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just gave the gmat! 520.. :( help????

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11 Sep 2010, 07:07
hello everyone

i just gave my gmat and got an awful result verbal:24
quant: 37
im quite dejected.. i am very scared of work rate time.. n speed time distance, and the first question on my gmat was work rate.. i got soo horrified tht i messed it all up..
i was ssoooo damn nervous..
and i reallyy want a score of 700 in the second attempt..
in the prep tests i gave i always scored sum where between 40 and 45 in quant.. n verbal was always horrible never above 30
i usually make silly mistakes in maths because of which my score doesn go up.. but verbal.. i just dont know what to do??
i need help!!! what can i do to improve verbal..?? and reduce silly errors in quant?

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11 Sep 2010, 08:52
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sorry to hear that. Some tips:
error logs - seems you know your weak areas in quant - now you need to figure out the prob with V
devote time to verbal - a 20/80 time split is good.
Use MGMAT books and powerscore CR if you havent done so.
if you never scored over 30 in V it is pretty much a given you wont get a 700+ test day since you need probably at least a 35V to have any chance really...
Keep up the spirit and study hard!
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11 Sep 2010, 09:56
thnx..
i havn't done powerscore or mgmat..
ill do it

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11 Sep 2010, 11:13
Hey Rashi,

it's okay man. It happens to everyone. Instead of letting it get you down, i think you should let it motivate you to do better as it seems to have done so. PM me if you want particular advice regarding prep to 700.

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11 Sep 2010, 14:59
Seems like the MGMAT word translations will do wonders for you.
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11 Sep 2010, 16:07
rashi22 wrote:
thnx..
i havn't done powerscore or mgmat..
ill do it

good luck man. and welcome to the club!!!!
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12 Sep 2010, 11:38
Try these books best-gmat-books-77703.html
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12 Sep 2010, 11:55
I would definitely suggest MGMAT SC and Powerscore CR to you. These are books that address the mechanics of the question and teach you how to utilize logic effectively to answer a question, instead of teaching you tips and tricks (though those are included as well). For Math, I think it might have just been a timing problem, so practice more and use an error log with a timer and monitor your weaknesses.

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12 Sep 2010, 11:58
Still in its experimental stages, but try this:

i-just-bought-an-egg-timer-100854.html
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12 Sep 2010, 12:22
Hi,
Please try MGMAT word translation and powerscore Cr that will definitely help u as already suggested by others!!

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