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New post 19 Apr 2015, 13:02
I took the GMAT twice. I did 440 and 430. I studied hard for the second time, but my Quantitative section was worse than the Verbal section. I ran out of time basically on the Quantitative section. I am doing on free trial tutoring right now. Sincerelly, I do not know what to do? i just need about 600 to get into the school of my choice. Do you recommend any specific material?

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New post 11 May 2015, 10:36
Hi velhogaga,

Based on your first two GMAT scores, it's clear that you need to go back to the basics. I'm curious to know more about why you're struggling with Quant, but I think it's important for you to consider reviewing basic concepts for both Quant and Verbal. I'm also curious about the following:

-How much time did you devote to studying before each of your attempts at the GMAT?
-How often were you able to dive into GMAT Tutor?
-Have you taken any practice exams? If so, what were your practice exam scores?

If you've taken a couple practice exams, go back and analyze where you ran into trouble. You'll notice patterns in your test taking after you've gone through a couple FULL-length practice exams, which will help you narrow your study plan and focus on the areas you're struggling with most.

However, I'd also stress that you should take a good amount of time before you attempt the GMAT again to review some fundamentals. [Khan Academy offers a number of online classes that will help you improve in areas that you're not quite grasping. Check them out here: https://www.khanacademy.org/. Reviewing basics will also allow you to move on to focusing more on test taking strategies.

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