GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 23 Oct 2018, 19:59

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

How can I improve from 650-680 range to 700 in less than a week?

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 10 Mar 2015
Posts: 10
How can I improve from 650-680 range to 700 in less than a week?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Apr 2017, 05:07
Dear All,

In a less than a week I will retake GMAT. My utmost goal is 700,
Is it possible given my mock scores? Where should I put increased focus? In which part it is the easiest and quickest to improve?

So far I scored on Kaplan mocks as following
660 ( Q44 , V36 )
680 (Q43 , V40)
610 (Q40, V34 )

and GMATPrep (before my 1st attepmt)
640 (Q43, V34)
650 (Q40, V39)

but to be honest I would be quite happy to score anything 640+ because although I was scoring 650 range in mocks , on my 1st attempt I scored 560(Q39, V26) My biggest fear is to repeat this mistake and after all this effort and mock tests- to score below 600.

Please advise, what can I do to improve my odds for better or at least to avoid the worst.

Thank you.
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesOptimus Prep Discount CodesManhattan GMAT Discount Codes
Senior CR Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Long way to go!
Joined: 10 Oct 2016
Posts: 1380
Location: Viet Nam
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: How can I improve from 650-680 range to 700 in less than a week?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Apr 2017, 08:51
Jargalan wrote:
Dear All,

In a less than a week I will retake GMAT. My utmost goal is 700,
Is it possible given my mock scores? Where should I put increased focus? In which part it is the easiest and quickest to improve?

So far I scored on Kaplan mocks as following
660 ( Q44 , V36 )
680 (Q43 , V40)
610 (Q40, V34 )

and GMATPrep (before my 1st attepmt)
640 (Q43, V34)
650 (Q40, V39)

but to be honest I would be quite happy to score anything 640+ because although I was scoring 650 range in mocks , on my 1st attempt I scored 560(Q39, V26) My biggest fear is to repeat this mistake and after all this effort and mock tests- to score below 600.

Please advise, what can I do to improve my odds for better or at least to avoid the worst.

Thank you.


It's really hard to increase 50 points within a week. It's nearly impossible.

With your 1st attempt score, I think that there are many things that could effect your overall scores. For example, you could left out the IR and AWA parts in GMATPrep, so you could become so worried during actual test, and so on. Hence, I think you could retake GMAT.

However, consider retaking your test in a different date. You could improve your score, but you need time to prepare. Are there any reasons that you want to retake the test too soon?
_________________

Actual LSAT CR bank by Broall

How to solve quadratic equations - Factor quadratic equations
Factor table with sign: The useful tool to solve polynomial inequalities
Applying AM-GM inequality into finding extreme/absolute value

New Error Log with Timer

Current Student
User avatar
D
Joined: 12 Aug 2015
Posts: 2638
Schools: Boston U '20 (M)
GRE 1: Q169 V154
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: How can I improve from 650-680 range to 700 in less than a week?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Apr 2017, 11:18
1
Jargalan wrote:
Dear All,

In a less than a week I will retake GMAT. My utmost goal is 700,
Is it possible given my mock scores? Where should I put increased focus? In which part it is the easiest and quickest to improve?

So far I scored on Kaplan mocks as following
660 ( Q44 , V36 )
680 (Q43 , V40)
610 (Q40, V34 )

and GMATPrep (before my 1st attepmt)
640 (Q43, V34)
650 (Q40, V39)

but to be honest I would be quite happy to score anything 640+ because although I was scoring 650 range in mocks , on my 1st attempt I scored 560(Q39, V26) My biggest fear is to repeat this mistake and after all this effort and mock tests- to score below 600.

Please advise, what can I do to improve my odds for better or at least to avoid the worst.

Thank you.




Here is what i think =>

Given your mocks, you are currently at a V35-40 range.
That is a great verbal score.

