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# Took my first practice CAT (GMAT Prep 1)

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19 Jan 2008, 08:47
I woke up at 7:30 and took the full GMAT Prep 1 test this morning. This is the first full length CAT I've taken during my studying and I still have 40 days of intense studying ahead of me before my actual test, so I went into it hoping for something decent to build on. To make a long story short I finished the math section with more than 15 minutes left and the verbal section with ~30 minutes left. I feel like I could have slowed down on each and eliminated some sloppy mistakes, but that's what practice is for, right?

Anyway...I clicked the button and waited for my score...780 Q50/V47!!

This forum is the best GMAT prep I could ever hope for. Thanks so much to everyone on here! I hope to score about 20 points higher on the real deal

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19 Jan 2008, 08:52
man, wish you to hit all 800 in real GMAT, you can do it!

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19 Jan 2008, 09:41
geez, are you applying for '09?? I'll stay out of your way!

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19 Jan 2008, 10:50
says the guy with a 790!!! you two give the others on the board a complex

msday86 wrote:
geez, are you applying for '09?? I'll stay out of your way!

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19 Jan 2008, 19:56
can you move your test date up? I would if I were you.

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19 Jan 2008, 22:33
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can you move your test date up? I would if I were you.

I don't think so. Everything is pretty much booked solid in my area. I'm not concerned about staying sharp though. I have plenty of practice problems and motivation left to carry me these last 6 weeks or so.

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20 Jan 2008, 20:34
Wow nice score! Care to share your verbal strategy?

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20 Jan 2008, 21:29
Awesome score on the first practice test.. rarely i see it..

can you share your prep methods?
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20 Jan 2008, 22:35
eschn3am wrote:
I woke up at 7:30 and took the full GMAT Prep 1 test this morning. This is the first full length CAT I've taken during my studying and I still have 40 days of intense studying ahead of me before my actual test, so I went into it hoping for something decent to build on. To make a long story short I finished the math section with more than 15 minutes left and the verbal section with ~30 minutes left. I feel like I could have slowed down on each and eliminated some sloppy mistakes, but that's what practice is for, right?

Anyway...I clicked the button and waited for my score...780 Q50/V47!!

This forum is the best GMAT prep I could ever hope for. Thanks so much to everyone on here! I hope to score about 20 points higher on the real deal

HA! i told u that ps1000 was useless!
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21 Jan 2008, 07:31
Awesome,

Just like many, I wish I could score that high...

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21 Jan 2008, 08:09
I've been studying since early December, but really got into it around mid-December after I was finished with final exams for first semester. I'm taking the "there's no such thing as being over prepared for a test" approach. It's simple really. I have a ton of books and the 1000SC/RC/CR series and I just drill, and drill and drill. When I get something wrong I make sure I know how to do it for next time...then I do more practice.

For verbal, I strongly recommend MGMAT Sentence Correction and practice using OG11, OG Verbal and the 1000 series.

I'll do a full write up after I take the real thing, I feel rather silly doing a write up after a practice test

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21 Jan 2008, 18:19
Are the SC CR RC 1000 real GMAC questions or attempts to duplicate them?

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