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Post Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:44 am
Guys, I need your help. I took my test last Thursady and got a 410. I used the official guide (11th ed),Princeton Review book, as well as Kaplan's book. I have been scoring 550 all the time on my practice tests, never running out of time. On test day, I became so messed up, I allowed my nerves to get hold of me during my english section. I pretty much missed ten whole questions as tiem ran out on me. Cna someone please tell me how I shold have studied for this test. I am realising that most of you aho have done well kept talking about Kaplan 800 book. I need help guys. I am takingthe test again on the 8th.

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Post Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:33 pm
whodeani wrote:
Guys, I need your help. I took my test last Thursady and got a 410. I used the official guide (11th ed),Princeton Review book, as well as Kaplan's book. I have been scoring 550 all the time on my practice tests, never running out of time. On test day, I became so messed up, I allowed my nerves to get hold of me during my english section. I pretty much missed ten whole questions as tiem ran out on me. Cna someone please tell me how I shold have studied for this test. I am realising that most of you aho have done well kept talking about Kaplan 800 book. I need help guys. I am takingthe test again on the 8th.
whodeani:

Sorry to hear about your situation. What is your target GMAT score? If it's in the 500s, it seems like additional preparation isn't what you need--rather, you would need to focus more on controlling your nerves when you sit down for your actual test.

I don't think the Kaplan 800 book would be of much benefit for you. During the next month of your prep, I would focus on doing a lot of practice with real GMAT questions (OG), reviewing the core lessons in Kaplan and Princeton Review, and doing a LOT of practice tests in simulated environments--try taking your practice GMATs in places outside your house, like the library or even a cafe.

Best of luck!

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