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# Seeking advice from "natural/gifted" test takers

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24 Jan 2014, 11:14
Hello all, this is my first post on GMAT club. I'm currently a senior in undergrad and I am someone who has always scored top 1% on standardized tests without any real effort or preparation throughout my life. I decided to take the GMAT in December and my preparation consisted of reading through the Manhattan GMAT books and taking 2 CATs on the MGMAT website. I got 680 on both CATs and a 710 on the actual GMAT (Q=49 / 81 %ile, V=36 / 80 %ile, Total=710 / 92 %ile).

I'm shooting for an 800 as well as the ability to deeply understand each topic/aspect of the test to the point that I can explain it to someone else.
My main question is:

Are there any "natural" test takers who scored well and are willing to chime in on what worked for them? I'm looking through study plans here and plan to adopt one for myself but I'd like to avoid buying a ton of books if possible. I currently have the MGMAT books and the Official Guide. To be clear, I'm not asking for a personalized study plan. I'm more interested in hearing what worked from natural test-takers and if there are any unique strategies you found that were particularly helpful.

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24 Jan 2014, 14:27
Hello all, this is my first post on GMAT club. I'm currently a senior in undergrad and I am someone who has always scored top 1% on standardized tests without any real effort or preparation throughout my life. I decided to take the GMAT in December and my preparation consisted of reading through the Manhattan GMAT books and taking 2 CATs on the MGMAT website. I got 680 on both CATs and a 710 on the actual GMAT (Q=49 / 81 %ile, V=36 / 80 %ile, Total=710 / 92 %ile).

I'm shooting for an 800 as well as the ability to deeply understand each topic/aspect of the test to the point that I can explain it to someone else.
My main question is:

Are there any "natural" test takers who scored well and are willing to chime in on what worked for them? I'm looking through study plans here and plan to adopt one for myself but I'd like to avoid buying a ton of books if possible. I currently have the MGMAT books and the Official Guide. To be clear, I'm not asking for a personalized study plan. I'm more interested in hearing what worked from natural test-takers and if there are any unique strategies you found that were particularly helpful.

I took several practice exams before taking the real GMAT exam, and I reviewed the questions that I missed. My timing on each question improved, and I wasn't nervous taking the real exam. I ended up getting a 780.

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25 Jan 2014, 12:30
You need to know the underlying material and not make mistakes... that's really what gets the high score. How you get that knowledge of the underlying material is really up to you.

For most of us here, it was work, practice, concentration, and more hard work.
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