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HELP. Scores are getting worse and my test is less than two weeks.

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New post 19 Oct 2019, 09:27
Dear all,

My GMAT test is planned on 30 Octobre and my goal is 600-650. I have been practising since mid Aug and my scores were okay. However, the more questions I practise, the more I fail. I am aware of the fact that the questions do get harder.

I really do not know how to practice anymore, since all I do is practise. Is there another way of learning? Of what else can I do?

On one hand, I really want to give up and just go for the retake. On the other hand, I really want to give my all and just see what I can get. And I know that I can do it (since I know that English and Math are two of my favorite subjects to study and my level is above average). However, when I see that I make so many mistakes, I dont see the point of doing my best anymore..

Can someone help me or is someone also experiencing the same?



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New post 19 Oct 2019, 09:49
Winnie888 wrote:

My GMAT test is planned on 30 Octobre and my goal is 600-650. I have been practising since mid Aug and my scores were okay. However, the more questions I practise, the more I fail. I am aware of the fact that the questions do get harder.

I really do not know how to practice anymore, since all I do is practise. Is there another way of learning? Of what else can I do?

On one hand, I really want to give up and just go for the retake. On the other hand, I really want to give my all and just see what I can get. And I know that I can do it (since I know that English and Math are two of my favorite subjects to study and my level is above average). However, when I see that I make so many mistakes, I dont see the point of doing my best anymore..



Mid-August to October is not a long period of preparation. It's just about two and a half months. More time might be necessary to feel comfortable with the test.

Practice is only one part of preparation. Revision is also important, as are analyses and breaks.

It isn't just the mistakes that matter, but the type of mistakes that will matter most. As you answer more and more difficult questions, the number of mistakes will also increase. In your case, you have had only short prep time, so fitting all of this in may not be possible. Still, you may be one of those testtakers that does well on shorter prep times. GL!
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Winnie888 wrote:
Dear all,

My GMAT test is planned on 30 Octobre and my goal is 600-650. I have been practising since mid Aug and my scores were okay. However, the more questions I practise, the more I fail. I am aware of the fact that the questions do get harder.

I really do not know how to practice anymore, since all I do is practise. Is there another way of learning? Of what else can I do?

On one hand, I really want to give up and just go for the retake. On the other hand, I really want to give my all and just see what I can get. And I know that I can do it (since I know that English and Math are two of my favorite subjects to study and my level is above average). However, when I see that I make so many mistakes, I dont see the point of doing my best anymore..

Can someone help me or is someone also experiencing the same?



Greets from Holland!


Hi &Winnie888,

Can you help me with the following

1. Materials from which you’re practising questions from ?

2. What is the range of scores you’re getting in mocks (with Quants and Verbal split) and which mocks are you taking

3. How many hours are you studying in a day.

4. Are you on sabbatical or you’re working

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Winnie888 wrote:
Dear all,

My GMAT test is planned on 30 Octobre and my goal is 600-650. I have been practising since mid Aug and my scores were okay. However, the more questions I practise, the more I fail. I am aware of the fact that the questions do get harder.

I really do not know how to practice anymore, since all I do is practise. Is there another way of learning? Of what else can I do?

On one hand, I really want to give up and just go for the retake. On the other hand, I really want to give my all and just see what I can get. And I know that I can do it (since I know that English and Math are two of my favorite subjects to study and my level is above average). However, when I see that I make so many mistakes, I dont see the point of doing my best anymore..

Can someone help me or is someone also experiencing the same?



Greets from Holland!


Hi &Winnie888,

Can you help me with the following

1. Materials from which you’re practising questions from ?

2. What is the range of scores you’re getting in mocks (with Quants and Verbal split) and which mocks are you taking

3. How many hours are you studying in a day.

4. Are you on sabbatical or you’re working

Regards

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Hi Dillesh,

1. I am using the GMAT Official Guide and also Quantitative and Verbal Review.

2. The range of scores vary a lot. I take ones that I get from my University, so its hard copy (and made by teachers..). The score depend on how many questions you have answered correctly. However, there is not really a split in the sections of Quantitative or Verbal. I just took a CAT last day but I can't find my scoring...

3. Depends on which days. If I have the day off, I will spend around 8/9/10 hours.. If I had to work, I spend around 2/3 hours..

4. I am currently working. However, since the GMAT is plannend, I have been working part-time instead of full time..

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New post 20 Oct 2019, 20:36
Winnie888 wrote:
Hi Dillesh,

1. I am using the GMAT Official Guide and also Quantitative and Verbal Review.

2. The range of scores vary a lot. I take ones that I get from my University, so its hard copy (and made by teachers..). The score depend on how many questions you have answered correctly. However, there is not really a split in the sections of Quantitative or Verbal. I just took a CAT last day but I can't find my scoring...

3. Depends on which days. If I have the day off, I will spend around 8/9/10 hours.. If I had to work, I spend around 2/3 hours..

4. I am currently working. However, since the GMAT is plannend, I have been working part-time instead of full time..

Greetings!


Hi,

Material you are using is best. Also, you are devoting enough time to GMAT per day/week already. Its advised to do OG at least twice. If you don't have enough time, try to solve last 100 of each section at least.

Since, you have only 10 days left, you have to do timed practice now as per GMAT structure. Select any 31 questions of quants (16PS & 15 DS prefereably) and try to solve in 62 min, and same goes for verbal (36 questions, 12 each of SC,CR,RC approximately in 65 minutes). This will help you a lot.

The mocks which you are giving should be adaptive. Try GMAT Prep free mocks (1 & 2), if you can buy another pack of 2 tests, that would be best (pack 3 & 4) and try giving in these days.
If not pack 3 & 4, you can get free mocks from Manhattan & Veritas etc, which are a good source

Regarding your mistakes, you must already know that questions in OG are in increasing order of difficulty, so its natural that you might make more mistakes towards the end questions. So, never mind the mistakes. Important is to try and understand the concepts of each of the questions as the questions in real exam will be as similar to OG/QA/VR.

If i have to keep my nerves in place, i just know that i can take re-test after 16 days of the exam. Just give your exam as it is an another mock. This helps me a lot. I hope it will help you too.

All the best.
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