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# How can I boost my score?

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29 Sep 2018, 10:45
I'm constantly scoring around 400- after 3 months of practice- what should I do?

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29 Sep 2018, 10:51
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I'm constantly scoring around 400- after 3 months of practice- what should I do?

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A score of 400 means that you need to make improvement in both Quant and Verbal. I would suggest to study from the MGMAT guides. They are comprehensive and cover the entire syllabus of the Gmat. Alternatively, for Quant, you can also study from the Ultimate Gmat Quant megathread. Then you can start practicing from the OG in a timed manner. If you have any doubt, search the question in the forum. You will surely find detailed discussion on all questions. Hope it helps.
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29 Sep 2018, 11:15
Hi,
I have covered syllabus from both MGMAT and Verbal and Quants OG.

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29 Sep 2018, 11:41
Hi There!

Can you share exactly how you have been studying? If you have covered the MGMAT strategy guides plus the OG questions then there is no reason why you should not touch atleast 550.

Are you maintaining an error log? Are you giving mocks? Are you analysing your results? Have you identified the areas which are giving you problem?

There is so much you can do! So it would be nice if you could share your prep strategy first and then we could advice you.

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29 Sep 2018, 13:13
Hi kalyani9503,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

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

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02 Oct 2018, 11:10
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I'm constantly scoring around 400- after 3 months of practice- what should I do?

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You should better focus on a solid study plan with sound strategy. Here is a study plan for you

Best Books

For learning Concepts

Manhattan Quant Guides
Manhattan Verbal Guides
For CR: The Powerscore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible
For RC: Aristotle RC Grail

For Practice

The Official Guide for GMAT 2015-18
The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2015-18
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2015-18

Best Courses

1. Empower GMAT
2. Math Revolution (Only Math)
3. E-GMAT (Only Verbal)

You can start with Quant or Verbal which suits you. If you have started with Quant then Start with the Arithmetic but if started with verbal then start first with Sentence correction. One month for learning Quant concepts and one month for practicing question and same practice for Verbal. During you Practicing question don't forget to make an error log to track your weak areas after practice. Once you know your weak areas revise your Concepts related to those areas and do some more Practice. 6-8 CATs are enough for practice the real tests. Make your Stamina for sitting 3 hours in the test and don't study more than 2 hours in one sit and 4 hours per day

Top CATs for Practice

1. Official GMAC CATs
2. Manhattan CATs
3. Kaplan CATs
4. GMAT Club Quant CATs

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02 Oct 2018, 16:33
This article really changed my perspective on how to prepare for the GMAT and helped me push my score further up. I would highly recommend everyone to bookmark this article and read every few weeks in order to remember all the great tips that Scott, one of the most well-known GMAT instructors, has listed down: https://gmatclub.com/forum/most-compreh ... 76986.html.

Hope this help! Good luck with your prep
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02 Oct 2018, 18:15
Practice is the key mate..maintain the error log.
Also, read some good non fiction -gives a real boost in verbal.
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This article really changed my perspective on how to prepare for the GMAT and helped me push my score further up. I would highly recommend everyone to bookmark this article and read every few weeks in order to remember all the great tips that Scott, one of the most well-known GMAT instructors, has listed down: https://gmatclub.com/forum/most-compreh ... 76986.html.

Hope this help! Good luck with your prep

Thanks dabaobao - I would recommend that you submit a review since I see your score has been verified, you should not have any barriers to verify your identity (the review will not list anything personal or in addition to what you have already shared on the Forum).

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I'm constantly scoring around 400- after 3 months of practice- what should I do?

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Hi kalyani9503,

I would encourage you to work on solidifying your base. As clearing your concepts is critical to score well on the test. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course. If you are willing, there are some great GMAT prep companies that can help you with your preparation.

In order to make an informed decision I would highly encourage you to go to their websites and try on their free trial and decide for yourself which one do you like better. You try out free access to EmpowerGMAT, Magoosh and Optimus Prep as they have great reviews on GMATCLUB.

Also for verbal, I would highly encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They are both amazing courses especially designed for non-natives. They offer almost 25% of their courses for free so you can try out their free trial to decide which one you want to go for. Plus the e-gmat Scholaranium which is included in both the courses is one of the best verbal practice tools in the market. You can easily track your progress in that you can identify your strengths and analyze and improve on your weak areas.

You can also use MGMAT guides for your preparation. MGMAT guides are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them.

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have a good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Further another advantage of taking many mocks is to build up your stamina. Apart from the GMATPREP tests, taking practise tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/. You will find it very helpful as it gives out a study plan as per your needs.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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