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my score.please help

Post Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:08 am
today i took the gmatprep practice test and only managed to score 390. even though i was clueless about the topics still i know its a very bad score to start with. i dont know how to start studying now because its very depressing to score this low. please please help

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Post Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:52 am
Hi nishantdoshi,

You don't have to make any big decisions about your Official Test Date just yet (you can always reschedule it as needed or retake the GMAT 16 after you take it for the first time). If you want to choose a Test Date and officially schedule your Exam (so that you can 'lock in' the date), then that's fine though.

The GMAT tests the same general Quant/Verbal concepts again-and-again, along with some overall 'tests' of your critical thinking skills, organization, pacing, etc. ALL of these things are predictable, so beyond learning content (math and grammar rules), you also have to learn the patterns, logic, Tactics, etc. that this Test is built on. Ultimately, YOU are responsible for your own performance, but you CAN learn a lot about this Test (and train to face it) before you actually take it.

While you can begin your studies with the books that you have, many Test Takers get 'stuck' at a certain scoring level when using a 'book-heavy' study approach. As such, you'll probably want to invest in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led).

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Post Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:51 am
Thanks for the details rick

Can you help me out with some self study plans or guides. It would really mean a lot.

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Post Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:52 am
Hi nishantdoshi,

You don't have to make any big decisions about your Official Test Date just yet (you can always reschedule it as needed or retake the GMAT 16 after you take it for the first time). If you want to choose a Test Date and officially schedule your Exam (so that you can 'lock in' the date), then that's fine though.

The GMAT tests the same general Quant/Verbal concepts again-and-again, along with some overall 'tests' of your critical thinking skills, organization, pacing, etc. ALL of these things are predictable, so beyond learning content (math and grammar rules), you also have to learn the patterns, logic, Tactics, etc. that this Test is built on. Ultimately, YOU are responsible for your own performance, but you CAN learn a lot about this Test (and train to face it) before you actually take it.

While you can begin your studies with the books that you have, many Test Takers get 'stuck' at a certain scoring level when using a 'book-heavy' study approach. As such, you'll probably want to invest in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led).

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

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Thanks for the details rick

Can you help me out with some self study plans or guides. It would really mean a lot.

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Post Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:23 am
@rich.c to change the current goal is not an option but the test taking time could be january 1 week as most the of the application deadlines are in january so i cannot miss those deadlines.

I didnot understand when you said "gmat is a predictable test" can you please elaborate it

Yes i have purchased a few books
1) OG review
2) OG verbal review
3) OG quant. Review
4) Mgmat sentence correction guide

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Post Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:12 am
Hi nishantdoshi,

Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) to hit their 'peak' scores. To raise a 390 to a 690 will take some serious work - and that work will require a serious commitment of your time, energy and resources. With a possible December Test Date, you might not have enough time to hit your score goals, which means one of two things:

1) You change your goals.
2) You study beyond December until you hit this current goal.

The good news is that the GMAT is a predictable, standardized Test, so you CAN train to score at a higher level. You need to provide the right energy and commitment to the task and you have to work with the proper resources.

1) Have you purchased any materials yet?

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