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# Request advise from a newbie with 2-weeks preparation time

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03 May 2012, 10:57
I'd like to request some urgent advise from you, experts. I am a newbie of GMAT who has just read a few pages from GMATPrep and GMAT Review but have to take the test on 21st May. Yeah, I tried to take some sample tests and apart from sentence correction, the rest sections got only 25% correct answers. I really need some strategies from you to get around 600, although I have no much choice with 2 weeks time.
Really sorry for a stupid post from an unprepared guy.

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03 May 2012, 14:19
Well my first advice would be to go to mba.com and download the GMATprep software (it is free). Familiarize yourself with the question types with their practice questions, and then take a practice test. Put aside 3-4 hours, and take an actual test. Then once you know where you are starting score is, then you will know how far you need to go. A 600 in two weeks is different for some people. For instance, without cracking a book I scored a 570, so within 2 weeks I could have scored a 600. But for someone that scores a 400 without cracking a book, a 600 in two weeks will be nearly impossible.

Once you have your score, then review all right and wrong questions and figure out where your weakest sections are. You will need to improve these immediately. 2 weeks preparation is not enough. 3 months of intensive study is usually recommended, so you are behind the ball.

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03 May 2012, 17:05
Thank you, GMATLA. Thank you.

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04 May 2012, 01:17
I did the same kind of thing, I gave myself three weeks to prepare because I thought any more than that would just encourage procrastination.

What helped me the most with it, and it may sound silly was just getting down solidly the break downs of math. What multiplies into what, what divides out etc. I felt like it really freed up my time to focus on questions that I needed to be more analytical.

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04 May 2012, 01:18
Oh, and in case it doesn't display it I got a 660, right about where you want to be.
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