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Hi everyone
Yesterday I just took my Gmat and it was my third attempt. However, I just got only 460(Q40,V15); I decided to cancel my score. I was so down. My target score is around 550-600. My first attempt is 480(Q36,V20) without any single study. After 3 months intensively studying, I attempt my second test and got lower score 470(Q43,V15).
I thought maybe that day I was too nervous because I always get around 550-600 in Mock test so I booked the test again 20 days after that and took it, which is my third attempt. I would like some advice from you guys. I'm not native English by the way

My study materials are OG20, Manhattan sc, CR bible, and OG verbal 18

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Originally posted by Nuttmln on 24 Nov 2019, 10:34.
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Yesterday I just took my Gmat and it was my third attempt. However, I just got only 460(Q40,V15); I decided to cancel my score. I was so down. My target score is around 550-600. My first attempt is 480(Q36,V20) without any single study. After 3 months intensively studying, I attempt my second test and got lower score 470(Q43,V15).
I thought maybe that day I was too nervous because I always get around 550-600 in Mock test so I booked the test again 20 days after that and took it, which is my third attempt. I would like some advice from you guys. I'm not English native by the way

My study materials are OG20, Manhattan sc, CR bible, and OG verbal 18

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New post 24 Nov 2019, 13:21
To improve Verbal try to watch some Thursdays with Ron's videos. they are so helpful.
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Your verbal score is fluctuating too much . If you can cover up your verbal, You'd be scoring above 600s. I reccomend egmat since you're a non native. Also, practice official guide and review it thoroughly

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Hi Nuttmln,

I'm sorry to hear that Test Day didn't go as well as planned. When these types of score drops occur, the two likely "causes" involve either something that was unrealistic during practice or something that was surprising (or not accounted for) on Test Day. Before we discuss any of those potential issues though, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

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1) How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) Over the course of your studies, on what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

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Hi Nuttmln,

I’m sorry to hear how things went with your GMAT. Since you recently scored V15 and have yet to break V20, I don’t think that taking the test in the next 20 days is the best idea. Are you able to push your test to a later date and take the GMAT once you are truly ready to do so?
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New post 28 Nov 2019, 16:19
I guess you might need to brush up some basics in Verbal and also Quant.
For Quant maybe try to revise high school math
Verbal try to solve OG questions with an in-depth understanding of the meaning of the sentence. Start with 600-level or lower and then gradually practice harder questions when you are confident enough on 600 level questions.
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Nuttmln wrote:
Hi everyone
Yesterday I just took my Gmat and it was my third attempt. However, I just got only 460(Q40,V15); I decided to cancel my score. I was so down. My target score is around 550-600. My first attempt is 480(Q36,V20) without any single study. After 3 months intensively studying, I attempt my second test and got lower score 470(Q43,V15).
I thought maybe that day I was too nervous because I always get around 550-600 in Mock test so I booked the test again 20 days after that and took it, which is my third attempt. I would like some advice from you guys. I'm not native English by the way

My study materials are OG20, Manhattan sc, CR bible, and OG verbal 18

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Hi Nuttmln

As a GMAT tutor this is something that I see a lot. Unfortunately many students seem to equate lots of time studying to having productive study. When you say that you have been doing 3 months intensively how have you been doing it? Have you been focusing on doing to GMAT style questions or are you practising the fundamentals first before doing exam style questions? Also where are your mock tests from, GMAC or elsewhere? In particular if you are non-native then practising your English (without GMAT type questions) first is critical. Happy to give further advice if helpful.

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New post 01 Dec 2019, 19:24
I think you need to relearn OG2020, Manhattan books, and Powerscore CR again, but do it slowly this time. There are lots of knowledge, if not huge, to discover when I studied them slowly.

Perhaps, it is because that I have normal IQ and am not used to English.

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