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# ESR Analysis PLEASE [700+ all mocks -> 660 OFFICIAL]

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Hi pepethefrog,

Did you end up completing all of TTP quant?
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ScottTargetTestPrep wrote:
Hi pepethefrog,

Did you end up completing all of TTP quant?

Hi ScottTargetTestPrep, yes I did end up completing all of it in terms of the lessons/questions per lesson + 80% of the practice tests I believe.
But it was all done under a month so a little rushed / a lot of content to get through.
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For Verbal, working on time management may be helpful if, for example, you felt you were rushing during Q4. The average time spent during the first 3 quarters was roughly 2 minutes but during Q4 it was 1:34. If you feel your fundamentals are solid, consider working on your solving approach. May boost your score a bit. Had a 6-hour student who went from a v31 to a v40 in about 30 days. Perhaps work with a study buddy who is really strong on Verbal.

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pepethefrog wrote:
Hi everyone, basically the title explains it.

ESR here https://www.docdroid.net/We4bElp/esr-pdf
January raw mock 1: 620

So I started studying:

Did 1 month of TTP only math (about 5-7 hours per day)
GMAT ninja verbal videos
Bought the official GMAT question banks too (has around ~800 official questions I think). Did all of the math and as many verbal as possible.

I had taken all the other five practice tests:

May Mock 2: 720 | V 39 Q 49

June Mock 3: 730 | V 41 Q 49

July Mock 4: 710 | V 40 Q 47

July Mock 5: 710 | V 41 Q 46

July Mock 6: 720 | V 41 Q 48

Then, official test day at end of July:
660 V 35 Q 47
V percentile: 74
Q percentile: 54

I guess my question is where did I go wrong. I see my verbal score is much lower than my mocks, but still a higher percentile than my quantitative score at the 54th percentile.

Feel like I did everything I read on reddit as well: do TTP, do Manhattan, do GMAT ninja. I didn't feel overly nervous either. The reading passages were definitely longer but I felt like I understood everything. As for quant, I honestly thought it was quite hard- hence why I'm confused how I got a higher quant score than verbal.

Any advice on how to go forward would be helpful. I'm willing to look into private tutoring via Manhattan or whatever is needed.

In both Quant and Verbal, there were a few questions in which you took less time; they were easy; but you got them wrong anyway. Perhaps you overlooked something simple? This happened in the first quarter in Verbal and you never recovered after that, getting the hard questions incorrect while easier ones correct. You did spend equal time on both correct as well as incorrect questions so that is ok. To improve your Verbal score, you should practice more 650+ level questions.

In Quant, your performance in DS is far worse than that in PS and you have taken less time in DS. Is it because you feel more comfortable with PS format and try to rush through the DS? Try an only DS questions practice exercise and give yourself enough time (avg 2 mins) and see if your performance improves. Focus on Algebra and Number Properties to improve your score and try to allocate same time to each quarter. You did take some extra time in quarters 1 and 2 which left less time for quarters 3 and 4 (though it didn't have much impact on your overall score). In quarters 3 and 4, you spent more time on harder questions and got them wrong anyway. Since they were harder, the penalty was not high. When a question seems hard and doesn't seem to be working out, let it go in a timely manner.
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Hi pepethefrog,

Focusing on the GMAT now - far in advance of when you will actually "need" your Score - is a smart choice. In that same way, assuming that you plan to apply to some highly-competitive Schools in the future, you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile and plans. Those Experts should be able to answer your Admissions questions and help define the specific areas of your profile that could use some improvement (and the more time that you have to act on that advice, the better). There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

I've sent you a PM with an analysis of your ESR and some additional questions.

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