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Hey guys.. I'm new to this forum. ;)
This was my first attempt on Gmat. I almost mastered the official guide and 2 other guides that were printed by GMAC.
When I took the practice test(one that I downloaded from MBA.com) a month before GMAT I scored bad on Q and I got about V37 without actually concentrate on solving the questions.
When I solved OG and Official review guides I got most of the verbal questions right. So I was actually expecting above V 40, but instead I got 22.... LOL!!!! T_T
I'm so embarrassed and shameful. (Many people around me actually expected me to get at least 650...)
I want to try until I get at least 700! It may be impossible for me, but I at least want to give it an another try.
What should I do? I only studied Official guide, 2 official review, and Princeton review.
Thx for reading and GL on your GMAT!!
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Hi there,
I am on the same boat! I was doing very well on the practice tests. I was scoring the lowest 640 and the highest 710 on the practice tests but I only scored 550 on the actual one. Yes, I wanted to cry. I got Q39 V27. I always expected to score higher on Verbal but in fact I sucked at it.
I will try to shoot for another test - but do not know when.
I am concentrating now on my Verbal skills - using the CR Bible book and SC from Mahanttan.
Do not give up! Practice more and you will get there!
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Thank you for your reply
I actually read MHT Sc guide book about 2 times already... I think I should read it like 10 times :)

One of my problem in solving SC was that I was unable to spot the main errors because I put them into few groups. So I actually knew what I am looking for when I practice.

How do you study for reading? Most of the time I understand the pasages, but sometimes I simply don't and I lose about 3 questions.
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New post 16 Dec 2008, 08:46
mandb wrote:
Thank you for your reply
I actually read MHT Sc guide book about 2 times already... I think I should read it like 10 times :)

One of my problem in solving SC was that I was unable to spot the main errors because I put them into few groups. So I actually knew what I am looking for when I practice.

How do you study for reading? Most of the time I understand the pasages, but sometimes I simply don't and I lose about 3 questions.


I think you can send me messages so we can discuss more our "issues" with each other. What do you think?
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New post 16 Dec 2008, 13:13
nganle08: i had a similar experience as yours... i've been scoring in the range of 650~720 on all the practice exams i took (6 MGMAT tests and 5 GMATPrep) and when i actually took the exam, i scored 530 with Q37 and V23 (don't have the exact breakdown in front of me)
i've already registered for another exam...hopefully this time i'll get a score similar to my practice exam scores! :)
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New post 16 Dec 2008, 13:27
jkang wrote:
nganle08: i had a similar experience as yours... i've been scoring in the range of 650~720 on all the practice exams i took (6 MGMAT tests and 5 GMATPrep) and when i actually took the exam, i scored 530 with Q37 and V23 (don't have the exact breakdown in front of me)
i've already registered for another exam...hopefully this time i'll get a score similar to my practice exam scores! :)


When will be your second exam?
I feel kind of scared when thinking about the exam; thus, I am still hesitant to register. I will re-take it no later than end of Jan 09, so I will enroll very soon.
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New post 16 Dec 2008, 14:35
yeah i was reluctant to reschedule for another test b/c i felt betrayed...
i still don't really know what went wrong since i studied hard and even on the exam day i wasn't really nervous...but then i thought if i don't give it another shot all my prep would go to waste so i scheduled for jan.9...which is like 5 weeks from my last exam date...i didn't want to take too long of a break just in case i forget what i studied...
you should give it another shot!
we could both have a better story :)
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New post 17 Dec 2008, 20:12
You are not alone. I have similar experience when I took my GMAT. I always scored above 700 on my practice test. Actually my GMATprep exam I got 760 (Q51 V41), but on the real exam I got only 660 (Q51 V28).
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