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

 It is currently 18 Jun 2018, 06:32

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# D day is approaching in 30 day. Need help

Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 12 Mar 2009
Posts: 301
D day is approaching in 30 day. Need help [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jul 2009, 12:07
i have now exactly 30 days for my d day. My existing score GMAT prep score is in the range of 670-690 with M49 V34-36. I want to improve my score by atleast 30-50 points.

1. What should be my strategy now in remaining 30 days? (Assuming 2 hours on weekdays and 8 hrs on weekends. I am also taking a test every week end.)

2. I have a big gap in verbal of around 8-10 points which will take my score northwards. (My RC, CR is now good in range of 85-90% but SC is around 75-80%. So trying to improve SC now.)

3. One more thing i have got psyched out with the exam fear, hence performance pressure is killing my 20-30 points. Request someone please talk about this as well.

4. Should i give it a try or postpone the D day.

Thanks a ton.
Senior Manager
Joined: 01 Mar 2009
Posts: 349
Location: PDX
Re: D day is approaching in 30 day. Need help [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jul 2009, 12:21
Ok first and foremost - chill out. Man, for Christ sakes it's an exam - not a marriage or some life changing event .

Once you've chilled down sufficiently - ( I would suggest taking a thermometer reading, not the clinical one u know ) .. just go through the basics of Sentence correction and CR. Do the initial problems in the OG. They are quite easy as you know and will give you sufficient morale boost. I guess that'll help a lot.

I guess you need a change in attitude from 'Oh my god, GMAT Verbal is gonna kill me' TO 'F*** it man, I'm gonna rip the verbal beast apart'.

Good luck, don't stress yourself too much. Take it a little easy and you'll make it to the upper 700s - easily and 30 days is plenty of time to achieve that.
_________________

In the land of the night, the chariot of the sun is drawn by the grateful dead

Retired Moderator
Status: Accepting donations for the mohater MBA debt repayment fund
Joined: 05 Feb 2008
Posts: 1850
Location: United States
Concentration: Operations, Finance
Schools: Ross '14 (M)
GMAT 2: 710 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.54
WE: Accounting (Manufacturing)
Re: D day is approaching in 30 day. Need help [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jul 2009, 13:00
Have you taken any free exams that provide feedback on question type and difficulty?

If not, I suggest you do so. The information obtained from such an exam is priceless in identifying deficiencies. Once the deficiencies are identified, then you can come up with a game plan to kill the GMAT.

My favorite is the free Manhattan GMAT practice exam:
http://www.manhattangmat.com/StoreItemS ... ItemID=158

_________________

Strategy Discussion Thread | Strategy Master | GMAT Debrief| Please discuss strategies in discussion thread. Master thread will be updated accordingly. | GC Member Write Ups

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Senior Manager
Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Posts: 349
Location: San Francisco
Re: D day is approaching in 30 day. Need help [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jul 2009, 13:02
Before sitting down your prep I would suggest you to take a 20-30 minute job in the near by park and a shower and sit with a fresh set of mind.

Remember to be the top you need not be getting a score of > 750 and an admit in the top 5 schools, I know enough people in my office who basically have no idea what they are doing and are MBA grads from the Stanford and Harvard.

So what is important is doing your best and get into the best college possible and doing the smart work later on at your work place. Not all HBS grads are CEO's so chill.

So try to revise the Manhattan SC atleast twice in the next two weeks and practice lots of SC questions, SC follows a pattern to its easy to break it. You need to break the mental barrier that SC is screwing up your GMAT score.

Another important note, dont concentrate only on SC in the next 30 days and ignore the rest, that would be catastrophic. So keep a check on other sections by taking tests. Tests are very important and try to take as many as possible.
Manager
Joined: 03 Jan 2004
Posts: 61
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Re: D day is approaching in 30 day. Need help [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Jul 2009, 09:08
The GMAX Online course is flexible enough to allow you to study within your 30-day framework and succeed on the GMAT at your highest level. One student studied for only 2 weeks, and received 720 for his efforts. He started out with a low-500s grade.
Also, we have an announcement to make, and this is the first time we're saying this anywhere: GMAX Online supplies students with the 5 tests from 800Score, with the 3 tests from Crack GMAT, and now with the 6 tests from Manhattan GMAT as well!
Take the course in 20 days, and take the tests for the last 10 days and you should be fine.
Best of luck.
Leanna
http://www.gmaxonline.com
Senior Manager
Joined: 12 Mar 2009
Posts: 301
Re: D day is approaching in 30 day. Need help [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Jul 2009, 10:06
Thanks for all the response. I am also waiting for the responses from gurus because i am sure there will be many like me who are going through this stage. If any GMAT moderator can throw some light, i think would help many of the participants here.
Senior Manager
Joined: 12 Mar 2009
Posts: 301
Re: D day is approaching in 30 day. Need help [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Jul 2009, 12:13
Re: D day is approaching in 30 day. Need help   [#permalink] 20 Jul 2009, 12:13
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# D day is approaching in 30 day. Need help

Moderator: HKD1710

 HOT DEALS FOR JUNE Math Revolution - \$99/3 mo Free 1-month trial + Diagnostic Test Economist GMAT - Free Free 1-week trial + Free Test examPAL - Free Full GMAT video course, 100% free EMPOWERgmat - \$85/mo GMAT Club tests included 2nd month GMAT Prep Exams 3, 4, 5 & 6 Target Test Prep - Save \$800 \$50 Discount + \$750 Bonus [GMAT ClubTests and Premium MBA Bundle] Kaplan Courses - Save \$475 \$225 Discount + \$250 Bonus GMAT Club Tests - Free Included with every course purchaseof \$149 or more - Full List is here

 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®.