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I have written the GMAT twice and gotten 680 both times. The second time I felt I would pass the 700 mark and dedicated 3 months to doing questions and working through theory. When is it time to quit and accept your score?
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I think it should be never.
You are too close to give it up.

I think you have what it takes to cross 700 and with a 700 score from your country, you have a great shot for any top MBA school.
I faced also such problems and my recent exam i got 660, q 42 and v 39.
I already registered for the exam and am willing to give another shot.

Best of luck with What ever decision you make though.

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Heseraj is right -- if the 700 is what you REALLY want, you're too close to quit. And there's a perpetual shortage of Zimbabweans at top MBA programs, so you'll be in a strong position with your applications.

Here, check out a couple of my favorite inspiring debriefs from our friends jkolachi and abhimahna, both of whom suffered ENORMOUSLY to join the 700 club: https://gmatclub.com/forum/700-q47-v39- ... l#p1904242 & https://gmatclub.com/forum/abhimahna-s- ... 49109.html.

In other words: anything is possible. And for you? 20 points is definitely still possible. It might take some more pain to get there, but don't give up unless you really feel that it's the right thing for you to do.

Let us know how it goes! And if you need verbal help, come chat with us on Wednesdays. :)
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streetking wrote:
I have written the GMAT twice and gotten 680 both times. The second time I felt I would pass the 700 mark and dedicated 3 months to doing questions and working through theory. When is it time to quit and accept your score?

You're so close, but you clearly need a shake up your study plan before your third attempt. Buy your ESRs, find our your weaknesses, and spend a few weeks culling this forum for ideas how to improve upon them.

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Thank you all for the encouragement.

I have book another one for 2 October.

Heseraj all the best with your attempt aswell.
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New post 14 Sep 2017, 04:35
Thanks GMATNinja :)

Hey streetking ,

"Quit" is a term for losers and you are not a loser my friend.

Try and Try until you succeed. You are very close to your target. I believe a little careful analysis can help you what you want.

All the best. :)
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New post 14 Sep 2017, 11:59
Hey streetking,

I would re-iterate what a lot of them have said, get your ESR's!
You could also use the GMATPrep tests which you took before your exam
to understand(by carefully analyzing your tests) which your weak topics are?

Specific to Quant - Making the jump to Q48-49
1. Start by doing all the problems in Bunuel's signature. These questions
give you a good idea of the traps you will find in GMAT.

2. Focus on all your weak areas and go through the theory from whichever
source you have used.
It is also available on the GMATClub Quant MegaThread
Follow that with specific topic wise problems and see if your understanding
has become better.

3. GMATClub Tests are really good for anybody who is stuck in the range(Q40-Q45)
Most of the problems in these tests are laced with traps and every time you make a mistake,
write down your takeaway.
For example you may have forgotten to consider a negative fraction.
Write than down and check that case whenever you solve a similar question in the future.

I feel a careful analysis of the problems you miss in these tests will help you
change that score to a Q48-49 which should get you the elusive 700+ score!

Hope that helps you!
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