions in this forum. Why is there such a large disconnect between how I do in practice and how I do when I take the regular test? Its like running a 100 yard dash in 10 seconds every time in practice, but then taking 10 minutes when I'm in the regular event.

I remember when I was taking the test there were 5-6 questions that I looked at and couldn't figure out how to do. When I took most of the practice tests there were usually only 1 or 2 questions that would completely stump me. I really wanted to be finished with this test and my parents are getting upset that I haven't done well and been able to move on. I feel like I understand all the conepts pretty well and I can't figure out what went wrong, and more importantly what I can do in order to get the same result in the real test as I do in practice. I could really use some advice.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2005, 09:58
quant part: did you have a time strategy ? did you guess ? if yes, when did you start to guess ? did you have any probability or combination problems ?

verbal part: great score !!!

what is your score ?
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2005, 10:50
Sorry to hear abt that. Did you run out of prep material in ur last preparation ? If you had already taken some practice tests and repeat them later, one might get high scores which may be misleading. I wud suggest start with some prep material which you have not used before. Also I am curious to know what type of questions in the real GMAT stumped you ? Good luck and work hard !!
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2005, 17:51
Man I am sorry about your score. The same thing happened to me i wrote on Jan 4 and got the exact same score as you. But the funny thing is that I was not nervous.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2005, 21:16
Hey, I have noticed you do well on the math question discussions in the GmatClub. Don't loose hope Todd, I think you will do better if you are planning to take GMAT again, with more practice in math.
You got a great verbal score!! Good luck
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2005, 11:58
For the quant part I wrote on my paper 1 through 37 on one columm, and counted down the time on the other. I did this so I would have a rough idea about where I stood. I remember the 1st question was pretty easy, and the 2nd question had a pretty basic trick to it. The 1st 2 were both problem solving, but about the next 6 out of 8 were data sufficiency. I think it was question 8 that gave me trouble. It was something with remainders that I couldn't figure out by picking numbers, and that took up some time. I ran into trouble on another question that was maybe 12 or 13 that also took up some time. I remember looking at my paper and seeing I was about 2 question behind where I wanted to be, so I kind of panicked and tried to quickly solve the next few to myself back on track.

I've kind of run out of prep material. I went through the OG except for the last 20 or so problems on each quant section, as I wanted to solve tough ones when I took the powerprep tests. I had done every kaplan test on the CD except the last one, which is what I took the day before the test. I did pretty well on all the kaplan tests, starting with about 74 percentile and moving up to getting a score of 50 on the last 2 tests. I'm now completely out of new prep material.

I knew that part of the reason I didn't do well last time was because of my nerves, so I went into the test trying to keep myself relaxed, but it didn't work. When I got stumped for the 2nd time during the testI got discouraged and started to think about all the work I had done and what I wanted to accomplish and just got too emotional. I really wanted success in this area and I think my nerves got the better of me again.

I'm definitely going to study the harder OG questions and try to keep answering questions in this forum. As far as I can tell I know the concepts well, so I don't really know what else to do before I take the test again. Any suggestions?
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Any advice? [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2005, 09:43
I am thinking about getting private tutoring. My feeling is that maybe if someone else saw me when I was solving problems he would be able to determine what I'm having trouble with. Also, I would have access to new material to work with. I definitely don't want to go to a class or have someone tell me "tricks" like backsolving, how to guess, etc as I know all that already. I've seen so many kaplan questions that I don't want to use them, and I've heard that princeton review doesn't have that tough questions. I'm aiming for a 49 or 50 on quant, and I want someone that would give me tough problems. I saw that veritas only has 99 percentile people, would that be the best place? Are there any others that would be good?
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2005, 01:55
i had private tutoring but i skipped it because i found it not very helpful. the tutor teached somme lessons about strategy and thats it. he also tried to teach me some skills but i came to the conclusion that its not worth it because you have to learn by yourself. i found it much more helpful to meet with other people who also prepared for the gmat. i can really recommend the challenges. they are tough. and for the sc part i would recommend the "gmat885sc". solve them and write the type of problem next to the question and then confirm your reasoning by visiting http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/index2.htm. for the cr and rc part i would recommend the lsat superprep. :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2005, 20:30
It really depends on the talent and knowledge of the instructor. Like most human activities there are some outstanding people, a lot of mediocre one, and quite a few terrible ones. I would suggest staying away from "canned" instruction programs.

A talented instructor will know where to find more quality practice materials - there is no real risk of depleting this pool.
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