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Stuck: any advice, tips and tricks

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Hello dear GMATers,

Even though I have been preparing for GMAT since February 2018 (with huge breaks of 2-3 months), I started to use all the benefits of GMAT Club recently. I really love this platform. I truly learnt a lot and still I am. Thanks to the developers and all members!

The reason why I am writing this post is I am stuck :cry:
The university I am applying for requires to have GMAT score of 600 and more ( 650- I set a goal for myself). It seems like it shouldn't be a huge problem to get 600, right? Unfortunately, not in my case. :roll:

Could you have any advice, tips & tricks etc? I would highly appreciate them!

My current GMAT situation:
1. I tend to study every day despite having a full time job. Every day I need to solve at least 5 CR, 5 SC, 5 math questions and 2 RC texts.

2. According to GMAT Official Tests I got following scores:
- GMAT Practice test 1 : 480 Q43 V22 (did reset)
- GMAT Practice test 2 : 440 Q16 V30 (did reset)
- GMAT Practice test 3 : 340 Q10 V9 (did for the first time)
- GMAT Practice test 4 : 500 Q28 V40 (did for the first time)

3. After a really huge break, I have been preparing for GMAT since the beginning of August of this year.

4. I did couple of CAT's tests both verbal and quant, there I got very low scores. Verbal (32 and 6), quant (8 and 17). Are CAT's tests harder than GMAT Official Tests? I felt like they are.

5. For math I practise sub-500 questions. For verbal I practice both sub-500 and 600 level questions.

6. I would say that verbal is a bit stronger than quant, but still as soon as I get a harder question I fail to answer it correctly. Could it be reason why I am successful with 600 and 700 questions?

7. I would like to do GMAT before New Year. Do you this is feasible?

Thanks you in advance and I'm looking forward to receiving your comments!

Best wishes,
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In my view, 600 is definitely possible....
Practice is something which will give ur quant to reach its level required

Would be better if you could do till 600-650 level questions from official guides

Also your verbal top required to reach at least.... consistently to this level
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Hi,

In your case, I see only a personal tutor helping you get the 600+ score. However, i don’t think you should look at year end for the exam.

All the best.

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New post 17 Nov 2019, 16:15
Hi Agnes,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

1) Since August, how many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) Since August, on what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
4) Are you applying to more than one School? What are the application deadlines that you are facing for each Program that you plan to apply to?

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New post 19 Nov 2019, 12:06
Hi AgneseSauka,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. Looking at your current study routine, I see that I call “practice first and figure the rest out later.” In other words, you are doing practice problems before understanding the concepts on which those problems are based, and thus you are trying to learn solely from reading solutions to problems. Following such a study plan will lead to disorganized studying and ultimately hold you back from improving your quant and verbal skills. Thus, in addition to using your current resources, you may consider using a resource that allows you FIRST to learn the concepts and strategies related to GMAT quant and verbal and SECOND to practice with a large number of realistic questions.

If you decide to use some new prep materials, check out the reviews here on GMAT Club of the best quant and verbal courses.

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