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# I need MAJOR HELP - Completely lost here.

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27 Jul 2018, 23:49
Hi guys, I need major help.

I have my GMAT on the 25th October. I took two GMAT official practice tests, on the first one I scored a 580 (Q 34, V 35) and then another a couple of weeks later and my score DROPPED to a 510 (Q29, V32) - no idea why. I can tell you my experience during the test - I couldn't get myself to focus on the question because the timer just freaked me out so much. Had to rush through the last couple of questions on both Q&V.

I haven't really studied Verbal, so I feel like I'll get much better at it once I find some direction. My problem is Quant. How do I go about this?
How do I divide what to study and when? I have a full time job and can't put in more than 5 hours at best (that's studying with a drained brain)

Is it possible to cross 700 in the given time? If yes, how do I go about Math? I've brushed up on concepts but don't know how much to practice each topic. I'm not naturally good at math, and have had no practice in the last six years. My problem is that I'll do it once I know how, I just can't figure out solutions myself. I don't want to give up.

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Hi guys, I need major help.

Is it possible to cross 700 in the given time? If yes, how do I go about Math? I've brushed up on concepts but don't know how much to practice each topic. I'm not naturally good at math, and have had no practice in the last six years. My problem is that I'll do it once I know how, I just can't figure out solutions myself. I don't want to give up.

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hibobotamuss. Impossible is nothing (given enough time & right effort)

Looking at your scores, it seems like you have a lot to improve on quant as compared to verbal. You are already in 80+ percentile in verbal ( which is good since you haven't prepared anything for it). From here on - what you are able to achieve on D-day depends on how you tackle your weak areas.

Post CAT analysis shows what sections you are the weakest on. In verbal find those sections and start reading prep material ( whatever you choose - here there are ton's of options which are equally good and all that matters is sticking to one and finishing the questions types & getting practice )
In quant - get a hold of the GMAT Club math book . Go through all the chapters therein & complement the prep with solving questions & further theory using the quant megathread.

After solving as many questions as possible for your weak sections & maintaining an error log for them ( see why you got the wrong ones wrong & try to revise the content / solution for those Qs ) - give another CAT. Since you have already exhausted both your free GMAC CATs , you may want to consider purchasing the EP1 & 2. ( which are 4 more official practice CATs )

All the while, you should try to be active here on the forum to be able to participate in the high quality discussions that take place. At any point in your prep if you feel stuck, there are better people that I to guide you here.

25th Oct is far away, hope you get to your goals with my 2 cents.

Best Regards,
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