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I Scored a 400 on my Practice Exam. Am I doomed?

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I scored terribly on the Manhattan GMAT CAD Practice Test #1. I'm currently taking the online course and feel like it's not really helping. I'm finding myself taking much longer on the fundamentals aspect of the math. Did anyone else score badly and was able to significantly increase their score? I'm working my way through the MGMAT FDP strategy book and pushing through the lessons of the online course for now. Any strategies that anyone could provide, would be helpful!
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Hi cindyarzola,

Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so if you're early-on in your studies, then you shouldn't necessarily expect to be performing at a high level just yet. 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:

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2) What were the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for this CAT?
3) Did you have to 'rush' to finish any of the sections (and if so, then how many questions did you rush through)?

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5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
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I scored terribly on the Manhattan GMAT CAD Practice Test #1. I'm currently taking the online course and feel like it's not really helping. I'm finding myself taking much longer on the fundamentals aspect of the math. Did anyone else score badly and was able to significantly increase their score? I'm working my way through the MGMAT FDP strategy book and pushing through the lessons of the online course for now. Any strategies that anyone could provide, would be helpful!


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Best Books

1. Manhattan GMAT Quant Guides
2. Manhattan GMAT Verbal guides
or Aristotle Verbal Guide for CR critical reasoning bible is best book with 300+ pages of comprehensive Data

Start with Quant, learn the concepts tested on GMAT. After learning, practice your learned section with timed practice. You can also take quizzes to meet the pace of GMAT. 1 Month for learning concepts and 15 days of practice and same with the verbal. When completed all the concepts learning and handsome practice. Take full lenght CATs, know your estimated score. Analyze the result with Correct/incorrect questions, pacing analysis trace your mistakes and learn from them, make an error log to know your mistakes in the previously attempted questions

Best Mocks

1. Official GMAC (50+50$)
2. Manhattan GMAT (49$)

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I scored terribly on the Manhattan GMAT CAD Practice Test #1. I'm currently taking the online course and feel like it's not really helping. I'm finding myself taking much longer on the fundamentals aspect of the math. Did anyone else score badly and was able to significantly increase their score? I'm working my way through the MGMAT FDP strategy book and pushing through the lessons of the online course for now. Any strategies that anyone could provide, would be helpful!


Reach out to your MPrep instructor! They'll be able to give you some advice on changing the homework. If you're starting at a 400 level, and that actually reflects your current ability, that's fine - but it does mean that a lot of what happens in the classroom will probably feel tough for you right now. If you were in my class, I'd probably tell you to ignore the standard Quant homework for now and focus only on Foundations of Math and the 'easier' quant homework in Atlas.
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cinderella07 wrote:
I scored terribly on the Manhattan GMAT CAD Practice Test #1. I'm currently taking the online course and feel like it's not really helping. I'm finding myself taking much longer on the fundamentals aspect of the math. Did anyone else score badly and was able to significantly increase their score? I'm working my way through the MGMAT FDP strategy book and pushing through the lessons of the online course for now. Any strategies that anyone could provide, would be helpful!



Hi cinderella07,

I was in a similar situation during my initial preparations. Do remember that Manhattan GMAT practice tests are a notch tougher than the actual GMAT. Manhattan prep test's Quant section is one of the toughest so please do not get disheartened by your score in them. If you are looking to improve your performance in verbal specially in SC and RC, I would encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They are both amazing courses and cover the syllabus very well. 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.

Further 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.

Lastly I would also encourage you to purchase the latest version of OG and the verbal review for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

Hope this helps. All the best.
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Thanks ccooley!

Appreciate the feedback.

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cinderella07 wrote:
I scored terribly on the Manhattan GMAT CAD Practice Test #1. I'm currently taking the online course and feel like it's not really helping. I'm finding myself taking much longer on the fundamentals aspect of the math. Did anyone else score badly and was able to significantly increase their score? I'm working my way through the MGMAT FDP strategy book and pushing through the lessons of the online course for now. Any strategies that anyone could provide, would be helpful!


Reach out to your MPrep instructor! They'll be able to give you some advice on changing the homework. If you're starting at a 400 level, and that actually reflects your current ability, that's fine - but it does mean that a lot of what happens in the classroom will probably feel tough for you right now. If you were in my class, I'd probably tell you to ignore the standard Quant homework for now and focus only on Foundations of Math and the 'easier' quant homework in Atlas.
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