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Advice for scoring 760+

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New post 08 Sep 2018, 19:32
Hi folks! I'm studying for the GMAT and aiming for a score 760 or above. I'd love to confirm - given my practice test score history below, is Quant the right section for me to be focused on? I was planning on using some of the strategies from the "improve your quant from 44 to 50" post if so.

Thanks so much for your advice. I really appreciate the supportive community here!

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Overall: 730 / 96%
Q: 46 / 60%
V: 45 / 99%

GMAT Club (I took 1 verbal and 3 quantitative)
Overall: from 770 to 700 to 780
Q1: 50 / 93%
Q2: 41 / 46%
Q3: 50 / 98%
V: 45 / 99%

Manhattan Prep CAT #1
Overall: 740 / 97%
Q: 47 / 63%
V: 45 / 99%
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eggangel wrote:
Hi folks! I'm studying for the GMAT and aiming for a score 760 or above. I'd love to confirm - given my practice test score history below, is Quant the right section for me to be focused on? I was planning on using some of the strategies from the "improve your quant from 44 to 50" post if so.

Thanks so much for your advice. I really appreciate the supportive community here!

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GMAT Official CAT #1
Overall: 730 / 96%
Q: 46 / 60%
V: 45 / 99%

GMAT Club (I took 1 verbal and 3 quantitative)
Overall: from 770 to 700 to 780
Q1: 50 / 93%
Q2: 41 / 46%
Q3: 50 / 98%
V: 45 / 99%

Manhattan Prep CAT #1
Overall: 740 / 97%
Q: 47 / 63%
V: 45 / 99%
Yes, quant seems to be the section that needs work.

Your verbal score is very high. Just keep taking tests regularly so that your verbal doesn't drop. Also, getting a string of high scores in the verbal section will increase your confidence and decrease the probability of a significantly different score on test day.
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Thank you for the guidance, I appreciate it! Time to study some quant :)
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Your verbal score is really good. How long have you prepared for the exam? when are you taking real exam ?
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New post 09 Sep 2018, 10:44
Thank you! I've been studying for about a month, and my exam is in a couple weeks. I've been taking these practice tests about once a week in addition to reviewing concepts and specific problems and problems I've messed up. I'm a little worried because it feels like my math studying hasn't clearly paid off in my scores yet.
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New post 11 Sep 2018, 18:21
Hi eggangel,

Great practice test scores! To improve your quant score to a higher level, you have to go through GMAT quant carefully to find your exact weaknesses, fill gaps in your knowledge, and strengthen your skills. The overall process will be to learn all about how to answer question types with which you currently aren't very comfortable and do dozens of practice questions category by category, basically driving up your score point by point.

For example, if you find that you are not strong in answering Number Properties questions, then carefully review the conceptual underpinnings of how to answer Number Properties questions and practice by answering 50 or more questions just from Number Properties: LCM, GCF, units digit patterns, divisibility, remainders, etc. When you are working on learning to answer questions of a particular type, start off taking your time, and then seek to speed up as you get more comfortable answering questions of that type. As you do such practice, do a thorough analysis of each question that you don't get right. If you got a remainder question wrong, ask yourself why. Did you make a careless mistake? Did you not properly apply the remainder formula? Was there a concept you did not understand in the question? By carefully analyzing your mistakes, you will be able to efficiently fix your weaknesses and in turn improve your GMAT quant skills. Number Properties is just one example; follow this process for all quant topics.

Each time you strengthen your understanding of a topic and your skill in answering questions of a particular type, you increase your odds of hitting your score goal. You know that there are types of questions that you are happy to see and types that you would rather not see, and types of questions that you take a long time to answer correctly. Learn to more effectively answer the types of questions that you would rather not see, and make them into your favorite types. Learn to correctly answer in two minutes or less questions that you currently take five minutes to answer. By finding, say, a dozen weaker quant areas and turning them into strong areas, you will make great progress toward hitting your quant score goal. If a dozen areas turn out not to be enough, strengthen some more areas.

So, work on accuracy and generally finding correct answers, work on specific weaker areas one by one to make them strong areas, and when you take a practice GMAT or the real thing, take all the time per question available to do your absolute best to get right answers consistently. The GMAT is essentially a game of seeing how many right answers you can get in the time allotted. Approach the test with that conception in mind, and focus intently on the question in front of you with one goal in mind: getting a CORRECT answer.

In order to follow the path described above, you may need some new quant materials, so take a look at the GMAT Club reviews for the best quant courses.

You also may find it helpful to read this article about
how to score a 700+ on the GMAT.

Please reach out with any further questions.

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