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Good morning!

I have been studying for a week and I feel so lost. I have not taken any practice tests yet so I do not know my starting score. I can say that I am not very solid in math at this point so I have been choosing to start with studying that part.

Here are the resources that I currently have:
Magoosh Premium Subscription
Used Manhattan 4th edition GMAT Prep Books (1-9)
Manhattan Foundations of GMAT Math
Manhattan OG Companion 12th Ed. Quant
OG 12th edition and 2017 Ed.
OG Verbal Review 2nd Ed. and OG Quant Review 2nd Ed.
McGrawHill Conquering GMAT Math and IR 2nd Ed.
CliffsNotes GMAT with CD-ROM

I have set my test date for September 15th at 11am.
My goal score is in the 550 to 600 range.
I'm looking to start business school in Fall 2019.
I figure I have two attempts to take this test before January 2019.

I am planning to attend U of SD, for the MSRE program, which requires a minimum 550 score.
I currently have a 3.36 GPA undergrad with over 180 credits taken.

I am a great test taker and historically I am really solid on reading comprehension.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thank you.

Originally posted by RealEstateGMAT on 21 Jun 2018, 10:49.
Last edited by RealEstateGMAT on 27 Jun 2018, 00:48, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 21 Jun 2018, 12:05
A word of advice from anybody here ? In similar kind of dilemma!

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New post 21 Jun 2018, 19:45
Ok I will take a gmat test and see where my starting point is.. I think that is why I have no responses.
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RealEstateGMAT wrote:
Good morning!

I have been studying for a week and I feel so lost. I have not taken any practice tests yet so I do not know my starting score. I can say that I am not very solid in math at this point so I have been choosing to start with studying that part.

Here are the resources that I currently have:
Magoosh Premium Subscription
Used Manhattan Gmat Prep Books (all of them)
OG 12th edition and 2017 ed.

I have set my test date for September 15th at 11am.
My goal score is in the 550 to 600 range.
I'm looking to start business school in Fall 2019.
I figure I have two attempts to take this test before January 2019.

I am planning to attend U of SD, for the MSRE program, which requires a minimum 550 score.
I currently have a 3.36 GPA undergrad with over 180 credits taken.

I am a great test taker and historically I am really solid on reading comprehension.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thank you.


Try to take a mock test. if your score is about 450. I think it's achievable for 550-600 after 2 months. Furthermore, the reading of Gmat is not only comprehension, it is more into logical thinking. And goodluck.
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RealEstateGMAT wrote:
Good morning!

I have been studying for a week and I feel so lost. I have not taken any practice tests yet so I do not know my starting score. I can say that I am not very solid in math at this point so I have been choosing to start with studying that part.

Here are the resources that I currently have:
Magoosh Premium Subscription
Used Manhattan Gmat Prep Books (all of them)
OG 12th edition and 2017 ed.

I have set my test date for September 15th at 11am.
My goal score is in the 550 to 600 range.
I'm looking to start business school in Fall 2019.
I figure I have two attempts to take this test before January 2019.

I am planning to attend U of SD, for the MSRE program, which requires a minimum 550 score.
I currently have a 3.36 GPA undergrad with over 180 credits taken.

I am a great test taker and historically I am really solid on reading comprehension.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thank you.



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Hey RealEstateGMAT,

Before you delve into serious preparation, you need to create a proper structure of it. In order to frame a specific plan, you need to possess some idea about the following parameters:

    • Your desired GMAT Target Score, which you have already mentioned as 550 to 600
Put your target GMAT score in the GMAT Planner Tool to have an idea about what you need to score in the GMAT examination. Get the section-wise requirement break-up to achieve your target score.

    • Your present level of proficiency in both quant and verbal (section wise)
As you need to map your present level of proficiency with your target score, try the Diagnostic Test to get a fair amount of idea of your present proficiency level.

    • How many hours per day you can put for your preparation for the next 3 months.
Depending on the amount of time you can put daily, you need to plan the preparation of the modules. Ideally, as a thumb rule, an increase of 10-point score requires 10 hours of preparation.

For the maximum effective of the course learning, try a Learn-Refine-Apply approach. In short, the approach is:
    • Take one specific module at a time. Learn the concepts of that topic in details.
    • Now, refine your knowledge or learning from the concepts by solving practice quizzes and sectional tests.
    • Finally, if you have successfully completed the practice resources, try your understanding in the full-length mocks.

