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For my 2nd attempt my new study plan was "Back to Basics". I knew how to attack any GMAT question thrown my way... but was I doing it the best way? For this I went out and purchased the Manhattan GMAT study guides. The ones that were most useful to me were the Number Properties, Word Problems and Se...

by gmat700plus

Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 2nd Attempt: GMAT 770 (Q50, V44)
Replies: 9
Views: 5636

Round 1: Kaplan CAT: 680 GMAT Prep 1: 700 GMAT Prep 2: 740 GMAT 1st attempt: 570 (Q36, V33) (March 15th) Round 2: GMAT Prep 1: 770 (many repeats) GMAT Prep 2: 730 (repeats) GMAT Focus: 47-51 GMAT 2nd attempt: 770 (Q50, V44) (April 23rd) These are pretty much the only practice exams I took throughout...

by gmat700plus

Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 2nd Attempt: GMAT 770 (Q50, V44)
Replies: 9
Views: 5636

2nd Attempt: GMAT 770 (Q50, V44)

On my second take of the GMAT, I finally hit the range I was shooting for (and then some) with a score of 770 (Q50, V44). All this after a very disappointing 570 (Q36, V33) score on my first test: http://www.beatthegmat.com/from-740-on-practice-exams-to-570-on-real-exam-t32955.html So what did I do ...

by gmat700plus

Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 2nd Attempt: GMAT 770 (Q50, V44)
Replies: 9
Views: 5636

Update: Took the GMAT again yesterday (April 23rd), and absolutely rocked it out: 770!!!!! I wanted to say thank you to everyone on the board for helping me stay positive and on track. It was a devastating moment to get a 570 the first time around (knowing what I was capable of), but you guys defini...

by gmat700plus

Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From ~740 on practice exams to 570 on real exam
Replies: 29
Views: 7433

Rematch is set... April 23rd! That's a bit over the 30 days I needed to wait, but I wanted to pick the same test center and the same time (12:00 PM), and this was the next available date.

SC update - oh "verb tense", I wish I could quit you...

-J

by gmat700plus

Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From ~740 on practice exams to 570 on real exam
Replies: 29
Views: 7433

Timing Sorry, I meant 2-3 min *MAX* for Quant. For most of the questions in the OG and in the practice exams I would be under 2 (~1:00-1:30), anything over 2 I would flag during my OG sets for review. During the exams I would keep track of the time (via my scratchpad methods) and if I went over 2 m...

by gmat700plus

Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From ~740 on practice exams to 570 on real exam
Replies: 29
Views: 7433

Day Before I had taken several days off of work leading up to the test, since I didn't want to be thinking about work distractions while I was gearing up for the test. Friday before the test, I studied during the day (mistake?) and relaxed that night. My study session on Friday didn't go over anyth...

by gmat700plus

Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From ~740 on practice exams to 570 on real exam
Replies: 29
Views: 7433

Stacey, First off, thank you so much for taking the time to look at my case. I have really been struggling to find out what went wrong on test day. Since the test I have been writing down everything I can remember from that day, including all the math questions I can remember, all the verbal (mostly...

by gmat700plus

Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From ~740 on practice exams to 570 on real exam
Replies: 29
Views: 7433

So what are these "subtleties" that we need to look out for? I'd say almost all of my quant answers lined up from my scratch paper to an answer on the screen. Does someone have a list of common pitfalls for each category type? I just got my "official" scoring back today.... I got a 6 on my AWA! Wow,...

by gmat700plus

Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:00 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From ~740 on practice exams to 570 on real exam
Replies: 29
Views: 7433

If I missed a bunch of the earlier ones, I can see why it would pull me down at first, but wouldn't the test adjust itself by the end? I was averaging a little under 10 wrong on quant and 7-8 wrong on verbal during the practice tests. I know how to do every single math question in the OG, so I think...

by gmat700plus

Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From ~740 on practice exams to 570 on real exam
Replies: 29
Views: 7433

From ~740 on practice exams to 570 on real exam

I took the GMAT this weekend and scored so far below what I was expecting that I really don't know what to do next... I scored a 700 and a 740 on the GMAT Prep practice exams (Q48, V42 on my last one). I have a very solid grasp on all the quantitative material. I slept well the night before and felt...

by gmat700plus

Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From ~740 on practice exams to 570 on real exam
Replies: 29
Views: 7433