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# 490 to 640 to..re-taking gmat, need help

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GMAT 1: 640 Q45 V34
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490 to 640 to..re-taking gmat, need help [#permalink]

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29 Oct 2012, 12:04
Hi
I have taken the Gmat twice, first I got a 490, and then year later, I got 640(V-34, Q-45). I have been advised by many to take it again. I am now aiming at 740, but have very little time, as I want to catch up for R2 applications(Nov/Dec). I have almost 2 weeks to prepare. I have been going through Manhattan flash cards and strategies. from where should I practice quant, RC and CR? I am done with OG 11,12, Kaplan Gmatbook,Princeton Review gmat, 1000 SC, half of 1000 CR. for quant- I am doing advance strategy guide. for verbal-should I do only OG 13, considering there is a new IR section as well?Should I also buy verbal review-GMAC or Powerscore CR?
Strengths-
SC- familiar with all rules, done manhattan SC, OG 11,12, 1000 SC
CR-I can categorise and recognise question type- Goal-plan/ Cause-effect/data etc.
RC-I am mostly fine with social sciences, business related passages
Quant-concepts clear. i have all notes/short cuts required, only need more practice

Weakness
CR-hit rate dwindles between 6/10 to 8/10. either I misinterpret the passage or I am mostly unsure between two answer options. I trued to do LSAT, but found it too discouraging.
RC-I am not good with passages on natural sciences. I take a glance(skim) of the passage->notice shifts and tone-> then read question->look for answer. I didn't practice this section much for last gmat exam.
Quant-slow at calculations, not a fan of probability/ P&C, make silly mistakes, in last exam-time management was shaky.
IR-I am not at all prepared for this section and have not been fond of interpreting data, but I do know that schools are really looking at this score. What should I aim in that case.

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31 Oct 2012, 13:51
Hi Winds81,

For your GMAT score, which MBA programs are you considering? If you are looking at top business schools, it is important to score at least a 700 on the test.

Remember that your top score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. There is no harm in taking the test multiple times.

Lastly, we also provide free GMAT advice here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/gmat-files/

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Re: 490 to 640 to..re-taking gmat, need help   [#permalink] 31 Oct 2012, 13:51
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