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# 440-700+, a good strategy?

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18 Mar 2018, 06:02
Hello!

I would really like to know a good strategy to get from a score of 440-700+ {Q-29, V-22}.
The materials required and so on.

Also,
How much time would it require to reach the score?
Your inputs would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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18 Mar 2018, 09:40
kingcrimson282 wrote:
Hello!

I would really like to know a good strategy to get from a score of 440-700+ {Q-29, V-22}.
The materials required and so on.

Also,
How much time would it require to reach the score?
Your inputs would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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IMO analyze the strength and weakness as per your latest prep test. Then you can start working on your weaknesses. Study from the MGMAT guides to brush up the basics of Quant and Verbal. MGMAT guides are comprehensive and covers all topics of the Gmat. You can also enroll for the self study plan of the Gmatclub. Alternatively you can enroll for an online course. Egmat Empowergmat, Economist gmat have good reviews on Gmatclub and you can take trial sessions before finalizing any of them.
Normally 4-5 months time is required to prepare for Gmat.
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18 Mar 2018, 09:50
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kingcrimson282 wrote:
Hello!

I would really like to know a good strategy to get from a score of 440-700+ {Q-29, V-22}.
The materials required and so on.

Also,
How much time would it require to reach the score?
Your inputs would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Hi
IMO analyze the strength and weakness as per your latest prep test. Then you can start working on your weaknesses. Study from the MGMAT guides to brush up the basics of Quant and Verbal. MGMAT guides are comprehensive and covers all topics of the Gmat. You can also enroll for the self study plan of the Gmatclub. Alternatively you can enroll for an online course. Egmat Empowergmat, Economist gmat have good reviews on Gmatclub and you can take trial sessions before finalizing any of them.
Normally 4-5 months time is required to prepare for Gmat.
Thank you.

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18 Mar 2018, 18:38
Hi kingcrimson282,

Raising a 440 to a 700+ will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?

Goals:
4) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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18 Mar 2018, 23:29
kingcrimson282 wrote:
Hello!

I would really like to know a good strategy to get from a score of 440-700+ {Q-29, V-22}.
The materials required and so on.

Also,
How much time would it require to reach the score?
Your inputs would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Hi,

To reach a desired score of 700 from 440 certainly needs some hard work and guided study plan. You can opt for MGMAT Guides latest edition and start of from there. They will cover both Q & V. Brush up the basics from these guides and try solving questions available on GMAT club directories. When you start hitting 600 around preparing from GMAT club, go for a good course such as Manhattan, e-gmat, Magoosh etc. Start posting answers on GC that will help you in understanding different approaches to every question. Make an error log from the start of your preparation and keep it update on daily basis. It may take around 4 months of consistent studies to reach 700+ score.

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19 Mar 2018, 03:07
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi kingcrimson282,

Raising a 440 to a 700+ will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?

Goals:
4) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
Hello!

1.) Been studying for a month now.
2.) Princeton Review guides
3.) CAT 1 - 440 {Q - 29, V - 22},
CAT 2 - 470 {Q - 37, V - 19}.
4.) Planning to take it by August.
5.) Apply by 2018 fall.
6.) Universities; - Carnegie Mellon. University, - Cornell University, - New York University, - UCL.

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19 Mar 2018, 11:18
Hi kingcrimson282,

With an August Test Date, you have plenty of time to study and improve - which is good. That having been said, you're going to have to be really 'efficient' with your studies. Many Test Takers who use a 'book heavy' study approach end up getting 'stuck' at a particular score level - and while it might be too early to define whether this has happened to you or not - it is meant to say that you'll likely end up needing to invest in some new, non-book resources. Considering the score improvement that you're looking for, you would likely find it beneficial to invest in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led).

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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19 Mar 2018, 12:31
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi kingcrimson282,

With an August Test Date, you have plenty of time to study and improve - which is good. That having been said, you're going to have to be really 'efficient' with your studies. Many Test Takers who use a 'book heavy' study approach end up getting 'stuck' at a particular score level - and while it might be too early to define whether this has happened to you or not - it is meant to say that you'll likely end up needing to invest in some new, non-book resources. Considering the score improvement that you're looking for, you would likely find it beneficial to invest in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led).

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
1.) 3 hours a day during the week days and 4 hours during the weekends. Thus, 23 hours in a week.

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20 Mar 2018, 12:00
Hi kingcrimson282,

If you can consistently study 20+ hours each week, then I suspect that you could improve a great deal (especially considering the amount of 'lead time' that you've given yourself). When it comes to studying for the GMAT, there are a variety of different options. Most GMAT Companies offer some type of free materials (practice problems, Trial Accounts, videos, etc.) that you can use to 'test out' a product before you buy it. We have a variety of those resources at our website (www.empowergmat.com). I suggest that you take advantage of all of them then choose the one that best matches your personality, timeline and budget.

If you have any additional questions, then you can feel free to contact me directly.

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07 May 2018, 05:33
QZ wrote:
kingcrimson282 wrote:
Hello!

I would really like to know a good strategy to get from a score of 440-700+ {Q-29, V-22}.
The materials required and so on.

Also,
How much time would it require to reach the score?
Your inputs would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Sent from my SM-G920I using GMAT Club Forum mobile app

Hi,

To reach a desired score of 700 from 440 certainly needs some hard work and guided study plan. You can opt for MGMAT Guides latest edition and start of from there. They will cover both Q & V. Brush up the basics from these guides and try solving questions available on GMAT club directories. When you start hitting 600 around preparing from GMAT club, go for a good course such as Manhattan, e-gmat, Magoosh etc. Start posting answers on GC that will help you in understanding different approaches to every question. Make an error log from the start of your preparation and keep it update on daily basis. It may take around 4 months of consistent studies to reach 700+ score.

QZ
Hello again!

How many hours a day would you suggest I put in?

Thank you for your input!

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