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New post 27 Nov 2019, 10:46
Hello!

I took a mock/diagnostic test and scored a 640 with a 32 in Quant and 46 in Verbal. I'm super overwhelmed with the amount of material out there and I'm not sure where to start.

I've signed up for Target Test Prep for Quant. Is doing the whole course and 4-5 mocks enough? Should I be supplementing it with OG or some other material as well?
Also, how much prep time do you suppose I would need to get to a 47-48 in Quant? Is that even a realistic target given where I'm starting from? I'm not planning to apply for this intake so I have time.

Lastly, should I be spending any time on Verbal at all? Would the mock tests and reviews be enough prep? Is there a recommended source for more advanced SC rules?
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Hi nashbird.

I’m thrilled to hear that you’ve signed up for TTP! If you can follow the study plan and complete the course, in full, there is no reason why you can’t hit Q47+ on test day. Also, since you have plenty of time before you plan to apply to schools, I really would not worry about how long it’s taking you to get through the course. The key is that you go at your OWN PACE, and focus on mastering the material. If you have any further questions regarding Target Test Prep, feel free to reach out to me directly.

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nashbird - With a baseline score of V46, you are way too strong. You should focus on Quant. Target Test Prep is one of the best quant courses. The curriculum is quite easy to follow and therefore you should not have too many challenges - please stick to the study plan of TTP; do not skip anything.
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Hi nashbird,

To start, a V46 is an outstanding performance in the Verbal section, so if you can consistently perform at that level, then you could potentially score well into the mid-700s (or higher). While you probably do not need to work on Verbal at this point, we should pay careful attention to how you perform on your practice CATs/mocks going forward (to make sure that there aren't any inconsistencies in how you handle that section).

Before I can offer you any additional advice for your studies, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on your timeline and your goals:

1) What is your overall goal score?
2) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
4) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:

To start, a V46 is an outstanding performance in the Verbal section, so if you can consistently perform at that level, then you could potentially score well into the mid-700s (or higher). While you probably do not need to work on Verbal at this point, we should pay careful attention to how you perform on your practice CATs/mocks going forward (to make sure that there aren't any inconsistencies in how you handle that section).



EMPOWERgmatRichC I am fairly confident I can keep at this score in the Verbal section. I've been teaching English for the SAT/ACT for a few years now and feel very comfortable with the GMAT format as well so I'm hoping it can get better.

EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
1) What is your overall goal score?
2) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
4) What Schools are you planning to apply to?


To answer your questions:

1) 700+ hopefully
2) I'm not in a rush so whenever I feel ready. I would ideally like to take it before the summer but I'm flexible on that
3) Next year for the Fall 2021 intake
4) Undecided
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New post 29 Nov 2019, 12:38
Hi nashbird,

Studying for the GMAT now - far in advance of when you will actually "need" your Score - is a smart choice. Since you're not in any immediate rush to take the GMAT, you might consider working on your general math skills before focusing on your GMAT Quant skills. For free math practice and help, I recommend that you set up an account at Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org). The site is completely free and makes the learning a bit more fun and 'game-like' (as opposed to the dry academic approach taken by most books). While the site is vast, you should limit your studies to basic Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry. After spending a little time re-building those skills, you can start your GMAT studies.

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EMPOWERgmatRichC That makes sense! Thanks so much!
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