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What should I do? prep 3 weeks or move to next year?

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Hi guys,

I have been looking around the forum for some time now and have decided to take the GMAT in 3 weeks time - have already signed up for the test.

My situation is as follows:

I both work full time and study at nights and weekends in order to attain my Bachelor's Degree next year. In order to be able to apply to Business School asap and to have the GMAT scores ready, I decided to start preparation whilst still going to University. However, this meant that I needed to attend the preparation course in April and continue preparation in August, because of exams and assignments that needed to be completed during that time.

Now, in August I have the unique opportunity to have 3 consecutive weeks free of any appointments or work e.g. 24/7 available for GMAT. My initial plan was to have three weeks of intensive preparation and take the GMAT on the 21st of August.

Yesterday, I took a ManReview Prep CAT and scored a disappointing 580 (in April I at least scored 600). My goal is to achieve 750 and thus, a lot work work lies ahead of me.

My question is what you guys think? Is it possible to achieve my ambitious goal and how should I best approach it? I have tons of material available but I don't know where to start and how do most efficiently use my time.

I would greatly appreciate your feedback and tips!


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by sss2534 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:04 pm
The nice thing about the GMAT is that you can take it again, if you want you. You can study hard and give it your best shot -- and if you fall short of your goals -- you can always take it again.

It's great that you are both a full time student and a full time employee. Good luck and I am sure b-schools will be impressed that you worked and studied full time to further your career.