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Hi guys,

So took the test in mid Jan this year and scored a 580 q36 and v34. Was a little disappointed because I thought I will cross 600, however had made my mind up to give the test again in 3 months. However, it's been 2.5 months(almost) now and I am nowhere close what I had set out to do. I kind of drifted...my journey started in Nov 2015, and with some poor coaching, terrible math skills and a family crisis, I scored a 470 q25 and v30 in my first attempt in May 2016. It was a terrible feeling, I took a longish break and decided to resume again in Aug '16 with Magoosh and egmat.

Anyway, coming back to now, I don't really know what happened. I really like the test both studying for it, practicing and testing(not so much though), but sometimes I offlate I don't feel like studying/testing. Anyone out here who feels the same way? I basically know what I need to do now, I just need to practice/take tests. But I can't push myself to do it. And I feel terrible that I'm not putting my best foot forward. Please help me out guys. I'm at home full time now, any insight into how to get out of this "stuck" feeling will be great.
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Hi MelP,

To start, improving from a 470 to a 580 is a significant achievement - so you clearly have the capacity to learn and improve. Raising a 580 to a much higher level will obviously require more work on your part - and it will be a bit tougher, so you have to be prepared to make the necessary changes to how you study and how you approach the Exam.

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on your goals:

1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to retake the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
4) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Hi EMPOWERgmatRichC,
Thank you for replying.
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1) What is your goal score?


690+

2
Quote:
) When are you planning to retake the GMAT

2 months from now

3)
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When are you planning to apply to Business School
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Fall 2017 or spring 2018

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4) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

Any good school, that offers good placement's and ROI and that has a good faculty especially for marketing and strategy. Preferably an English speaking country.

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New post 02 Apr 2017, 10:54
Hi MelP,

Raising a 580 to a 690+ in 2 months is an absolutely achievable goal, but you're going to have to be consistent about your studies and you're going to have to make some significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. To make the most of that study time, you would likely find it beneficial to invest in a GMAT Course of some kind (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led).

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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Yes you're right @empowergmatrich. I can do 30 hours a week.
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Hi MelP,

While you won't necessarily need to study 30 hours per week, it's good that you have the opportunity to put in the proper time as needed. Based on everything that you’ve described, I think that you would find the EMPOWERgmat Total Score Booster to be quite helpful. Most of our clients complete that Study Plan in well under 2 months, so the time commitment wouldn't be that bad. We have a variety of free resources on our site (www.empowergmat.com), so you can 'test out' the Course before setting up an Account.

If you have any additional questions, then you can feel free to contact me directly.

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Thank you for all your suggestions and insights EMPOWERgmatRichC! I will test the product.
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If you wish to spend wisely on your gmat prep material, check my post titled: How to Spend Money On GMAT Material Wisely, link: https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-buy-gmat-material-wisely-tag-free-gmat-resources-236174.html

Simple and handy template for CR: https://gmatclub.com/forum/simple-and-handy-template-for-cr-242255.html

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