GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 25 Sep 2018, 12:20

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

640 to 770 after studying for 2 days

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Current Student
avatar
Joined: 10 Apr 2017
Posts: 4
Location: United States (CT)
Schools: Stanford '19 (A)
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V49
GPA: 3.7
640 to 770 after studying for 2 days  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 May 2017, 00:00
99th percentile overal, 99th verbal, 92nd integrated reasoning, 88th quant, 5.5 AWA

I spent 25 bucks on the Princeton Review GMAT prep book (GMAT 2017 Strategies, Practice & Review with 2 practice test) and studied for 2 days (while on spring break on a beach) and improved my score from 640 (practice test) to 770 (real score). Never studied or taken the GMAT before. I decided to apply to Harvard and Stanford's deferred program for college senior on a whim while on vacation and literally booked, studied and took the GMAT within that week.

I guess you don't really need to spend an outrageous amount of money to score well on the GMAT. I identified my trouble spots (Verbal section) using the practice test and then spent about two full days, 8 hours each day studying that section only. The Princeton Review book has multiple chapters for each section. I just divided the hours I have for studying equally for each chapter and try to hit that time target. On the test day I tried not to get too bogged down with any particular question, and was very cognizant of the time. I also recommend practice questions with graphs because sometimes they can give you some wacky bar/chart questions that people normally don't encounter and therefore do not know how to interpret the graph.

I was nervous to take the test, and also did not take a second practice test after the first one (I only had a couple days to study so I could not realistically take a second practice test).

For people like who are pressed with time and doesn't think they have enough time to study for a good score, go for it! Also, it helps to be a senior in college where you are still in studying mode.
Founder
Founder
User avatar
V
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 17344
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GMAT ToolKit User CAT Tests
  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 May 2017, 19:25
1
Wow. Just imagine hat score you could have gotten in 3 days!!!???!!! Or Fourrrrrr. Yiykes.

Posted from my mobile device

Posted from my mobile device
Senior CR Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Long way to go!
Joined: 10 Oct 2016
Posts: 1385
Location: Viet Nam
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
640 to 770 after studying for 2 days  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 May 2017, 20:34
Oh, your result really shocked me. Is there any magic that you could climb from 76 percentile up to 98% percentile?

I think that there is no magic here. I bet that your strength is verbal, since you faced no problem to master GMAT materials for such a very very short time, just 2 days :shock: :shock: . Also, your skills, especially research skill and logic skill, are probably at top tier with very good performance. No doubt that you have already had a plan to apply at Harvard or Stanford. Why don't you show us your profile? :-D

Btw, congratulation! :-D Such a really good start to go ahead :-D
_________________

Actual LSAT CR bank by Broall

How to solve quadratic equations - Factor quadratic equations
Factor table with sign: The useful tool to solve polynomial inequalities
Applying AM-GM inequality into finding extreme/absolute value

New Error Log with Timer

GMAT Club Bot
640 to 770 after studying for 2 days &nbs [#permalink] 03 May 2017, 20:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by

640 to 770 after studying for 2 days

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: chetan2u, bb, EMPOWERgmatRichC

Events & Promotions

PREV
NEXT
HOT DEALS FOR SEPTEMBER
e-GMAT: Free 30 day Access! 25+ Video Lessons | 400+ Practice Questions | 7 Free Webinars
Economist GMAT - Free Free 1-week trial + Free Test
examPAL - Try it for free Online, personalized course | Tutor support | Special GMAT Club discount + tests included
Target Test Prep - Save $800 $50 Discount + $750 Bonus [GMAT Club
Tests and Premium MBA Bundle]
EMPOWERgmat - $85/mo GMAT Club tests included 2nd month GMAT Prep Exams 3, 4, 5 & 6
Kaplan Courses - Save $475 $225 Discount + $250 Bonus
Math Revolution - $99/3 mo Free 1-month trial + Diagnostic Test
GMAT Club Tests - Free Included with every course purchase
of $149 or more - Full List is here


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.