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New post 07 Sep 2008, 13:49
Hi. I started prepping/studying for GMAT last summer (took MGMAT online course). Took it last December and did horribly (440) mostly because I didn't take enough practice exams leading up to real thing. Since then, I took all of January off, and started from the ground up from Feb to April. Taken about 2 practice exams per month, scores range from mid 500's to 610. Unfortunately, just finished another practice exam (MGMAT) and got a 520 (28Q, 34V). I am devistated. Going to B-school is a goal for me for next fall, but looks like this exam is my barrier. I do tons of practice problems (I have OG11 and both verbal and quant guides, Kaplan GMAT, Cracking the GMAT, GMAT 800 books, so I have the materials!) I spend 2 hours 4 days a week doing OG problems (10 questions, 20 min--20 verbal and 20 quant per night), but maybe I should be doing more? Looks like my biggest weaknesses are number properties and algebra. What else can I do to improve my scores in these categories? Oh, Data sufficiency is killing me too!

I don't know what to do. I know I can do it and I know I am much weaker in quant than verbal. I read on someone's thread that you should take one practice exam per week leading up to the actual exam. Should I completely erase my hopes of taking the exam the beginning of October and push back b-school another year? I just want to hit the 650 mark!!! HELP!

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New post 10 Sep 2008, 01:24
Hi

Dont loose the hope boss you will do it certainely, only thing u require is a right attitude to solve the problem.......... My case is almost same like yours i am terrible at quant and have attempted the gamt exam two times but couldn't even manage to touch the mean score...

But still i'll suggest change your way of studying, take each quant probs as if it is nothing.

and keep practicing and solving questions on different gmat forums .


Till then study hard and enjoyyyyyyyyy. U will reach to ur destination...

Good luck

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New post 17 Sep 2008, 13:31
Thank you for the words of encouragement! Wish me luck and I can't wait to beat the gmat's A$$! :)

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New post 26 Sep 2008, 08:46
Hi Gdrea3,
First off,Welcome!You are in great hands.As long as you are determined and dedicated, you will greatly improve your scores. A lot of people in this site were or are in the same situation.alot of people's scores improved while participating in this forum. Participating is the key word here, that is taking and giving advice. Incidentally, most people with improved scores participate actively in this forum and are very focused.
Keep up your fighting spirit and focus on studying continuously for a considerably period of time. You will see the benefits in a while.




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New post 29 Sep 2008, 02:14
Hello,

How are new scores coming along on your practice test? I personally feel that it would be a good idea to postpone the test unless your hitting your target score on your practice test. That way you could feel more confident going into the test. I read on this forum that the MGMAT is pretty accurate on what your actual score would be on the test. Participating on this board will be a huge help because you can gather other students perspective on how they study and on what works/what doesn't. I know this post is a bit late but thought I'd still post it for other readers and note I am only an undergraduate college student (junior, 23 years old, transfer student) so take it for what its worth :lol: .

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Welcome to the Jungle, Miketx.

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New post 02 Oct 2008, 00:27
Thanks snow wolf. I trolled around these forums for awhile and figured I'd start posting and contributing to the forum as best as I can :-D . In a few year when I take the GMAT I will be in the same shoes as most here on this forum. Have you taken the GMAT yet or are you planning on taking it any time soon?

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New post 02 Oct 2008, 07:15
I have done the GMAT three times.i have not been able to crack 700 yet.but,my attempts have the following scores:430,560,and 620.I applying to john molson school of business.Concordia University,Canada.(there is a tuition waiver if you get 700).

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New post 03 Oct 2008, 08:39
Nice! Hopefully you get a 700 for the tuition waiver. Your score is getting better and better each time so hopefully you get it soon. Do you make an error log when you study? When are you planning on taking it again?

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