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I have take my third GMAT exam on Jan. 10th and get a 510 ( Q44 V17). The result surprise me, I have take several official prep test the week before the exam, the result is
GMATprep Exam 3 640 (Q49 V29)
GMATprep Exam 4 620 (Q48 V27)
GMATprep Exam 5 640 (Q48 V29)

I'm confuse why is my score so low on the GMAT test. I feel I have prepared well and relax well before the exam but still did not do well.
I have take GMAT twice before , the scores are 550 ( Q49 V17) and 570 ( Q48 V21)
I don't want to give up and want to take the exam again but I want to get some advice on how to prepare better

Thank you
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New post 24 Jan 2020, 06:58
Lingkai wrote:
Hi
I have take my third GMAT exam on Jan. 10th and get a 510 ( Q44 V17). The result surprise me, I have take several official prep test the week before the exam, the result is
GMATprep Exam 3 640 (Q49 V29)
GMATprep Exam 4 620 (Q48 V27)
GMATprep Exam 5 640 (Q48 V29)

I'm confuse why is my score so low on the GMAT test. I feel I have prepared well and relax well before the exam but still did not do well.
I have take GMAT twice before , the scores are 550 ( Q49 V17) and 570 ( Q48 V21)
I don't want to give up and want to take the exam again but I want to get some advice on how to prepare better

Thank you

You probably need a good verbal instructor

A lot of professional services online can help you, your Quant score is impeccable,
I think you can definitely see this strategy
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Also you can have a free conversation with me regarding the strategy for your personal benefit

Good luck with your prep. You need to work on SC and RC and you'll be good
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Lingkai wrote:
Hi
I have take my third GMAT exam on Jan. 10th and get a 510 ( Q44 V17). The result surprise me, I have take several official prep test the week before the exam, the result is
GMATprep Exam 3 640 (Q49 V29)
GMATprep Exam 4 620 (Q48 V27)
GMATprep Exam 5 640 (Q48 V29)

I'm confuse why is my score so low on the GMAT test. I feel I have prepared well and relax well before the exam but still did not do well.
I have take GMAT twice before , the scores are 550 ( Q49 V17) and 570 ( Q48 V21)
I don't want to give up and want to take the exam again but I want to get some advice on how to prepare better

Thank you

Lingkai
Your quant score is good. You should study from "Thursdays with Ron". Your verbal score will increase for sure. Here you go for the link...
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... s+with+ron

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Your quant is strong but I think Manhattan verbal guides can help you a lot.

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Did you try e-GMAT? I have found it tremendously useful.
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Hi Lingkai,

I’m sorry to hear how things went with your GMAT.

Assuming that you took your official practice exams under realistic testing conditions, the results show that, on a good day, you are capable of scoring higher than 510. Thus, it’s quite possible that nerves, stress, tiredness, or a combination of all three negatively affected your test-day performance. However, it’s also possible that you have some lingering weaknesses that were exposed on test day. Although I’m unsure of how you prepared, it’s possible that, in your preparation, particularly in verbal, you did not really learn to do what you have to do in order to score high on the actual GMAT. Rather, you picked up on some patterns that were effective in getting you relatively high scores on practice tests. So, for you to hit your score goal, your preparation, particularly for verbal, probably needs to be more complete, meaning that you have to go through the various types of GMAT questions carefully to find your exact weaknesses, fill gaps in your knowledge, and strengthen your skills.

For verbal specifically, you have to become more skilled at clearly defining the differences between trap choices and correct answers. Otherwise, you will get stuck guessing between two choices or be surprised to find that you incorrectly answered questions that you thought you answered correctly. Becoming more skilled in this way takes carefully analyzing all of the answer choices to lots of verbal questions to develop an eye for the logical differences between the choices. In other words, you have to go beyond answering practice questions and reading explanations to doing deep analysis of questions to learn to see everything that is going on in them.

In order to follow the path described above, you may need some new quant and verbal materials, so take a look at the GMAT Club reviews for the best quant and verbal courses. You also may find my article with more information regarding
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If you’d like more specific advice on how to improve your quant and verbal skills, feel free to reach back out. Good luck!
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Hi Lingkai,

I'm sorry to hear that Test Day didn't go as well as planned. When these types of score drops occur, the two likely "causes" involve either something that was unrealistic during practice or something that was surprising (or not accounted for) on Test Day. Before we discuss any of those potential issues though, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied? How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your overall goal score?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

You might also choose to purchase the Enhanced Score Report for this most recent attempt. While the ESR doesn’t provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define what went wrong on Test Day (and what you should work on to score higher). If you purchase the ESR, then I'll be happy to analyze it for you.

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Did you try e-GMAT? I have found it tremendously useful.

I have use e-gmat from very beginning, I have take both quant and verbal course from e-gmat, but the result is not very satisfactory, can you share with me how do you use e-gmat to prepare?
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sjuniv32 wrote:
Did you try e-GMAT? I have found it tremendously useful.

I have use e-gmat from very beginning, I have take both quant and verbal course from e-gmat, but the result is not very satisfactory, can you share with me how do you use e-gmat to prepare?


I watch video lessons from the e-GMAT portal every day and try to master the lesson immediately after watching it. Then, I start practicing official SC
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