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Serious: How to improve from 760 to 790+

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Serious: How to improve from 760 to 790+  [#permalink]

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Updated on: 19 Dec 2018, 01:34
Hello,

I recently took the GMAT and got a 760: Q49 V45 IR6 AWA4. I know retaking sounds insane, but I truly feel that I did not do my best.

95% of my studying went into Quant. I always scored a Q49 on practice tests, never more, never less. How would you recommend improving to 50/51? I just seem stuck . Not once did I hit Q50.

5% of studying went into practicing random Verbal questions. Verbal is my natural strength, but other than repetitive studying with questions, I'm not sure how to study for improvement..? Anybody with experience improving to V48+?

ANY help would be appreciated!!!

Originally posted by Neo94 on 13 Dec 2018, 06:23.
Last edited by Neo94 on 19 Dec 2018, 01:34, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Serious: How to improve from 760 to 790+  [#permalink]

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13 Dec 2018, 08:46
Kill me

Guys with 760+ usually won't be here reading you post.

Congratulations,
and remember that GMAT is merely a tool for higher aspiration, not an objective.

I am a newbie, started studying 45 days ago,
if you have advice for guys like me, we will be here all the time.
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Re: Serious: How to improve from 760 to 790+  [#permalink]

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16 Dec 2018, 18:51
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First off, great job with the 760!! So, to improve from a Q49 to a Q50+, you have to go through GMAT quant carefully to find your exact weaknesses, fill gaps in your knowledge, and strengthen your skills. The overall process will be to learn all about how to answer question types with which you currently aren't very comfortable and do dozens of practice questions category by category, basically driving up your score point by point.

So, work on accuracy and generally finding correct answers, work on specific weaker areas one by one to make them strong areas, and when you take a practice GMAT or the real thing, take all the time per question available to do your absolute best to get right answers consistently. The GMAT is essentially a game of seeing how many right answers you can get in the time allotted. Approach the test with that conception in mind, and focus intently on the question in front of you with one goal in mind: getting a CORRECT answer.

In order to follow the path described above, you may need some new quant materials, so take a look at the GMAT Club reviews for the best quant courses.

how to improve your GMAT quant score.

Please reach out with any further questions.

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17 Dec 2018, 00:22
Hi, Neo94

Firstly I want to say that you should be proud of your score!
You don't need to retake the exam to apply for top schools. If you still want to challenge yourself to hit Q51, here are tips for you.
Q49-50 is also a challenge but achievable but Q51 is another level of quant skill and also requires luck. The hardest DS questions determine a score of Q51. These questions are very time consuming and still hard to get them correct, if you solve them in conventional ways. In our course, these questions are so called "CMT 3,4 (common mistake type). You will be able to practice lots of these CMT 3,4 types of questions determining Q49-51. We teach these questions and their solutions in our own unique, easy ways to find answers in 2 min, not 5-7 min in conventional ways.
Also, refer to this article featured in GMAT Club "How to Achieve Q51" : https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-ultimate ... 09801.html

Please let us know if you have further questions.
You can reach us at info@mathrevolution.com

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19 Dec 2018, 01:40
Mahmoudfawzy83 wrote:
Kill me

Guys with 760+ usually won't be here reading you post.

Congratulations,
and remember that GMAT is merely a tool for higher aspiration, not an objective.

I am a newbie, started studying 45 days ago,
if you have advice for guys like me, we will be here all the time.

Hi,

I completely agree. It's just that gnawing feeling in the back of my mind that tells me that I can improve on a Q49 and a V45. Maybe the marginal benefit is debatable, but given my personality, circumstances, and target schools, I believe a retake is worth it.

As for how I studied, I basically refreshed all math concepts since I had pretty much forgotten about Geometry, Probability, etc. Then I just worked on a lot of practice. I always timed myself to replicate the real thing. I would often simulate practice tests online. To be honest, I feel like much time was wasted since I essentially spent 6 weeks studying for math and saw no change in my Q49...
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