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From 500 to 650 in one month

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From 500 to 650 in one month

by SamDGold » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:44 am

I would like to have a score of 650 for the GMAT and currently clock in at 500. I had planned to make the GMAT at the beginning of November.

Things that I struggle with

Verbal: I do well with RC and CR, but not so much with SC. I think I lack a proper strategy on how to tackle these - any advice?

Quant: Overall I think I can improve here in all categories. Geometery and roots is something that I struggle with, and high level questions regarding Rates, and Overlapping Sets.

Also, sometimes when I read a question it is not that clear what they want from me, but when I read the answer I see how easy it is. Any advice pertaining this?

Is such an increase possible in one month? I have the drive and the time to commit to the GMAT, but I think I lack a proper plan on how to reach my goal.


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by Rich.C@EMPOWERgmat.com » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:40 am
Hi SamDGold,

Raising a 500 to a 650+ will require that you make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. That work will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study, so the goal to try to achieve that in just one month is likely too difficult to be considered realistic. 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:

1) How long have you studied?
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)?

4) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
5) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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