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I'm done.. (400 -> 680)

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Hi guys.
I scored a mere 680 after 4 months. There are probably maaaany people who managed to get past 700 in one month, but I started from the bottom (400).
I am writing to inform people who scored low on their diagnostic test that they can score high.
I've been working within the M&A industry, which means insane working hours, during my whole GMAT journey. First month of my study journey had been intense, but then big projects appeared and I couldn't study much. Since the October, I could barely study at all. AND I DIDN'T STUDY BETWEEN MY 1ST AND 2ND ATTEMPT (I only did few GMATclub tests) but this probably isn't something I would recommend you to do unless you are sure you are prepared more than enough to get the score you need.

Here's my breakdown.

21/07/2018 - GMATprep - 400 (Q26, V20)
28/07/2018 - GMATprep 2 - 550 (Q42, V23)

...some unrealistic CATs... (either not timed or solved with external sources of knowledge)

28/10/2018 - GMATprep - 690 (I don't remember the breakdown though) - I remembered few questions so the score was inflated.

I couldn't get rid of silly mistakes no matter how many practice questions I solved.
But then I focused as hard as I only could and.. first 700 appeared.

01/11/2018 - GMAT PREP exam 3 - 710 (Q50, V35)
03/11/2018 - GMAT PREP exam 4 - 710 (Q50 V35)
05/11/2018 - REAL GMAT - 570 (Q41, V28)

I thought the lack of sleep could have been responsible for that disaster but...

20/11/2018 - GMAT PREP Exam 5 - 700 (Q49, V36)
24/11/2018 - GMAT PREP Exam 6 - 690 (Q49, V34)
26/11/2018 - REAL GMAT - 680 (Q50, V32)

Now, I think I didn't sleep today (I might have fallen asleep for an hour or two). I felt terrible. But I sat the exam... quant? easy.. and then Verbal begins... 10 minutes later another test-taker enters the center and takes his seat. What was weird that he was talking to himself. I couldn't focus and I had to re-read everything twice or even thrice. I even hit the table but it didn't work, he was still talking to himself. I was about to stand up and tell him to shut his mouth up. But then I saw the 680 and I forgot how angry I had been :lol:. 680 is sufficient for my 1st choice school!

Materials used to study:

Sentence Correction - Manhattan
Critical Reasoning - PowerScore Bible (THE BEST BOOK FOR CR, IMO)

Quant:

I read Manhattan book and gmatclub quant book once. I was doing hundreds of questions from GMATClub forum (I didn't pay attention to the source until recently).
I've gotten through a comprehensive set of official questions gathered by one of the gmatclub members (I can't remember the thread, though :cry: ). I also did many gmatclub quant tests (they are brilliant).

I hope to have helped the incoming gmat assasins who struggle with their low diagnostic score. I'll stay there for one more day in case someone asks me a question.

Thanks to all the people who devoted their time to tell me some kind words throughout my journey.
I may be back for a 720+ in a few years. :-D :)

Originally posted by Kaczet on 26 Nov 2018, 09:14.
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Hello Kaczet ....... congratulations Sire !! Glad that everything worked out for you.
All the best for the application process. :-)
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Congratulations!!! 280 point improvement is a BIG number! I improved 210 points and it was A LOT OF WORK. I can only name about 5 people on GMAT Club who have been able to improve around 300 points and you pretty much is a member of that group - good job on putting the effort in!

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New post 28 Nov 2018, 18:49
I had the same experience... A girl next to me clapped after every question ( and precisely three times)...I was like WTF? Is her software telling her that the answer was right?or is is it some "tantric" thing she is doing.. Why are you clapping woman... I was like "please do not clap, it's distracting"
She didn't respond and still kept clapping ! Some weird ppl in this world

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New post 13 Dec 2018, 20:04
Congrats! I'm hoping for a jump like that this weekend! I'm freaking out a little, so reading posts like this are helping me (unlike the post I just read about testing centers cancelling tests the day before...).
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