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7 days to go for the Big Day

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18 Mar 2012, 23:01
Hi all,
I need a quick advice.I am aiming at 700 +.. Till now i am not able to cross the figure on my mocks.
M struggling around 660-680 on Gmat prep. With Q(46-48) and verbal(34-37).
I am planning to attempt as many questions as possible from gmat prep docs for next 4-5 days.
Please let me know will that help.
I want to achieve 49 Q and want to touch 40 in Verbal.
Pls. pls. help me.
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19 Mar 2012, 15:37
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Look at my post here: all-february-2012-gmat-takes-125780.html You will see links to advice for Last Month and Last Week study plans. GOOD LUCK! We look forward to hearing your debrief!
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19 Mar 2012, 14:26
Make sure you don't underestimate the psychological elements of the exam as you approach exam day.

As you study, try to mimick the real exam conditions as best you can. Before you plunge into a set of questions, imagine yourself sitting in the real exam room as if it were the real thing. Visualize yourself succeed in the same way that pro athletes do.

You can reference more tips here: http://www.gmatpill.com/about/studying- ... trategies/

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19 Mar 2012, 15:04
Do what you can, but don't overextend yourself right before the test. Make sure to take one or two days off right before the GMAT to stay fresh and energized. Many make the mistake of doing way too much right before the exam. Please don't succumb to this temptation. Stay in control.

Your quant is pretty solid, but I'm not sure whether going over OG material for math is the best method (assuming that you have successfully completed OG Quant and OG 12 already). Look into Jeff Sackmann's Extreme Challenge math set. At 25 dollars, it's not cheap. But it's an excellent source for upper-level math problems and explanations. You still have time to finish it.

The most points for you will come from verbal, since there's more room for improvement. There's not much time left, though, so just focus on your weakest points. For your weak areas, review the OG questions (and answers) and re-read and brush up on specific sections in the guidebooks
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19 Mar 2012, 22:05
Thanks for the link GMATLA, I found some useful tips in there.

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19 Mar 2012, 22:38
GMATLA wrote:
Look at my post here: all-february-2012-gmat-takes-125780.html You will see links to advice for Last Month and Last Week study plans. GOOD LUCK! We look forward to hearing your debrief!

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19 Mar 2012, 22:40
bmillan01 wrote:
Do what you can, but don't overextend yourself right before the test. Make sure to take one or two days off right before the GMAT to stay fresh and energized. Many make the mistake of doing way too much right before the exam. Please don't succumb to this temptation. Stay in control.

Your quant is pretty solid, but I'm not sure whether going over OG material for math is the best method (assuming that you have successfully completed OG Quant and OG 12 already). Look into Jeff Sackmann's Extreme Challenge math set. At 25 dollars, it's not cheap. But it's an excellent source for upper-level math problems and explanations. You still have time to finish it.

The most points for you will come from verbal, since there's more room for improvement. There's not much time left, though, so just focus on your weakest points. For your weak areas, review the OG questions (and answers) and re-read and brush up on specific sections in the guidebooks

Thanks for the great advice.will give my best.
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23 Mar 2012, 09:04
Thank God . I am able to see a 700+ on my mock score card for the first time...Gave Gmat prep today Score 740(50 q 40 v)...
I know the questions were repeated(m sure 3 out of 4 RC were new for me) but finally i am relieved to some extent.
4 more days to go.
Wish me luck and pray for me:):):)I need that :):)
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25 Mar 2012, 10:12
Best of luck for your test!!

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25 Mar 2012, 11:01
You may also like to go through this link
what-to-do-for-the-last-14-days-before-the-real-test-120895.html
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A WAY TO INCREASE FROM QUANT 35-40 TO 47 : http://gmatclub.com/forum/a-way-to-increase-from-q35-40-to-q-138750.html

Q 47/48 To Q 50 + http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-final-climb-quest-for-q-50-from-q47-129441.html#p1064367

Three good RC strategies http://gmatclub.com/forum/three-different-strategies-for-attacking-rc-127287.html

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25 Mar 2012, 11:02
You may also like to go through this link
what-to-do-for-the-last-14-days-before-the-real-test-120895.html
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Fire the final bullet only when you are constantly hitting the Bull's eye, till then KEEP PRACTICING.

A WAY TO INCREASE FROM QUANT 35-40 TO 47 : http://gmatclub.com/forum/a-way-to-increase-from-q35-40-to-q-138750.html

Q 47/48 To Q 50 + http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-final-climb-quest-for-q-50-from-q47-129441.html#p1064367

Three good RC strategies http://gmatclub.com/forum/three-different-strategies-for-attacking-rc-127287.html

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