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

 It is currently 23 May 2017, 02:15

### 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

# 620 (Q39,V35) to 580 (Q33,V36)...need 700

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 06 Mar 2010
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

620 (Q39,V35) to 580 (Q33,V36)...need 700 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Mar 2010, 19:57
Hi Guys and Gals,

I'm hoping to get some help. I wrote the GMAT about 2 months ago with about 5 weeks of study time. I probably averaged 15 hrs (a week) for the first 4 weeks, and 4-5 hrs a day for the final week. Ended up with 620 (Q39,V35). I was pretty happy with my results, as I was getting 570-590 on the Kaplan prep tests and GMATprep.

I found out that I needed to re-write (for B-School purposes), and had 10 days to study. Spent 4 hrs/ day really focusing on my math (which i see as my main weak point). I did the GMAT Club diagnostic test and did very poorly. I went through all the wrong answers and tried to understand the mistakes. Spent the rest of the time working on GMATprep, and reviewing the wrong answers here on the board. Also spent some time in the OG and the GMAT quant review. Ended up with 590 on the GMATprep 1 (redo), and 650 on GMATprep 2.

I wrote again today, and ended up with a very disappointing 580 (Q33, V36). I felt like I had a breakdown on my basic math concepts.

I would appreciate whatever feedback i can get on building my score. I need to get 700, which i believe i should be able to achieve given my reasonable Verbal scores...

 Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount Codes Optimus Prep Discount Codes Magoosh Discount Codes
Intern
Joined: 06 Mar 2010
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Re: 620 (Q39,V35) to 580 (Q33,V36)...need 700 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Mar 2010, 21:49
I've been reading through the forum, there's a ton of great advice! If anyone has anything specific they could contribute, I'd appreciate it.
Intern
Joined: 03 Mar 2010
Posts: 37
Location: Washington, DC
Schools: GWSB
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 2

Re: 620 (Q39,V35) to 580 (Q33,V36)...need 700 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Mar 2010, 07:43
_________________
Founder
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 14911
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 3951

Kudos [?]: 25098 [2] , given: 4746

Re: 620 (Q39,V35) to 580 (Q33,V36)...need 700 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Mar 2010, 10:30
2
KUDOS
Expert's post
As probably both of you know, the highest gmat score is achieved by balancing the two sections (verbal and quant).
The concept is that getting a 70th percentile in both will get you 80th or 90th overall.

So, quant should definitely be the focus.
One of the main reasons for a lower quant score is not using the proper materials: would look into Kaplan math workbook or even better, get the quant MGMAT Guides. Number Properties, Word Translations, etc.

Also, you may want to take a step back and dive into basics before even toughing any of the above books and start with MGMAT Math Foundations - a very good book for those not comfortable with math. It starts with basics and builds up from that.
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

US News Rankings progression - last 10 years in a snapshot - New!
Just starting out with GMAT? Start here...
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Manager
Joined: 22 Sep 2009
Posts: 219
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 8

Re: 620 (Q39,V35) to 580 (Q33,V36)...need 700 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Mar 2010, 20:03
bb wrote:
As probably both of you know, the highest gmat score is achieved by balancing the two sections (verbal and quant).
The concept is that getting a 70th percentile in both will get you 80th or 90th overall.

Wow, thanks bb. I did not know that...
Intern
Joined: 06 Mar 2010
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Re: 620 (Q39,V35) to 580 (Q33,V36)...need 700 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Mar 2010, 18:44
bb wrote:
As probably both of you know, the highest gmat score is achieved by balancing the two sections (verbal and quant).
The concept is that getting a 70th percentile in both will get you 80th or 90th overall.

So, quant should definitely be the focus.
One of the main reasons for a lower quant score is not using the proper materials: would look into Kaplan math workbook or even better, get the quant MGMAT Guides. Number Properties, Word Translations, etc.

Thanks, bb. I've ordered the MGMAT number properties, f,d&p, word translations, E,I&VIC, and SC guides.
I already have the Kaplan Premiere Online.

The rush is on, I have just under 3 weeks until the re-write!
Re: 620 (Q39,V35) to 580 (Q33,V36)...need 700   [#permalink] 09 Mar 2010, 18:44
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
3 580 to 700 -- A journey! 4 03 Sep 2013, 05:13
4 My Undoing Persists! - 610(Q39, V35) - 3rd attempt 16 30 Jul 2012, 11:42
4 580 to 700 in 45 days 7 12 Jan 2012, 22:34
2 GMAT 620 (Q 39 V 35) : Knocked over, not knocked out 14 17 Nov 2011, 14:47
610 (Q39 V35) AWA 5.5 1 21 Dec 2007, 13:53
Display posts from previous: Sort by