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Get a massage! I rarely ever get a massage so it was a special treat for me. I left work early and had a 60 minute massage. After that, I was so relaxed. I went home and slept like a baby. Really helped me calm down and focus. The day before the exam, don't let yourself think about the exam. Just pu...

by kap

Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: One week countdown and score is getting worse
Replies: 7
Views: 3628

There's still hope!

I just took my test yesterday and I'm very pleased with the results. My final score was 700, 90th percentile. This may not be the optimal score for some people who are really reaching for a high 700s. But for those of you who just want to nab that 700 threshold but are struggling, there is still hop...

by kap

Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: There's still hope!
Replies: 3
Views: 1719

I just took my test yesterday and I ended up scoring a 700! I was really happy with my results and am pleased to say that I'm officially done with the GMAT : ) Thanks for all the words of wisdom and encouragement. I think changing my attitude and trusting in the work that I'd done already really hel...

by kap

Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: bombing the GMAT
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Thanks for all the advice! I ended up just taking the test since I was already within the 7 day period and couldn't postpone it without just canceling it all together. I ended up scoring a 700! I was very happy with my results and happy to say that I won't be retaking it. : )

by kap

Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: One week countdown and score is getting worse
Replies: 7
Views: 3628

Thanks for the feedback! The practice set was from a mgmat practice test, I just did the first 20 of both. The questions I was getting wrong were actually quite easy, like 300-500 range! I was just making silly mistakes or falling for obvious traps. I performed a lot better on the more difficult que...

by kap

Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: bombing the GMAT
Replies: 6
Views: 990

P.S.- I'm definitely going to walk in there with the attitude that I am going to crush the test and never have to go back to that testing center again. I'm not even studying today, I have a massage scheduled this evening to relax, I'm going to eat a good dinner, and then get some sleep. But I still ...

by kap

Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: bombing the GMAT
Replies: 6
Views: 990

bombing the GMAT

I'm going to take my GMAT tomorrow, and I'm fairly certain that it's going to be a complete and utter failure. I've been studying vigorously for over three months now. My goal was a 700. I took a practice test mid way through my studies to guage my progress and scored a 660. At the time, I was pleas...

by kap

Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: bombing the GMAT
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Mike- How did your test go back in January? I found this post because I'm having similar issues. Was looking for feedback if you were able to resolve those issues and if so, how what you did. Thanks!

by kap

Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 1 minute, 4 questions left
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

Mike- How did your test go back in January? I found this post because I'm having similar issues. Was looking for feedback if you were able to resolve those issues and if so, how what you did. Thanks!

by kap

Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 1 minute, 4 questions left
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

Thanks for the responses. I actually used my stopwatch from the beginning and have used the stopwatch feature on manhattan gmat's website extensively to complete 5-problem to 10-problem sets of OG questions. This definitely helped my timing on the quant section- for the first time I didn't run out o...

by kap

Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:22 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Help on Improving Quant Section- Timing?
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Help on Improving Quant Section- Timing?

I'm consistantly scoring low in the quant section. When I review my errors, most of the time I can solve the question, or easily understand it once the answer is presented to me. However, at the time of the test, I struggle. A lot of the questions I know I could solve in under 5 minutes, but under 2...

by kap

Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Help on Improving Quant Section- Timing?
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Analysis of Issue- What score would this be?

Analysis of Issue The desire of corporations to maximize profits creates conflict with the general welfare of the nation at large. Some people believe that the desire of corporations to maximize profits creates conflict with the general welfare of the nation at large. This is a controversial debate ...

by kap

Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: GMAT Essays (AWA)
Topic: Analysis of Issue- What score would this be?
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Analysis of Argument- What score would this be?

Analysis of Argument The following was used as part of an internet advertising company's appeal to businesses: Furniture Depot employed our internet advertising company to help. Since then its sales increased by 10% over last year's totals. Furniture Depot's success demonstrates how using our intern...

by kap

Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: GMAT Essays (AWA)
Topic: Analysis of Argument- What score would this be?
Replies: 1
Views: 973

I think you are right about the nerves. I went through my test and quite a few of the mistakes were careless errors. Most of the other questions were ones that I could do once the timer was off. I didn't feel nervous taking the test though, I was calm in the comfort of my own home. Some of the quest...

by kap

Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: One week countdown and score is getting worse
Replies: 7
Views: 3628

One week countdown and score is getting worse

I've been studying for over three months now and was aiming for a 700, though at this point I'm not sure I'm capable of that and would settle for a high 600. I took a practice test mid February to gauge my progress and scored a 660 on the GMAT prep software, that was my first real test ever. Then I ...

by kap

Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: One week countdown and score is getting worse
Replies: 7
Views: 3628