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# Very low quant score, very high verbal score.. WHY?!

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05 Mar 2019, 17:28
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So I just took my first GMAT 4 days ago after studying for 3 months and got a 640 (26 percentile quant, 96 percentile verbal, and 5 out of 8 on IR).

I am very frustrated that I scored so low on quant after so much study (I spent about 1 total hour studying verbal). I should mention that I am 36 and have not taken a math class in 20 years (and even back then it was a struggle).

I am trying to figure out what exactly I was doing wrong. I don't think I am dumb, but I have no idea how my score could be this bad with this much studying.. HELP!!!
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05 Mar 2019, 19:29
Hi bentonius,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. First off, amazing job on the verbal! Scoring in the 96th percentile is awesome my friend.

Regarding quant, although I do not know how you prepared, since you studied for 3 months and scored in the 26th percentile, you really need to look at HOW you have been preparing and make some changes. Furthermore, since you scored in the 26th percentile it’s clear that you lack the GMAT quant fundamentals you need for a high score right? Thus, moving forward, you need to follow a structured and linear study plan that allows you to individually learn each quant topic starting with the foundations before moving to more advanced concepts. By studying in such a way you can ensure that you methodically improve your GMAT quant skills and ensure that no stone is left unturned. Let me expand on this idea further.

So, work on accuracy and generally finding correct answers, work on specific weaker areas one by one to make them strong areas, and when you take a practice GMAT or the real thing, take all the time per question available to do your absolute best to get right answers consistently. The GMAT is essentially a game of seeing how many right answers you can get in the time allotted. Approach the test with that conception in mind, and focus intently on the question in front of you with one goal in mind: getting a CORRECT answer.

In order to follow the path described above, you may consider using a self-study course, so take a look at the GMAT Club reviews for the best quant courses.

Feel free to reach out with further questions. Good luck!
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06 Mar 2019, 09:50
bentonius wrote:
So I just took my first GMAT 4 days ago after studying for 3 months and got a 640 (26 percentile quant, 96 percentile verbal, and 5 out of 8 on IR).

I am very frustrated that I scored so low on quant after so much study (I spent about 1 total hour studying verbal). I should mention that I am 36 and have not taken a math class in 20 years (and even back then it was a struggle).

I am trying to figure out what exactly I was doing wrong. I don't think I am dumb, but I have no idea how my score could be this bad with this much studying.. HELP!!!

Hi bentonius
For Quant:
You can choose any one from below. They're good enough.

and.....
click on ULTIMATE GMAT QUANTITATIVE MEGATHREAD posted by bunuel.
All the best for your study.
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06 Mar 2019, 10:18
[quote="bentonius"]So I just took my first GMAT 4 days ago after studying for 3 months and got a 640 (26 percentile quant, 96 percentile verbal, and 5 out of 8 on IR).

I am very frustrated that I scored so low on quant after so much study (I spent about 1 total hour studying verbal). I should mention that I am 36 and have not taken a math class in 20 years (and even back then it was a struggle).

I am trying to figure out what exactly I was doing wrong. I don't think I am dumb, but I have no idea how my score could be this bad with this much studying.. HELP!!![/quote

640 is a great score and I am certain that you will get a 700+ score if you invest in an online course. An online course will give you an organized schedule and help build a strong foundation.

I would recommend to go for TTP or Empowergmat.

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06 Mar 2019, 17:47
Hi bentonius,

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:

Studies:
1) How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs/mocks (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your overall goal score?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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