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New post 19 Jul 2017, 12:53
Hi Guys,

I was wondering if anyone can help. I am about a week away from my exam (7/27). Ive been putting in an extensive amount of time studying, for the last 1.5 month. I would say somewhere around 8-12 hrs a day pretty much every day. Yesterday I took a practice exam and got a 530, but before that I was between 610-650 consistently. One thing i did notice is that I am feeling worn out by the exam. I inherently started noticing that I did not want to read the CR or was not able to focus on the RC passages during my exam. Whats worse is that I froze up on the first question in Verbal which was a SC that i normally get right. Also even though I thought I was doing well in quant I was picking the wrong answer choices even though I knew how to solve those questions. Im not sure what I should do, I have a week before the exam and i don't want to stop studying and reviewing but I am clearly not motivated at the moment and it shows in my last prep test. My questions are 1) has this happened to anyone before? What was your approach and how did you over come this? 2) Should I reschedule my exam to another time when I am feeling motivated and ready to take this on, like when you start studying for the first time.

P.S. I should mention that I have taken the exam before and I was getting between 610-700, and right before I took the exam the first time I freaked out and ended up with a 460. I truly did not do well and the sub 650 scores are not a true reflection of what I know and the effort I have put in. After the 460 I took a 1-1.5 week break and when i took a Kaplan exam I scored a 650 on the first one. I have been in that rage the whole time until the last two exams, which i scored 570 and 530 on. Please help any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.
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New post 19 Jul 2017, 13:06
What is your target score?

With only about one week left, there is not much you can do to drastically improve your score. Part of your problem is that you are studying GMAT 8-12 hours a day for almost every day. This is not the best approach to learn the GMAT. I highly doubt that you were productive during all those time. You have to find a balance between studying and resting. GMAT is not a memorization test, instead it is a thinking test. If you are tired before the test, the battle is already lost before it begin. So, if your mock test scores are 50+ points from your target score, then I would suggest you postpone the test and then change the way you prepare the test.
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New post 19 Jul 2017, 13:14
My target is 700! And I know I am in the 700 range! I pretty much have exhausted all options for studying quant, SC, CR, and RC. There maybe only minor details i need to button up at this point. I think I am better than my score reflects but clearly I am feeling the burn out. Yes I agree that the last two week of studying I really felt burned out and that clearly showed in my last two exams.
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