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15 Aug 2009, 07:34
Hi All.

I have been studying on GMAT for almost one month,and half, my test is on the 7th of September, and I am studying everyday. I have already bought Kaplan's book and Barron's, borrowed Princton's as well in addition to the verbal and quantitative OG.

Despite all this sencere attempt to get high score, I end up by scoring in the range between 520-570 everytime I do Kaplan's test or other tests. I am looking forward to score at least 570 to be able to apply for the Business school I want.

I am losing hope here, especially that I am not native english speaking.

Someone Please advise me what to do especially that less than three weeks is left for my exam,,

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15 Aug 2009, 07:56
Have you identified your weak areas? Is it mainly verbal since you are a non-native English speaker?

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15 Aug 2009, 08:12
Franklin wrote:
Have you identified your weak areas? Is it mainly verbal since you are a non-native English speaker?

It seems so, the verbal section, though I have covered almost all the OG of Critical reasoning and most of the sentence correction exercises, I am still scoring below the average..

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15 Aug 2009, 10:03
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Franklin wrote:
Have you identified your weak areas? Is it mainly verbal since you are a non-native English speaker?

It seems so, the verbal section, though I have covered almost all the OG of Critical reasoning and most of the sentence correction exercises, I am still scoring below the average..

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17 Aug 2009, 09:43
Hi again,

I haven't taken MGMAT yet, but I have already taken the following...
- KAPLAN CAT 1 540 (Q 21,V 21)

Math:
Problem solving ( 60%)
Data sufficiency ( 40%)
Arithmetic ( 38%)
Algebra ( 60%)
Geometry (60%)
Word Problems ( 60%)

Verbal
Sent. Correction ( 51)
Critical reasoning ( 50%)

- KAPLAN KAT 2, 520 (Q 20, V 18)
Math
Problem Solving ( 58%)
Data suffciency ( 50%)
Arithmetic ( 60%)
Algebra ( 50%)
Geometry ( 54%)
Word Problems ( 40%)

Verbal
Sent. Correction ( 22%)
Critical Reasonong ( 50%)

PrepGmat - Test 1, 590
(Q 25, V 20)
** Verbal and Quantitative sections were taken seperatly in the same day

I will do the MGMAT during this week ..
So what do you think ...

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20 Aug 2009, 14:36
honestly..kaplan is not the greatest of the indicator. Take GMAT Prep as soon as you can (you can always repeat it later). This will tell you where you stand. Then break the questions down, focus on your weakness, practice tough question at the same time refresh all the fundamentals. Kaplan is on the harder end of test prep material especially for the short amount of time allocated. Dont get discouraged!

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