It is currently 18 Nov 2017, 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

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

A Week Before The Test - GMAT Prep Scores Are Abysmal

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

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 20 Feb 2012
Posts: 11

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

A Week Before The Test - GMAT Prep Scores Are Abysmal [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Mar 2012, 16:44
The program I'm currently looking at recommends a GMAT score of 600 which sounded very attainable when I started studying a month and a half ago. For the past month and a half I've spent my time 75% on quant (I'm very weak here), 25% on verbal but after taking the two practice quizzes in the GMAT software, both of my scores are in the 470-490 range. My last practice test was a Q27 (missed 5 of the last 5, not for lack of trying or wanting to be done), V31 for a 490.

At this point, I'm just dumbfounded and feel like I've accomplished nothing with my studying. At this point do I just keep reviewing my OG guide or is there any other general strategies to help cope with such a low scores.

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

Verbal Forum Moderator
avatar
Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 280

Kudos [?]: 981 [0], given: 23

Premium Member
Re: A Week Before The Test - GMAT Prep Scores Are Abysmal [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Mar 2012, 21:43
Hi,

I am not sure of your exam dates.

Based on what you are saying, I believe the only source you been referring to is OG for your studies.

IMO, OG should be used only for practice questions and not as guide on strategies or for formulas. You should take help of some standard guides that will help you in this regard.

I would suggest Manhattan GMAT strategy guides.

There are lot of articles on this forum on what good books to refer to. The below link is a good starting point.

best-gmat-books-118706.html?fl=menu
_________________

********************
Push +1 kudos button please, if you like my post.

Kudos [?]: 981 [0], given: 23

Expert Post
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
User avatar
G
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 7736

Kudos [?]: 17780 [0], given: 235

Location: Pune, India
Re: A Week Before The Test - GMAT Prep Scores Are Abysmal [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Mar 2012, 22:40
RyanP wrote:
The program I'm currently looking at recommends a GMAT score of 600 which sounded very attainable when I started studying a month and a half ago. For the past month and a half I've spent my time 75% on quant (I'm very weak here), 25% on verbal but after taking the two practice quizzes in the GMAT software, both of my scores are in the 470-490 range. My last practice test was a Q27 (missed 5 of the last 5, not for lack of trying or wanting to be done), V31 for a 490.

At this point, I'm just dumbfounded and feel like I've accomplished nothing with my studying. At this point do I just keep reviewing my OG guide or is there any other general strategies to help cope with such a low scores.


First of all, you might want to shift your test date. It is not very probable that you will get a 600 in the actual GMAT after a 480 average in GMAT prep tests. You may not want to have a low score on your record.
Secondly, going up from 480 to 600 is not tough at all. You need to go through the entire theory related to GMAT once. You can do that by picking up the test prep material of any one of the test prep companies. e.g. Veritas has 15 books covering everything from Math essentials to advanced word problems, basic CR to advanced CR, theory related to RC along with tons of practice passages, Grammar fundamentals and SC strategies, AWA templates etc. It will take you about a month and a half to go through all available resources (including practice assignments, tests, on demand lectures). Once you are done, you should see a major improvement in your score. OGs are only for practice questions; they do not give you much theory of the relevant concepts.
Another option you can use is a full classroom course which lasts for 7 weeks (or an online course), if finances permit. You would benefit a lot from either one. Going up to 650 is pretty do-able for most people who are willing to put in the time and effort.
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor
My Blog

Get started with Veritas Prep GMAT On Demand for $199

Veritas Prep Reviews

Kudos [?]: 17780 [0], given: 235

Re: A Week Before The Test - GMAT Prep Scores Are Abysmal   [#permalink] 21 Mar 2012, 22:40
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A Week Before The Test - GMAT Prep Scores Are Abysmal

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

Moderator: HKD1710

HOT DEALS FOR NOVEMBER
Economist GMAT - Free Free 1-week trial + Free Test
Kaplan Courses - Save $475 $225 Discount + $250 Bonus
Target Test Prep - $800 $50 Discount + $750 Bonus [GMAT Club
Tests and Premium MBA Bundle]
EMPOWERgmat - $99/mo GMAT Club tests included 2nd month
GMAT Club Tests - Free Included with every course purchase
of $149 or more - Full List is here


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| 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®.