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PASSING THE 500 MARK to REACH 570

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PASSING THE 500 MARK to REACH 570

by jsyassini » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:09 pm
So as the subject states, I've been having some trouble passing the damn 500-520 point mark, and it's been just about 6 months that I've been studying. Anyone else experiencing the same problems? Anyone figure out what the missing link in learning could be? Any advice on how to reach 570+?

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by Rich.C@EMPOWERgmat.com » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:52 am
Hi Josh,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you're looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) What type of study routine have you been following? How many hours have you studied during a typical week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?

Goals:
4) Is your ultimate Goal Score 570 or something higher?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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by ceilidh.erickson » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:46 am
jsyassini wrote:So as the subject states, I've been having some trouble passing the damn 500-520 point mark, and it's been just about 6 months that I've been studying. Anyone else experiencing the same problems? Anyone figure out what the missing link in learning could be? Any advice on how to reach 570+?

Thanks,
Josh
If you've been studying for 6 months and haven't seen much score increase, it's likely that you're focusing far too much on CONTENT and not enough of TECHNIQUE.

You need to master your timing strategy, have a game plan for every problem type, review your work deeply so you know what careless errors you're prone to, and know what traps the GMAT test writers like to set.

For more on how to get over the score hurdle and develop better technique, read these:

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... -studying/

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... oal-score/

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... rt-1-of-3/
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... rt-2-of-3/
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... nt-part-3/

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... -mistakes/

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... -pen-down/

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... -problems/

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... ying-gmat/
Ceilidh Erickson
EdM in Mind, Brain, and Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education