The good news for you is ->>It is much harder to improve in verbal than is to improve in quant.
So all you have to do is focus on some areas on quant to get a 700+

One week isn't going to cut it.
Set aside 1-1.5 months for the hardcore Quant practise.

Download the GMATCLUB-Math Book.
Its a great resource that will help you clear the basics.

I recommend focusing more heavily on two topics=> NUMBER PROPERTIES and STATISTICS.
Did you know that if you master these two topics you can score as high as a Q49.


Set aside 1-1.5 months.
That is all its going to take.

Also => Follow
Bunuel on the forum.
Solve each and every question he posts.
That will help you get in the GMAT-Quant zone.


All the best


Regards
Stone Cold

_________________


MBA Financing:- INDIAN PUBLIC BANKS vs PRODIGY FINANCE!

Getting into HOLLYWOOD with an MBA!

The MOST AFFORDABLE MBA programs!

STONECOLD's BRUTAL Mock Tests for GMAT-Quant(700+)

AVERAGE GRE Scores At The Top Business Schools!

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 10 Mar 2015
Posts: 10
Re: How can I improve from 650-680 range to 700 in less than a week?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Apr 2017, 21:14
nguyendinhtuong wrote:
Jargalan wrote:
Dear All,

In a less than a week I will retake GMAT. My utmost goal is 700,
Is it possible given my mock scores? Where should I put increased focus? In which part it is the easiest and quickest to improve?

So far I scored on Kaplan mocks as following
660 ( Q44 , V36 )
680 (Q43 , V40)
610 (Q40, V34 )

and GMATPrep (before my 1st attepmt)
640 (Q43, V34)
650 (Q40, V39)

but to be honest I would be quite happy to score anything 640+ because although I was scoring 650 range in mocks , on my 1st attempt I scored 560(Q39, V26) My biggest fear is to repeat this mistake and after all this effort and mock tests- to score below 600.

Please advise, what can I do to improve my odds for better or at least to avoid the worst.

Thank you.


It's really hard to increase 50 points within a week. It's nearly impossible.

With your 1st attempt score, I think that there are many things that could effect your overall scores. For example, you could left out the IR and AWA parts in GMATPrep, so you could become so worried during actual test, and so on. Hence, I think you could retake GMAT.

However, consider retaking your test in a different date. You could improve your score, but you need time to prepare. Are there any reasons that you want to retake the test too soon?


Dear Nguyendinhtuong

Thank you very much for your insights.

Since my first attempt it's been almost 2 months with life happening in the middle. I thought this 1,5 month would be enought apparently not...
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 10 Mar 2015
Posts: 10
Re: How can I improve from 650-680 range to 700 in less than a week?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Apr 2017, 21:20
stonecold wrote:
Jargalan wrote:
Dear All,

In a less than a week I will retake GMAT. My utmost goal is 700,
Is it possible given my mock scores? Where should I put increased focus? In which part it is the easiest and quickest to improve?

So far I scored on Kaplan mocks as following
660 ( Q44 , V36 )
680 (Q43 , V40)
610 (Q40, V34 )

and GMATPrep (before my 1st attepmt)
640 (Q43, V34)
650 (Q40, V39)

but to be honest I would be quite happy to score anything 640+ because although I was scoring 650 range in mocks , on my 1st attempt I scored 560(Q39, V26) My biggest fear is to repeat this mistake and after all this effort and mock tests- to score below 600.

Please advise, what can I do to improve my odds for better or at least to avoid the worst.

Thank you.




Here is what i think =>

Given your mocks, you are currently at a V35-40 range.
That is a great verbal score.

The good news for you is ->>It is much harder to improve in verbal than is to improve in quant.
So all you have to do is focus on some areas on quant to get a 700+

One week isn't going to cut it.
Set aside 1-1.5 months for the hardcore Quant practise.

Download the GMATCLUB-Math Book.
Its a great resource that will help you clear the basics.

I recommend focusing more heavily on two topics=> NUMBER PROPERTIES and STATISTICS.
Did you know that if you master these two topics you can score as high as a Q49.


