Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 25 May 2017, 23:48

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

50 Point Drop in Practice Test - Knewton

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 28 Nov 2012
Posts: 44
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 41 [0], given: 3

50 Point Drop in Practice Test - Knewton [#permalink]

Show Tags

06 Jan 2013, 20:49
I started studying for the GMAT a little less than two months ago took here are my scores below:

Q V
Diagnostic GMAT 31 26 480
Practice GMAT #1 36 31 550
Practice GMAT #2 31 29 500

Is it common to have swings like this both in math and verbal?

I mean on the last test I bombed missed about 60% of RC and I will work on that but scored in the 75% range on SC and CR.

Math is an challenge for me and I clearly got smoked on the last test, I am confident that I can score in 80-90% in verbal. Any suggestions for the math portion so I can try to hit my goal of 650?

I'm pretty weak in number properties, exponents, I feel like I don't see some of the manipulations most people do or I take a different route get stuck then I end up guessing between two or three via logic.

Any suggestions help, much appreciated.
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 7375
Location: Pune, India
Followers: 2288

Kudos [?]: 15115 [0], given: 224

Re: 50 Point Drop in Practice Test - Knewton [#permalink]

Show Tags

08 Jan 2013, 21:10
skiingforthewknds wrote:
I started studying for the GMAT a little less than two months ago took here are my scores below:

Q V
Diagnostic GMAT 31 26 480
Practice GMAT #1 36 31 550
Practice GMAT #2 31 29 500

Is it common to have swings like this both in math and verbal?

I mean on the last test I bombed missed about 60% of RC and I will work on that but scored in the 75% range on SC and CR.

Math is an challenge for me and I clearly got smoked on the last test, I am confident that I can score in 80-90% in verbal. Any suggestions for the math portion so I can try to hit my goal of 650?

I'm pretty weak in number properties, exponents, I feel like I don't see some of the manipulations most people do or I take a different route get stuck then I end up guessing between two or three via logic.

Any suggestions help, much appreciated.

You are scoring around 500. A 50 point swing in the practice tests is common from day to day. What you will score on any given day depends on a ton of factors so don't fret about it.

If you are weak in certain areas, you need to work on them. There is no way around. Get a book of number properties and go through it a couple of times. Once you are familiar with the concepts, they will be easier to recall. Also, you will need to practice lots of questions to be able to manipulate the question and get it to the desired form. If you get stuck on a question, check out the explanation, then try to solve on your own and then try some more similar questions to practice. Check out the different methods people use to solve the same question. As I said, there is no shortcut. Hard work is required to improve. (Once your concepts are clear, then you will see that there are tons of shortcuts to solve most questions in less than a minute.)
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor
My Blog

Get started with Veritas Prep GMAT On Demand for \$199

Veritas Prep Reviews

Re: 50 Point Drop in Practice Test - Knewton   [#permalink] 08 Jan 2013, 21:10
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Dropped 100 points from prep tests 3 21 Mar 2017, 08:42
Decision dilemma: Actual GMAT dropped 100 points from GMAT prep test 5 17 Nov 2015, 06:58
1 Knewton Practice Tests 2 28 Oct 2012, 07:44
Extending Knewton Tests Access 1 03 Apr 2012, 15:18
Display posts from previous: Sort by