Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
I do not know your quant score but my first reaction is that you have to focus on the only relevant material available which is the official guide.
I started to work with Kaplan
but this is little bit disturbing (IMO) : this is something you have to go through but not necessarily exact replica from the actual test.
You have still one month of prep till your next test so use it wisely in trying to understand all your mistakes : a paper or electronic error log
is something useful (I started it after my first attempt) and regular posting and reading here at gmatclub is also an invaluable way of improvement. I encountered the same RC hard time during the test and I know now that I have to solve as fast as possible SC and CR to dedicate more time to RC...
On Oct 18th 2004, I took my first GMAT and thought I did OK. When I pressed the button and 440 popped on the screen, I could not beleive it.
I registered for Dec 4th, completed both GMAT verbal and math work book and drove all the way to diamond bar, 120 miles away. Though I had only 250 $$$ in my account, I still rented a motel for night.
Throught out the test, I was Oops confident that I was doing great. After I was done, I pressed button to receive my score. Guess what was my score? Ya, 440 Again.
What should I do ? I have to take it again on January 4th. Need to get 660 +. These were my scores before the real gmat exam.
Power Prep 1 570 ( four days before exam)
Power Prep 2 650 ( Two days before exam). I did math from power prep over a period of one month back in july. And I did english more than 1 1/2 months ago.
Does any one has an idea where I did wrong... What should I do..One think I know is that I panic... I had 17 in verbal. Two reading comprehension passeges took a lot of my time and showed up within topw ten questions...
How should I get 650....Any strategies..What books should I use...I signed up for Kaplan class
course.. Shower me with opinions...