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Mayday!! Target 650

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28 Jan 2019, 09:28
Hello Everyone,

I am in dire need of some advise here please. Unfortunately my preparation has stretched for more than 6 months now with no apparent results. I appeared for the GMAT back in Sept 2018 and scored 430 with OG as my sole source of preparation after a month’s study (going through answer explanations of each question in OG but it did no good to me)
Since then I had been preparing on my own, brushing concepts in quant and verbal and appearing for Official GMAT Mocks to gauge my level.

550-600-570: is what I scored on OG Mocks with a gap of a month on each test(600 was after the reset) I finally purchased the subscribtion to GMAT Club Tests and started appearing for CATs on this forum as of Jan 1st week (I wish I had done this before) Now my quant score on GMAT Club varied from 35 to 24 and Verbal from 28 to 19!! Thats when I decided to stop exhausting my tests and went back to practicing.

Currently, I am doing a timed-sectional study in Quant and practicing sub 600 (efficiency ~70%) and 600-700 (efficiency ~43%) difficulty level questions and for Verbal, I have started with SC practice questions.

Now, where I need your advice is, I have to retake GMAT by end of Feb at the most and I am showing no improvement in my scores, I am working full-time but I can study 4 hours on weekdays and longer hours on weekends.

What adds to the drama is, being a spy-wife that I am, I noticed my husband researching about colleges that do not need a GMAT score(wait...did I say, ‘spy-wife’ ? Thats a lie, trust me guys I behave! Lol) perhaps he started doing this as I am stressed out and disappointed and this makes me disappointed as he motivates me without giving up and is my biggest critique.

I am not thinking of getting a prep course at this stage and just want to utilize GMAT club resources. Few pointers to help you help me: a. Yes, I do make silly mistakes and rush through question stems.
b. I mostly do the above coz of the timer.

I just want to give one hard fight before calling it a day and see if I can achieve my target score, any insights by the experts would be an elixer. I apologize about the long post and if I havent adhered to posting rules.

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28 Jan 2019, 10:01
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new2on wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I am in dire need of some advise here please. Unfortunately my preparation has stretched for more than 6 months now with no apparent results. I appeared for the GMAT back in Sept 2018 and scored 430 with OG as my sole source of preparation after a month’s study (going through answer explanations of each question in OG but it did no good to me)
Since then I had been preparing on my own, brushing concepts in quant and verbal and appearing for Official GMAT Mocks to gauge my level.

550-600-570: is what I scored on OG Mocks with a gap of a month on each test(600 was after the reset) I finally purchased the subscribtion to GMAT Club Tests and started appearing for CATs on this forum as of Jan 1st week (I wish I had done this before) Now my quant score on GMAT Club varied from 35 to 24 and Verbal from 28 to 19!! Thats when I decided to stop exhausting my tests and went back to practicing.

Currently, I am doing a timed-sectional study in Quant and practicing sub 600 (efficiency ~70%) and 600-700 (efficiency ~43%) difficulty level questions and for Verbal, I have started with SC practice questions.

Now, where I need your advice is, I have to retake GMAT by end of Feb at the most and I am showing no improvement in my scores, I am working full-time but I can study 4 hours on weekdays and longer hours on weekends.

What adds to the drama is, being a spy-wife that I am, I noticed my husband researching about colleges that do not need a GMAT score(wait...did I say, ‘spy-wife’ ? Thats a lie, trust me guys I behave! Lol) perhaps he started doing this as I am stressed out and disappointed and this makes me disappointed as he motivates me without giving up and is my biggest critique.

I am not thinking of getting a prep course at this stage and just want to utilize GMAT club resources. Few pointers to help you help me: a. Yes, I do make silly mistakes and rush through question stems.
b. I mostly do the above coz of the timer.

I just want to give one hard fight before calling it a day and see if I can achieve my target score, any insights by the experts would be an elixer. I apologize about the long post and if I havent adhered to posting rules.

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Hello new2on

Welcome to GMATCLUB. It's a good thing that you have taken a GMATPREP Mock. You now know your weaknesses and can work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for that period, you are sure to achieve your goal.

You can use MGMAT guides for your preparation. MGMAT guides are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. I must add that 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.

For Verbal, I would highly encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They are nicely designed courses . Thru e-gmat Scholaranium
you can easily track your progress in that you can identify your strengths and analyze and improve on your weak areas

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have a good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Further another advantage of taking many mocks is to build up your stamina. Apart from the GMATPREP tests, taking practice tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

Hope this helps. All the best!
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28 Jan 2019, 23:05
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new2on wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I am in dire need of some advise here please. Unfortunately my preparation has stretched for more than 6 months now with no apparent results. I appeared for the GMAT back in Sept 2018 and scored 430 with OG as my sole source of preparation after a month’s study (going through answer explanations of each question in OG but it did no good to me)
Since then I had been preparing on my own, brushing concepts in quant and verbal and appearing for Official GMAT Mocks to gauge my level.

550-600-570: is what I scored on OG Mocks with a gap of a month on each test(600 was after the reset) I finally purchased the subscribtion to GMAT Club Tests and started appearing for CATs on this forum as of Jan 1st week (I wish I had done this before) Now my quant score on GMAT Club varied from 35 to 24 and Verbal from 28 to 19!! Thats when I decided to stop exhausting my tests and went back to practicing.

Currently, I am doing a timed-sectional study in Quant and practicing sub 600 (efficiency ~70%) and 600-700 (efficiency ~43%) difficulty level questions and for Verbal, I have started with SC practice questions.

Now, where I need your advice is, I have to retake GMAT by end of Feb at the most and I am showing no improvement in my scores, I am working full-time but I can study 4 hours on weekdays and longer hours on weekends.

What adds to the drama is, being a spy-wife that I am, I noticed my husband researching about colleges that do not need a GMAT score(wait...did I say, ‘spy-wife’ ? Thats a lie, trust me guys I behave! Lol) perhaps he started doing this as I am stressed out and disappointed and this makes me disappointed as he motivates me without giving up and is my biggest critique.

I am not thinking of getting a prep course at this stage and just want to utilize GMAT club resources. Few pointers to help you help me: a. Yes, I do make silly mistakes and rush through question stems.
b. I mostly do the above coz of the timer.

I just want to give one hard fight before calling it a day and see if I can achieve my target score, any insights by the experts would be an elixer. I apologize about the long post and if I havent adhered to posting rules.

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IF you ever do to decide to take a gmat course, take the following -

Quants - TTP
Verbal- Magoosh or Egmat

An online course supplemented with gmat club tests and OG will help you get a fantastic score.

Best wishes!
Re: Mayday!! Target 650   [#permalink] 28 Jan 2019, 23:05
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