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From 380 to 400 to 460. Exam Date Near - So Lost

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New post 08 Jan 2008, 18:13
humbled4real wrote:
Well, I am pretty much in your same situation. Almost exactly, which is a little scary. I initially scored a 410, when I went to retake, I scored a 380. By that time I had already applied to my school of choice. I completely choked. I haven't thought about the GMAT in 8 months, because like Adams mentioned I saw that as a sign that maybe B-school was for me at this moment.

Some people are not good test takers. For me, I just get bored. Sitting there for the 4 hours is a challenge. I become very anxious and that is my struggle. Honestly, evaluating you weaknesses is helpful.

I think 3 months is plenty time to devise a good strategy that will help you to do better. What score is Univ of TO looking for???



sorry for the late reply humbled4real... i didn't see your post for some reason :?:

the score rotman is looking for is 540.

thats it -_-

i know i'm pathetic.

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New post 14 Jan 2008, 09:14
Sounds like you need to put it off for a while and maybe try again later...it sounds like you are writing this exam not fully prepared at all. How much were you scoring on the practice exams before this last test? I think you shouldn't write the test again until you can consistently score over 600+ on the practice exams (GmatPrep, Princeton, Kaplan, etc.). That way even if you choke you should at least hit your desired 540 score(although I think you should aim much higher).

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New post 24 Nov 2008, 21:03
mjoeb, I just came upon your posting. Your story certainly resonates with me as I too am preparing to write my GMAT for the 3rd time (got a 480 the first time (Jan 2008), 510 the second time (Nov 2008) and am aiming for a score of at least 550 to be considered for Rotman. I had the cold the second time so I had a difficult time thinking clearly. I'm nervous about not being able to reach at least the minimum GMAT requirement for Rotman. I'm thinking of calling the Admissions Director to get her feedback on my application and her thoughts on how much I need to increase my GMAT score by.

Now that a year has passed since your last posting, I'm curious to know if you reapplied to Rotman for 2008 and if you reached your desired GMAT score? You mentioned that the Admissions Director liked you, what was it about your application (resume, experiences, community work) that stood out to them? I'm hoping to learn from your experiences to help prepare my application.

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New post 25 Nov 2008, 13:18
For math standardized testing I think the best way to study if you know the basics, which hopefully you do, is to work on quickly analyzing the wording of the question so that you can seperate out the information being given and the question being asked. It seems like you may be getting confused by the questions rather than the concepts. I would spend my study time working on practice tests starting untimed and working up to timed. Take each question and write out on a sheet of paper exactly what you think is being asked and exactly what is being given as information. It would be best to have a partner who does well on this type of question review with you if you know such a person. I am a firm believer that quant scores can be improved by a more methodical approach to understanding the question.

EDIT: OOPS didn't realize this was a necro'd thread.

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