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# Low Score on GMAT - Needing Advice

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05 Mar 2009, 18:27
I recently studied for the GMAT and even took a prep class and scored 420 on the test. Obviously I am not doing the right things. I tend to really struggle especially in verbal. I have really high hopes out there and want to make it into the high 600s....even 700 if I could. Any advice or strategies out there that worked for others???
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05 Mar 2009, 18:34
tell us about how you prepared for the GMAT. Knowing what you did to prepare can help us see what things you might do differently before the retake.
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05 Mar 2009, 19:27
I began with a condensed princeton review course, which I found informative and my scores were beginning to improve however my verbal continued to struggle. I mainly focused on practicing problems out of the OG guide and the princeton review manual. To be honest (embarrassed) I probably gave it about a month of time. My scores started to slightly improve but when I attempted the test my anxiety and lack of being truly prepared really set in. I feel like a prep class begins to lay the foundation however I am looking to see how people are studying beyond that.
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13 Mar 2009, 04:39
i guess you shoud first start with a diagnostic test, tells you how good/ok/bad you are at it. once you have a perspective, depending on the score go for a good prep course. in between it wouldnt hurt to give lots of practice test. I guess you'll be able to find few free practice tests and some very good paid tests online. keep trying all of those to get more practices.

the more you practice, i guess the better you'd get. Here are some references you can use:

www.gmatlive.com
[url]=http://www.manhattangmat.com]www.manhattangmat.com[/url]
www.4tests.com
www.800score.com
Re: Low Score on GMAT - Needing Advice   [#permalink] 13 Mar 2009, 04:39
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