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RealEstateGMAT wrote:
Good morning!

I have been studying for a week and I feel so lost. I have not taken any practice tests yet so I do not know my starting score. I can say that I am not very solid in math at this point so I have been choosing to start with studying that part.

Here are the resources that I currently have:
Magoosh Premium Subscription
Used Manhattan Gmat Prep Books (all of them)
OG 12th edition and 2017 ed.

I have set my test date for September 15th at 11am.
My goal score is in the 550 to 600 range.
I'm looking to start business school in Fall 2019.
I figure I have two attempts to take this test before January 2019.

I am planning to attend U of SD, for the MSRE program, which requires a minimum 550 score.
I currently have a 3.36 GPA undergrad with over 180 credits taken.

I am a great test taker and historically I am really solid on reading comprehension.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thank you.



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Hi RealEstateGMAT,

Since it sounds like you're just beginning your studies, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can take 2 for free at www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. That score will give us a good sense of your natural strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

1) What is the Round 1 application deadline for the Program that you're interested in?
2) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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New post 26 Jun 2018, 22:55
I took the Full Length CAT tonight and here are my results:
Q=25/14%
V=31/59%
IR=5/52%
Total = 470

As a side note, I was unable to finish the IR in the allotted time, I very much rushed it. The other two parts I had about 10 minutes left in each. Also, I took the test in Q,V,IR order, opting to take the harder subject first.

I aim to devote 3 hours a day to studying.

In response about the deadlines, September 1st is the first day applications are accepted and May 1st is the final deadline.

Thank you for your help!
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Hi RealEstateGMAT,

A 470 is fine for an initial CAT Score. If you did actually finish each of the Quant and Verbal sections 10 minutes EARLY, then you could potentially have slowed down, taken more notes, double-checked your work, etc. and scored higher. Given your timeframe, your Goal Score is absolutely achievable - it's now just a matter of studying in a consistent, organized fashion. Since you have a number of different study materials already, I suggest that you study as you see fit for the next 2 weeks then take a NEW, FULL-LENGTH CAT. That score result will give us a sense of how effectively your studies are leading to improvement (in the areas that you are working on) and we can discuss any adjustments that you might need.

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That article will walk you through the very beginning of your GMAT studies in an organized way and get you started off right. :)
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New post 30 Jun 2018, 04:17
Hi,

I am in the same boat as RealEstateGMAT.
I took the mock cold and got a 470 score:
4 IR
29 verbal
24 Quant

I have the OG, magoosh, manhatten prep books, power score sc bible and aim to get a 700+ score.
I have 4 months out of which 3 months i am dedicating my whole day to gmat prep.
I am targeting b schools in india like ISB and SP jain.
Kindly advice
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New post 30 Jun 2018, 19:38
Hi ShabariSS,

You should start your own post thread, so the discussion - and advice - can stay focused on your situation (as opposed to piggy-backing on this thread, where the given advice might not actually apply to you). The more information that you can provide about your timeline and goals, the better.

Since you've already acquired some practice materials, you can get started with those. The OG books are great sources for practice questions, but they're not designed to teach you Tactics, patterns or the little 'secrets' behind the GMAT - for those, you'll need Course-oriented materials. To that end, you should work on the OG a little later on in your studies. I suggest that you study as you see fit for the next 2-3 weeks, then take a new FULL LENGTH CAT (with the Essay and IR sections). That score result will give us a better idea of how well you're improving and what changes might be necessary.

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I took my GMAT today, the results were similar to the practice test, however I was not as focused as I should have been on the studying.

From the looks of it I really need to focus on the Quantitative section of the test.

Q=22/7%
V=33/68%
IR=5/54%
Total = 470
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Hi RealEstateGMAT,

I'm sorry to hear that Test Day did not go as well as hoped. Since this Official Score is so similar to your initial CAT Score, you clearly continue to 'see' (and respond to) the Exam in the same ways that you were doing so approximately 3 months ago. Before we can discuss how best to proceed with this next phase of your studies, I'd like to know a bit more about how you've spent the last few months studying:

1) Did you follow a set study routine or did you have to take 'time off' from your studies? How many hours were you studying each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

You still have plenty of time to continue studying and retest before January, but this result shows that you clearly CANNOT afford to be studying in the same ways as before. A change in your routine - and a focus on the proper Quant and Verbal Tactics - will be necessary for you to hit your Score Goal. Thankfully, the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score at a higher level.

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