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How are you studying? I had a friend who was really disappointed with her score the first time around. She scored either high 500s or low 600s. And the problem was... she was focused on whether things were right or wrong. Rather than why things were right or wrong. We don't just do problems to do pr...

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Need help to go from 590 to 630
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

50 Factors to 2*5^2. Intuitively, we know there's going to be more 2's than 5's, so we don't need to worry about having "enough" 2's. 50/5 means we reach the 10th multiple of 5s. So we at least 10 5's. Next look at the numbers we're multiplying 5 by. 1-10. So we'll be multiplying 5 by a multiple of ...

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: product of first fifty natural numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 4329

1. You earned a good score. Congrats! Enjoy it. 2. You (based on your previuos post that I read) scored above your testing range. I'm skeptical of scores on GMAT prep when it's a retake. I think people tend to see problems they've already seen and that this inflates scores (saves time on the exams. ...

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Considering a retake with a 700
Replies: 11
Views: 1459

Review those problems. There are probably patterns in the mistakes you are making. Identify the patterns. For SC in particular, figure out why the wrong answer choice appeals to you and why the right answer doesn't. There are SC rules that you probably still need to learn or understand in a deeper w...

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 3 600+ scores and then a 540 on Princeton review..
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Riprop so has it. Who cares about your actual score on a PR test? Use the test to (1) practice pacing, and (2) as a source of review. Make sure you comprehensively review every incorrect question from that PR test, but I wouldn't stress out. Looks like your score range is in the low 600's. Your big...

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 3 600+ scores and then a 540 on Princeton review..
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

What kind of advice do you want? The most constructive response I can come up with is: The exam does not care about your practice exam scores. Nor do schools. Your practice exam scores don't affect your real score. Practice exams are a way to become comfortable with the format of the exam. The fact ...


If you have time and they're part of your study plan, there is no reason not to take a few more practice exams if you feel the experience will benefit you. Maybe try the Manhattan GMAT exams. The quant isn't entirely representative (I always scored lower on their quant sections... in my opinion beca...

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 3 600+ scores and then a 540 on Princeton review..
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Granted this is from 2008, but I went back and look at my test data... and after I scored a 760 on the GMAT Prep 1, I scored a 710 on a Princeton Review exam (which was the next practice test I took after the GMAT Prep). In fact, I scored higher on my two GMAT prep exams (and the first GMAT prep exa...

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 3 600+ scores and then a 540 on Princeton review..
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

FutureWorks, thanks for the encouragement. But 4-5 hours a night? I was told the last few days should be quite light, in order to sort of 'rest' your brain before the big day. Now I'm confused. Brent, I wish I'd seen your post earlier - I ended up taking GMATPrep 2 and scored a 690, and now I'm sor...

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Last 3 days before the big test
Replies: 10
Views: 5552

I had kept the two GMAT Prep for the last 15 days ( Test date : Oct 24 ). After GMAT Prep I, its quite evident that I need to put in some more effort in SC. Statistics for GMAT Prep I ( Verbal ): SC : 7R 6W CR : 11R 3W RC : 14R 0W I'll probably go over OG Verbal review for the remaining week and gi...

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT Prep 1
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Did you struggle with the entire verbal section, or one or two types of questions in particular? Is English your first language?

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Wed May 26, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: strategy for 610 to 750
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

If you had that much time left... then I don't think the score is necessarily an accurate measure of your currrent level. I'd retake the GMAT Prep 1 exam and take your time on it. Remember, this isn't a game with a time bonus. If you finish the quant section in under 45 minutes, you don't unlock the...

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Wed May 26, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 460 to 650 in a month? Is it possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Nice! Although this is what I expected to read. Congratulations and good luck going forward!

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Tue May 18, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: G-Day! - Beat the GMAT 760!
Replies: 41
Views: 6433

The most serious GMAT prep question there is :-), and I agree 100% with Jen.

I went with dark chocolate (get some good dark chocolate too, you've earned it!), almonds, a banana... and maybe a granola bar (can't remember it). And I either went with water, gatorade, or propel to drink.

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Fri May 14, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: G-Day! - Beat the GMAT 760!
Replies: 41
Views: 6433

I think MGMAT practice exams are great resources, but if it were my exam, I wouldn't touch them (or any other non-GMAT prep exam) at this point. Again, if you think it will help, don't avoid taking another prep exam because of me. But I, personally, would not do that at this point.

by [email protected]_REBOOT

Fri May 14, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: G-Day! - Beat the GMAT 760!
Replies: 41
Views: 6433