Set aside 1-1.5 months.
That is all its going to take.

Also => Follow
Bunuel on the forum.
Solve each and every question he posts.
That will help you get in the GMAT-Quant zone.


All the best


Regards
Stone Cold


Dear Stonecold

Thank you very much for your response.

I always hated math, never knew that it will come back to haunt me like this.

Since on my first attempt I blew up verbal section, I spent last 1 month on solidifying verbal to not to score 26V again. I was thinking Quant is fair enough given where I started.
I will now tackle the quant until the exam , this Wednesday.

Thank you again
Intern
Intern
avatar
S
Joined: 21 Mar 2017
Posts: 33
GPA: 3.69
Re: How can I improve from 650-680 range to 700 in less than a week?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Apr 2017, 02:32
Honestly it is very difficult to increase 50 points in a week. I say one should give it atleast a month. However, if you are confident with your preparation then by all means go ahead. Do let us know if you are able to improve your score as that will be a huge motivation for everyone. Secondly what are the courses you are referring for your verbal and what is your opinion about Kaplan CATs. Are they worth Buying?

All the best for your GMAT. Hope you do well.
_________________

HIT +1 KUDOS IF YOU LIKE MY POST.

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 10 Mar 2015
Posts: 10
Re: How can I improve from 650-680 range to 700 in less than a week?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 May 2017, 20:45
Jargalan wrote:
stonecold wrote:
Jargalan wrote:
Dear All,

In a less than a week I will retake GMAT. My utmost goal is 700,
Is it possible given my mock scores? Where should I put increased focus? In which part it is the easiest and quickest to improve?

So far I scored on Kaplan mocks as following
660 ( Q44 , V36 )
680 (Q43 , V40)
610 (Q40, V34 )

and GMATPrep (before my 1st attepmt)
640 (Q43, V34)
650 (Q40, V39)

but to be honest I would be quite happy to score anything 640+ because although I was scoring 650 range in mocks , on my 1st attempt I scored 560(Q39, V26) My biggest fear is to repeat this mistake and after all this effort and mock tests- to score below 600.

Please advise, what can I do to improve my odds for better or at least to avoid the worst.

Thank you.




Here is what i think =>

Given your mocks, you are currently at a V35-40 range.
That is a great verbal score.

The good news for you is ->>It is much harder to improve in verbal than is to improve in quant.
So all you have to do is focus on some areas on quant to get a 700+

One week isn't going to cut it.
Set aside 1-1.5 months for the hardcore Quant practise.

Download the GMATCLUB-Math Book.
Its a great resource that will help you clear the basics.

I recommend focusing more heavily on two topics=> NUMBER PROPERTIES and STATISTICS.
Did you know that if you master these two topics you can score as high as a Q49.


Set aside 1-1.5 months.
That is all its going to take.

Also => Follow
Bunuel on the forum.
Solve each and every question he posts.
That will help you get in the GMAT-Quant zone.


All the best


Regards
Stone Cold


Dear Stonecold

Thank you very much for your response.

I always hated math, never knew that it will come back to haunt me like this.

Since on my first attempt I blew up verbal section, I spent last 1 month on solidifying verbal to not to score 26V again. I was thinking Quant is fair enough given where I started.
I will now tackle the quant until the exam , this Wednesday.

Thank you again



So here it's I blew up again , the second attempt. Scored 600 ( Q42 , V31) I am not sure anymore if mocks are truly reflective of one's ability. Apparently my weakness was still verbal section , all my Kaplan mocks deceived me by showing results in the rage V35-40 . I got my hopes high by doing mocks, i though it was doable for me.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: How can I improve from 650-680 range to 700 in less than a week? &nbs [#permalink] 15 May 2017, 20:45
Display posts from previous: Sort by

How can I improve from 650-680 range to 700 in less than a week?

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: chetan2u, EMPOWERgmatRichC, bb



cron
Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.