So I'm stuck with this big dilemma. I have a 690 which is not a bad score but the quant score is really low 70th percentile. As an Indian with computer science background - there's no way in hell I can make it to the top schools with this score. So in order to give my quant score a boost I'm doing the GMATClub tests
and the progress has so far been hopeless.
The first 10 GMATClub tests
- My scores are pathetic. In the low 20th percentile. I'm really missing out on the fundamentals. I've been reading the explanations for all the wrong answers but then when I move to the next test there's a new type of question that gets to me. Here's what I've listed as the problem areas:
1. Lack of concentration - leading to a lot of silly mistakes.
2. Lack of understanding of the fundamentals - leading to unnecessary time spent on tough problems.
Does taking a course such as knewton help ? I'm not convinced that the fundamentals can be 'taught'. I'm in the process of almost giving up on top schools dream and try for tier 2 schools. Any advice ?
We have had people report success with Knewton. You can see the direct links in the review thread:gmat-prep-courses-classes-reviews-ratings-and-comparison-78451.html
The class can NOT help you with #1. I had a similar issue and the key with making silly mistakes is SLOW DOWN when reading and approaching the problem. Make sure you are answering the question being asked and nothing else. The test writers will throw in key words that will impact what you need to solve, and while you might have found the solution to the unknown in the problem, the question being asked might not care what the unknown really is.
Taking a course can help with #2, assuming you want to take that route. Go through the debrief threads in the share your GMAT experience forum and maybe you'll find someone with a similar experience. We have also had people report success with Kaplan premier
to nail down some math fundamentals.
Let us know if we can answer any other questions.