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# Gmat practice test/Real test Score Discrepancy

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29 Jan 2011, 14:21
I just took the gmat and did horrible, scored a 33 percentil for verbal & 28 for math. I studied all the manhattan gmat books & did their on-line tests, which i scored 70 to percentile each time, taking about 12 diff practice tests.

Doe anyone have any study tips to translate the prectice scores to the real thing?

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29 Jan 2011, 14:50
Were your practice tests in 100% accurate testing conditions? i.e. no extra breaks, strict time limit, no calculators or equation sheets, doing AWA also, etc.?
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29 Jan 2011, 14:56
no, my pratice tests weren't in 100% test taking atmosphere.. I didnt use a calculator & i used penicl & paper... i timed myself sometimes but not all the time with the 75 min limit.

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29 Jan 2011, 15:51
brick wrote:
no, my pratice tests weren't in 100% test taking atmosphere.. I didnt use a calculator & i used penicl & paper... i timed myself sometimes but not all the time with the 75 min limit.

Well there you go. I could probably do a 50+ quant if I went untimed, or even if I gave myself 90 minutes. 75 minutes is a completely different story.
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