Took the Gmat yesterday for the first time and got a 630. The math was hard. I go 66% on Quant and 81% on verbal. The verbal was just like the

OG the math was not. Four RCтАЩs and all SC were pretty easy. SC used to be my weak area. First a little background. I started studying 2 ┬╜ months ago. Without looking at any material I took the PowerPrep tests and scored a 560 and 620. After that I went through the

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Kaplan and PR books doing all the problems. My big problem yesterday was the first month I studied using a calculator not realizing I could not use it on test day. Thus the probem 2^31 + 8^22=9^n I did on the caluclator. I got all of those questions right and did not take the time to learn how to do them by hand. I forgot about that and yesterday I spent way too much time on those types of problems. I did not multiply them, but tried to reduce them but couldnтАЩt. I had one prob and 2 comboтАЩs. The combo was # 4 or 5 and the prob question was number 8 or 9. I donтАЩt want to get in trouble with ets, but IтАЩll let you know they were both easier than the prob/combos on this site. I think I wasted to much time on those and not enough on basic ways to reduce and solve problems. I think the

Kaplan book/cd is best for Quant. PR is junk- too easy. I got a 720 on one of their practice test. Only the

Kaplan cd gave me the rushed feeling that yesterday did. IтАЩm going to work on the basics and take a calculus course and retake in 8 or 9 weeks. Math used to be my strong courses, I know I can do better. BTW, this is a great site thanks to all.

Rich