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Stuck in my studies

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New post 02 Aug 2018, 22:47
Hello to all of you,

My name is Michel and I am planning to sit for my GMAT exam in the late September - Mid October period. My goal is to apply for my MBA in rounds 1 or 2 the latest. I started my GMAT Journey 2 months ago, almost completed the GMAT OG2018 along with Quant and Verbal GMAT official books and I can say I noticed a lot of improvement in terms of concepts and time management (This is normal). I took my first unofficial practice test (test 1) a month ago and scored 680 (Q48 V35). However, since then, I started minimizing my practice time and taking practice exams (resetting free exam 1 & 2) more often opting for more improvement since I FELT I have the confidence and what I takes to ace the 700 threshold. However, I realized that I am wasting my time and no benefits are in the eyesight. I feel so stuck and lost. I bought the GMAT 400 question pack and started practicing 15-25 questions daily after work. These questions are beneficial but to a certain extent. What gave me the real shock is that I bought Test 3 and 4 last week, tried these tests (tried test 4 yesterday)and scored 620 on both (Q49 V27 & Q46 V28 respectively). I honestly don't know what to do. My exam is approaching and I feel like the dumbest person ever. I can buy exams 5&6 but I am sure I will score the same if no appropriate strategy is applied to my studies. In fact, I am not really following a strategy in my studies and this is what made come here and post my story hoping to get some helpful guidance. What should I do? I need an efficient advice that can really help. I really don't want to waste my time buying new material that will tell me what I already know. Well, I know that I may lack some concepts in Quant and surely in Verbal but a strategy on how to think when solving and how to approach each question is maybe what I really need. All I know is one think : I will not give up until I reach a minimum score of 700. I will appreciate some helpful guidance.

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New post 03 Aug 2018, 04:56
Hi MichelNader,

Your determination to reach your target score is heartening to see. GMAT is a test of logic and reasoning skills. Only solving questions won’t help, unless you develop conceptual clarity and an effective application process that is reliable and repeatable like you have mentioned.
    • Chintan gave too many mocks in his first attempt and ended up getting only a 630. In his second attempt, he realized his mistake, followed a methodical approach, got his fundamentals strong and improved to a 710. Click here to read his de-brief.
    • Murali (740) started his GMAT journey only by practicing questions from OG. Soon realized that it requires a methodical approach to ace GMAT. Click here to read his amazing debrief.

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