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Planning a retake in 6 weeks

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Planning a retake in 6 weeks

Post Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:37 pm
I took the GMAT 3 times last year and I'm planning a retake in 6 weeks and I need to break 610.

Scores:
560 Q36 V31
Canceled
530 Q31 V32

I have done the Manhattan 9 week program, Magoosh, Target Test Prep, and EmpowerGMAT. Toward the end Empower seemed to be the best for me, but I'm a little stumped on how to approach this retake. I am thinking that I would hit the major areas in DS and PS (Algebra, FDPs, etc) on a week-by-week basis. Take a practice test in about 3 weeks, then continue to study each area on its own. I am open to some other suggestions on how to approach this retake.

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Post Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:11 am
lpierce10 wrote:
I took the GMAT 3 times last year and I'm planning a retake in 6 weeks and I need to break 610.

Scores:
560 Q36 V31
Canceled
530 Q31 V32

I have done the Manhattan 9 week program, Magoosh, Target Test Prep, and EmpowerGMAT. Toward the end Empower seemed to be the best for me, but I'm a little stumped on how to approach this retake. I am thinking that I would hit the major areas in DS and PS (Algebra, FDPs, etc) on a week-by-week basis. Take a practice test in about 3 weeks, then continue to study each area on its own. I am open to some other suggestions on how to approach this retake.
Can you give us a little more info about your practice exams, how you analyzed/learned from them/how the scores compared to your official scores?

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Post Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:55 am
Hi lpierce10,

With a 560, you're remarkably close to a 610 right now - and you don't have to correctly answer ANY questions that you think are too hard or too weird. However, you will have to keep the silly/little mistakes to a minimum. As a way to gauge this issue, you should do a full review of your most recent practice CAT. Of all of the questions that you got wrong, how many (in both the Quant and Verbal sections) COULD you have gotten correct - but didn't because of a silly/little mistake?

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Post Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:11 am
lpierce10 wrote:
I took the GMAT 3 times last year and I'm planning a retake in 6 weeks and I need to break 610.

Scores:
560 Q36 V31
Canceled
530 Q31 V32

I have done the Manhattan 9 week program, Magoosh, Target Test Prep, and EmpowerGMAT. Toward the end Empower seemed to be the best for me, but I'm a little stumped on how to approach this retake. I am thinking that I would hit the major areas in DS and PS (Algebra, FDPs, etc) on a week-by-week basis. Take a practice test in about 3 weeks, then continue to study each area on its own. I am open to some other suggestions on how to approach this retake.
Can you give us a little more info about your practice exams, how you analyzed/learned from them/how the scores compared to your official scores?

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