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# get stuck in the middle of GMAT Prep

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25 Mar 2008, 18:31
I took 2 GMAT Prep tests..scored 42 in the quant first time and 44 in the quant second time...on both exams i got 2 of the first 12 wrong..then i would get 6-7 in a row wrong....after that it was about 60-40 right to wrong ratio...it seems the middle section is killing me...

why am i getting those middle ones wrong? are these 700-800 level questions or 600-700? not 1 in a row..not 2 in a row..but 5 or 6...is that middle killing me more than the end...or is the end killing me more than the middle or both equally....

my scores are ending up 630-650...i feel the quant is keeping me from the upper 600's

any advice is appreciated..i have noticed that the majority of the middle questions are data suff...
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26 Mar 2008, 02:10
well i gave one of the gprep and scored 45 in quant.well for me i noticed only 2 out of 1st ten questions were wrong,even after that i never got at a stretch of more than5 or so questions wrong.it was like getting 2 wrong...then 3 correct etc....with the last two wrong bcos of short of time...i have to give other to analyse deeply.i guess concentrating on 1st ten questions r fine but provided u dont follow a slump of wrong questions...just try this in ur next exam...one favour...i scored a miserably low 25 in verbal.I noticed out of 1st ten questio i got many wrong..may be 6...and most of my sc were correct....only 2-3 wrong...but very bad cr.....rc was ok....was dat the reason for sucha low score since i ended up in 580...plz advice...how to improve verbal scores....giving it next friday...
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26 Mar 2008, 06:13
what helped me in CR was to read the question and narrow the answers down to 2..on my scratch paper i write A,B,C,D,E and scratch them off so that I'm left with two, this also helps me focus only on those remaining (i tried this technique in my head and I would spend more time trying to figure out which ones I scratched off)..i do this for every CR question...if i end up with only 1 letter I go back until I get two...If I end up with 3 I go back until I can get only two..then I focus on the two...you should easily be able to scratch off two of the letters because usually 2 are way off. Then focus on 2 answers...the rest is up to you.

1st goal...make sure the correct answer is one of the two choices..if not...keep practicing..

pretty much stuff verbal guides will teach
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26 Mar 2008, 09:22
thanks lagomez...ya i can easily eliminate two...but then i will try to formulate the ans without looking the ans choices....thanks once again....happy gmatting...
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