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New post 20 Apr 2009, 11:45
hi guys,

i had appeared for gmat last year in May and scored miserbly. Ever since i have been wanting to restart my studies but just did not have the motivation (after a bad score). I really thought i had prepared well. Now i am serious about taking the exam later this year but don't know from where to start.
Can anybody give me some tips on how to start from scratch as i have forgotten most of the concepts. Also i need to improve my verbal drastically.

pls advise.

Thanks

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New post 20 Apr 2009, 12:17
I totally understand you position, I was in the same state a few of months back (Coincidently, I wrote the GMAT last may and scored miserably).

What did I do? I read through many many posts on this forum, this helped me gather some valuable information. I was sure, I had to do something different in order to score above 700 (at least, that’s what I'm hoping!)

The below might help, see what fits you :
1) Back to basics - I bought a few Manhattan GMAT series books, to polish my fundamentals.
2) Taking care of myself - I felt this was important to me, I have loads of reasons.
3) Books & tests - List the books & tests that are important (search through this forum)
4) Duration - Generally speaking, 3 months is sufficient, however, depends on you.
5) Be truthful to yourself - Focus is the key! its very tough to motivate yourself to study after a long gap.
6) Vs - List what you previously studied & how Vs what you plan to do. Very important.
7) Make a plan - Example: 12 weeks...w/k 1 - I'll finish xxx, w/k 2 - yyy. Try to work more on the weaker areas.

starting-afresh-with-gmat-advice-72574.html

Hope this helps, good luck!

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New post 20 Apr 2009, 22:16
pm4553 wrote:
I totally understand you position, I was in the same state a few of months back (Coincidently, I wrote the GMAT last may and scored miserably).

What did I do? I read through many many posts on this forum, this helped me gather some valuable information. I was sure, I had to do something different in order to score above 700 (at least, that’s what I'm hoping!)

The below might help, see what fits you :
1) Back to basics - I bought a few Manhattan GMAT series books, to polish my fundamentals.
2) Taking care of myself - I felt this was important to me, I have loads of reasons.
3) Books & tests - List the books & tests that are important (search through this forum)
4) Duration - Generally speaking, 3 months is sufficient, however, depends on you.
5) Be truthful to yourself - Focus is the key! its very tough to motivate yourself to study after a long gap.
6) Vs - List what you previously studied & how Vs what you plan to do. Very important.
7) Make a plan - Example: 12 weeks...w/k 1 - I'll finish xxx, w/k 2 - yyy. Try to work more on the weaker areas.

starting-afresh-with-gmat-advice-72574.html

Hope this helps, good luck!


just to add my little bit...
I am also undergoing through same problem.
But, I think, if we make a plan.. and just start the journey..
Motivation will come automatically.
We should make minor goals and complete that each day. Because, in the starting, with very demanding goal,
and not honoring that used to eat my motivation.

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New post 21 Apr 2009, 22:27
Hi,
In first place recall your experience and see what went wrong .
secondly one thing you must keep in mind that overpreperation is also not good and if you will give too much gap in btwn then you might find difficulty in starting all over agin,right now things are fresh and it won;t take much time to work on your weakness, if delayed you will have to start all over again.

most importantly, you should give the test at the peak of your preperation, gap might lower the zeal.

don't worry work on weaker points and do go for simulated tests.

All the best.

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