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New post 28 Sep 2014, 16:35
Hello all,
I have my GMAT in 20 days from now. I have been preparing for a while now. My manhattan test scores were 580 , 670 and 710(2 weeks back).
For this month, I have consistently scored a 710 in my gmat prep2 test, manhattan test 3 and kaplan free test. However I am worried about how exactly my prep is going. This is my retake. I took my first GMAT with the preparation of 15 days and my score was a terrible 530( I know it was stupid! ).
Somehow I do not feel that GMATPREP tests are real good indicators because of the number of repetitions. I still have 2 tests from GMATPREP and 3 from Manhattan to be taken in these upcoming days. My target is atleast a 700 and m hell unconfident of it.

Please guide me on how to utilize the remaining tests. Your immediate help and guidance shall be much appreciated.
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maggie27 wrote:
Hello all,
I have my GMAT in 20 days from now. I have been preparing for a while now. My manhattan test scores were 580 , 670 and 710(2 weeks back).
For this month, I have consistently scored a 710 in my gmat prep2 test, manhattan test 3 and kaplan free test. However I am worried about how exactly my prep is going. This is my retake. I took my first GMAT with the preparation of 15 days and my score was a terrible 530( I know it was stupid! ).
Somehow I do not feel that GMATPREP tests are real good indicators because of the number of repetitions. I still have 2 tests from GMATPREP and 3 from Manhattan to be taken in these upcoming days. My target is atleast a 700 and m hell unconfident of it.

Please guide me on how to utilize the remaining tests. Your immediate help and guidance shall be much appreciated.


Hi Maggie27,

The comments above really don't help..While I see you have made an improvement but then you have not mentioned what do you think are your weak areas.What has been your score break up..How much did you score in math, verbal..IR...Did you attempt all sections..Have you done a through analysis of your tests..

Manhattan tests do give you a analysis report using which you can identify your weak areas so that you can work on them before re-taking a test...

Since your test is 20 days from now...don't touch upon something you have done before...and review your tests completely...

One of the most important aspects of preparing for Gmat is to learn from your mistake...and till you are doing that...you are not learning...

A beautiful article on what you should do :

http://www.manhattangmat.com/blog/2013/ ... -the-gmat/

My advise don't rush to the exam till you feel you know your weak areas and whether you have improved in those areas...
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Hi WoundedTiger,

Thank you for your time. I have been attempting all the tests with the IR always(and no awa). The break up follows:
MGMAT - 580 (Q43 V28)
MGMAT - 660 (Q43 V37)
MGMAT - 710 (Q46 V41)
GMATPREP - 710 (Q50 V37)
KAPLAN - 710 (Q50 V38)

If you can guide me on the last minute strategies,I will be highly grateful.
Thanks in Advance :)

Originally posted by maggie27 on 29 Sep 2014, 07:29.
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If your list is in chronological order, then it looks like you've been improving since you last took the test. It also appears that you're a lot stronger in the quantitative section than verbal. With that, here's a link to a thread in this forum that discusses improving your verbal score: how-to-go-to-v40-from-v30-142366.html.

As you prepare to retake your GMAT, consider these tips on retaking the test:

1.Try to forget your last GMAT experience as much as you can. Don't be afraid of your last performance and don't let it affect your confidence level. You know what to expect now and you are better prepared this time around.
2. If you felt scattered in your studies and used multiple sources without a proper pedagogic line to follow, find a prep plan that works for you. This will streamline your learning and boost confidence.
3. Remember to practice all parts of the exam. You can spend your time focusing on your weakness, but it helps to hone in on your strengths.
4. Be sure to take simulation and practice exams in real conditions and at roughly the same hour of day. On exam day, do exactly what brought you success when practicing.
5. Improve your time management.

Here are other tips on retaking the exam: https://gmat.economist.com/search/blog_post?keys=retake.

Best of luck!

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If your list is in chronological order, then it looks like you've been improving since you last took the test. It also appears that you're a lot stronger in the quantitative section than verbal. With that, here's a link to a thread in this forum that discusses improving your verbal score: how-to-go-to-v40-from-v30-142366.html.

As you prepare to retake your GMAT, consider these tips on retaking the test:

1.Try to forget your last GMAT experience as much as you can. Don't be afraid of your last performance and don't let it affect your confidence level. You know what to expect now and you are better prepared this time around.
2. If you felt scattered in your studies and used multiple sources without a proper pedagogic line to follow, find a prep plan that works for you. This will streamline your learning and boost confidence.
3. Remember to practice all parts of the exam. You can spend your time focusing on your weakness, but it helps to hone in on your strengths.
4. Be sure to take simulation and practice exams in real conditions and at roughly the same hour of day. On exam day, do exactly what brought you success when practicing.
5. Improve your time management.

Here are other tips on retaking the exam: https://gmat.economist.com/search/blog_post?keys=retake.

Best of luck!

Jessica


Yes Jessica,

You caught my nerve!! I feel scattered because by nature m an unorganized person! I have always tried to keep myself on tracks but have failed. Anyways, so what would u suggest me now, to look into the patterns of questions more and streamline my prep more or work on my weaknesses (I still have a lot of them).

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