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Dear GMAT club,

I really need help with my GMAT, I have been passiver participant in this club by the means of being more of a viewer and reading what others have done and reading about there experiences.

I have had 2 attempts at GMAT and both times blown out, Its actually unbelievable that on test day while I was scoring like 550 mocks only managed to get 450 in the real thing. From reading all the discussion about people being dissapointed here with 600 + scores, Im stunned as its such a worthy score to be proud of, and Im personally aiming for 600+, I dont think Im a wizz. If someone can give me advise on what startegy I should use to tackle GMAT 3rd time around that would be awesome. Its almost embarassing letting everyone know that I will going for a 3rd time..

I have a month from today to get 600? help will be much appreciated.

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New post 10 Feb 2009, 23:20
Forester,

There is no need to feel embarassed about taking the exam a 3rd time. A lot of members have taken GMAT numerous times. The most I heard is 6. The person hit his target on the 6th attempt. So don't worry and keep marching !! ;)

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That makes me a fell a tiny bit better, its a killer exam though. Its literally humbled me on tough it is. Im having trouble improving my verbal scores currently not sure what Im doing wrong, as I have done the GMAX online course and have good understanding of the basic concepts but when I attack questions and a lot of time I feel as if Im playing it by ear and not actually applying a strategy to each question? Does anyone have a certain method they use to attack questions?

dont think I will be part of the 700 club but hopefully aiming for the 600 club...

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New post 11 Feb 2009, 22:31
If you are targeting 600 score, than don't expect a score more than 500 on actual test. My only advice to you is to get ready for 700, and be confident(confidence is important in GMAT) that you can score 700+, than maybe you can get 600-700. Do not ever aim 600 score. Practice, practice and practice!!! Good luck on exam!

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Thanks man, your right aiming to low, will set my aim bit higher and see if I got in me for 700+.

Cheers for the motivation Im taking this GMAT exam down... :-D

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Hi Guys,

Im currently avg q.34 I need to lift this up to 49 to 50, as anyone got any tips, I have covered my OG & Quant Review books at least twice and think have got mastery of the basic concepts, just signed up with GMAT Club maths challenges. But really need to learn to aim for Quant 49 to Q.50, should I be focusing more on the harder concepts per say?? Tips will be much appreciated, many thanks.

As trying to get 700 on GMAT

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JF,

I think one should have a strong understanding of concepts. Once you are confidant with concepts, doing harder questions will be easy. Definately make a error log. Work on the concepts of all the questions you get wrong. Soon you will see your score rise. I am sure the Math gurus will have more wisdom to add than me. :)

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New post 26 Feb 2009, 17:02
Question to GMAT experts out there?

What happens to you score if you cant seem to finish? As I know if you guess you jeapadize your score so it better to just work through the questions let say you have 4 questions left and and have a minute to go? Is it better to guess? or better to just focus on the question at hand and let the clock die on you?

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New post 26 Feb 2009, 18:23
Here you go: t75991-penalty-for-leaving-a-question-unanswered
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New post 26 Feb 2009, 19:52
Cheers mate,

sounds like a grey area on the GMAT.

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New post 26 Feb 2009, 19:55
That's right - nobody knows really unless you want to put an end to it and conduct an experiment where you would answer GMATPrep questions the same way up until the last 4 and then answer 4 wrong, answer 4 right, or skip 4. This would be extremely valuable for the community.
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New post 26 Feb 2009, 20:52
Sounds like a good idea, but not sure if I will be the best person to do it as Im only avg about Q.31 to Q.34 in quant so my scores are all over the show, but given Im building up to an exam over the next 3 weeks if I get to sit the same GMAT exam, I will let the clock run dry in the last few questions perhaps like 4 to 5 and see what the difference is.

Will be good to know by how much they really penalize you...

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