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Starting afresh with GMAT - advice?

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After looong 7-8 months of preparation, GMAT still isnt under control. I'm sure I'm missing something. So, I've decided to start afresh. I had enrolled for coaching classes, but they haven't really benefited me.

I had taken loads of GMATPreps (lost the count, but more than 15), gone thru MGMAT Preps too, but still only managed scoring between 620-650. I'm bad at tests, but GMAT is one of the creterion to get into B-schools, so have no choice but to attempt. Never the less, I have decided to apply next year. It's not worthwhile applying in R3 esp when your an international applicant. I'll will aim for R1 (2009).

My scores have varied on the GMAT Prep, but have never scored a 700.
Q : 42-50
V : 21-34

So far the books that I've used :

OG 11
OG 10
Manhattan SC
Manhattan 6 Preps

Study materials i'll be using ??

OG 11
OG 10
Manhattan SC
Manhattan books - All the Quant books
CR - Powescore CR
RC - Anything, apart from reading WSJ or Economist? I'm from the financial service industry, I read wsj everyday. Any books or materials?

I did maintain an error log, however, my weakest problem is NERVOUSNESS. This kills me. Would you know how to tame this beast? I paniced on the real one and score miserably.

Any help or advice is much appreciated.

-Pawan

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New post 08 Nov 2008, 19:25
looks like Verbal is your weak link. I am close enough to that number with my verbal too. Very recently decided to try a different approach. I used to skim the explanations for questions I got right or at times never read them at all. This proved to be costly.

My new perspective is to read them all - whether I get them right or wrong. While I can't quantify the impact, but it is definitely boosting my confidence for questions I'm getting right not only with the answer but with the approach as well. appears that I'm a sucker for positive reinforcement :)

From your post it seems you are an endurance-type person. I wish I could do 15 Preps. Good luck with finding your winning ways. With your kinda effort, you can't be far away. Cheers
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New post 09 Nov 2008, 00:15
masuhari wrote:
looks like Verbal is your weak link. I am close enough to that number with my verbal too. Very recently decided to try a different approach. I used to skim the explanations for questions I got right or at times never read them at all. This proved to be costly.

My new perspective is to read them all - whether I get them right or wrong. While I can't quantify the impact, but it is definitely boosting my confidence for questions I'm getting right not only with the answer but with the approach as well. appears that I'm a sucker for positive reinforcement :)

From your post it seems you are an endurance-type person. I wish I could do 15 Preps. Good luck with finding your winning ways. With your kinda effort, you can't be far away. Cheers



Thanks masuhari! for the encouragement. I'm tryinig to gather all the information and then figure out which fits me well.

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Any advice?

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What course are you taking? Can you ask for extra help from the instructor?

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New post 16 Nov 2008, 03:50
phelpsian wrote:
What course are you taking? Can you ask for extra help from the instructor?


I had taken the course 7-8 months back, I did go back to the instructor, but it didnt help me.

For now, I've collected some info from "Share your GMAT Experience" forum and trying to see which fits me well.

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