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First Attempt - 650 (Q-50,V29)

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New post 27 Mar 2013, 21:24
Guys would really like some help here. :cry: :(
I appeared for my GMAT yesterday and to my disappointment scored a paltry 650 (Q50,V29). I would really like suggestions on how to improve upon my score.
I will tell you about my resources.

SC,RC and CR - Manhattan,
Quant - Various sources but mainly MBA material obtained for CAT preparation.

The reason why this score is surprising, is because of my scores in the Manhattan GMAT tests. I appeared for 4 tests and my scores were : 610, 650, 670 and 710.
The verbal score was in the range of 34 - 37. The official GMAC - I scored a 610 when i appeared for the first time(3 months ago) and a 650 a week before the exam. I am not able to figure out the difference between the Manhattan scores and GMAC score.

During the exam, I got stuck in one of the RC passages, and was forced to rush through the last 15 questions. That could have done a significant harm to my score. But again looking at the similarity between the test that I appeared a week ago and the actual test, I guess there's more to it.
I am not sure what should I do differently and when should I plan my next test.

Also suggestion on how should i plan my preparation in the next couple of weeks would be helpful.


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New post 16 Apr 2013, 07:48
You need some structured help on your RC -- rushing through your exam is not something you want to deal with on the day of your real test. You should have a structured reading strategy so you don't "freeze" up. I'd recommend you learn more about the pills from GMATPill and see if they are helpful. Speed and efficiency are extremely important -- take a question or passage, then try to race through it and answer as fast as you can. Take a break. And repeat. Do this for questions -- even the ones you've already answered. This way, it will solidify your learning and the small tweaks you take will be ingrained in your mind. This is the strategy that GMATPill follows in its course.

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