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Underperformed on GMAT

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New post 29 Jul 2018, 12:43
Hi there,

I recently took the GMAT and got a 670, much lower than I expected. On my last practice exams (using GMAC) I had scored a 750, 700, 740, 720, and 700.

On the real exam, my verbal was much much lower than any practice exams, and I even had to rush through that section. On practice exams, I always had time leftover.

Any suggestions on how to go about starting studying again and what resources to use? Aiming for a 710+ which seemed very reasonable after all my practice scores.

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New post 29 Jul 2018, 13:10
sn2810 wrote:
Hi there,

I recently took the GMAT and got a 670, much lower than I expected. On my last practice exams (using GMAC) I had scored a 750, 700, 740, 720, and 700.

On the real exam, my verbal was much much lower than any practice exams, and I even had to rush through that section. On practice exams, I always had time leftover.

Any suggestions on how to go about starting studying again and what resources to use? Aiming for a 710+ which seemed very reasonable after all my practice scores.

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Hi mate,


sorry to hear it did not go as intended, it might just have been bad luch, nonetheless I fully understand that you want to make sure to crack the 700s the next time.

With regards to getting the last few points out of verbal the following might be of help

1. Check out the SC specific threads on this forum, some of them (generally those with a lot of kudos) are very helpful

2. Listen to some of the videos on the YT chanel from Veritas, Magoosh and GmatNinja

3. Maybe check out the link in my signature, it adresses some verbal topics in general.

All the best for your prep my friend,
Chris
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https://gmatclub.com/forum/verbal-strategies-268700.html#p2082192

Gmat Prep CAT #1: V42, Q34, 630
Gmat Prep CAT #2: V46, Q35, 660
Gmat Prep CAT #3: V41, Q42, 680

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New post 30 Jul 2018, 10:25
I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. Before providing specific advice, I’d like to learn more about your situation with the GMAT. I have some questions:

1) What was the score breakdown of your GMAT?

2) Please list the dates on which you’ve taken any practice GMATs, the total scores, the quant, verbal, and IR scores, as well as how you were feeling while taking the tests. Also, please tell me where these tests came from (ex: mba.com).

3) Please describe how you studied and what materials you used. How many hours a day did you study and for how many months?

4) To what programs will you be applying? What are the deadlines for these programs?

5) By when would you LIKE to take the GMAT? By when MUST you take the GMAT?

6) How many hours a day, on average, can you study between now and your next GMAT?

7) In your opinion, how prepared were you for the GMAT? It's important that you answer this question as objectively as possible.

Once I learn more about you, I can provide some more tailored advice.

You also may find my article helpful about how to score a 700+ on the GMAT.
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New post 01 Aug 2018, 01:02
Hi sn2810,

Your scores in mocks have varied considerably and your actual test wasn’t in line with those scores but not implausible. Your scores indicate some application gaps which when compounded with test time pressure could have resulted in the lower score. You correctly said that a 710+ score is definitely possible looking at your current scores.
    • Ashish improved from a 680 to 750. Learn how he focused on basics and leveraged the Verbal course architecture to achieve this feat. Click here to read his inspiring journey.

Improving to a 710+
You may want to look at your ESR to identify the sections where you under-performed during the test and work upon them. If you need help in analyzing the ESR, write to us at support@e-gmat.com and we will be happy to help.

Alternatively, you can take ability quizzes in Scholaranium(rated higher than GMAT Prep mocks on GMAT Club) to isolate the topic level gaps that you have and use the course files to improve upon them. In case you need help in devising the action plan after taking the ability quizzes, write to us at the above-mentioned email address.

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