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New post 31 Aug 2007, 18:43
So I am mostly a reader of these posts, but just had a horrible GMAT experience and need some opinions.

The first time I took the GMAT I scored a 560 (33q, 37V) from studying on my own. The second time after taking MGMAT I scored 640 (39q, 39v). I just took the GMAT again after working with MGMAT tutor on math and scored 580 (41q, 29V).

I had to take the GMAT by certain deadlines because of this MBA Prep Program I'm in. However, the test today just went horrible. I felt really good during the first half of quant then I had to rush through some of the last half because of time. I felt like I was going to do horrilbe because of that. I couldn't stop thinking about it during the verbal which is why I think I scored so low. I also think that with a little more practice on timing I can do better on quant. I had been scoring upper 600's on MGMAT practice tests and scored 710 on GMATPrep.

My question is do you guys think I should take the GMAT again or is that going to look horrible to admissions that I have taken it four times? I am targeting top schools so I know that my likelihood of getting in with 640 is not very good. My top choice is Tuck.

Thanks for your help, Sarah

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New post 31 Aug 2007, 18:57
learn the concepts inside out. then take the GMAT for the 4th time.

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New post 01 Sep 2007, 20:14
I am not sure what is going wrong..do you get nervous during the test? You seem to be anxious even from the way you typed your post. I think you know the material..just need to relax..take more practice exams..learn breathing exercises..I honestly don't think anything else can explain a 10 raw point swing in verbal other than lack of concentration which could be ADD or nervousness..just my two cents

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New post 06 Sep 2007, 11:18
Well it looks like the course and the tutoring are helping -- you've improved your Q score. But you took a huge drop in V, which is what I think is happening to me. I'm spending about 90% of my study time on Quant and I'm afraid i'll tank the V portion because of that.

If you really do need a higher score (depending on what schools you are apply to) spend 4-6 weeks studying 80% verbal 20% quant and give it another shot.

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