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R3 for International applicants?

by MBACRACKER » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:30 pm
Is it worth trying for R3 of FALL 2010 or R1 of FALL 2011. I took GMAT in Oct. and failed miserably (560 , Q : 48 , V : 20 , AWA : 4). Planning to take GMAT again in December but very low in confidence after TOEFL debacle(only 96). How to maximise score in verbal????

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by karanrulz4ever » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:55 am
The only way to improve verbal is to practice, make mistakes n learn from them. Read OG explanations.

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by harsh.champ » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:45 am
MBACRACKER wrote:Is it worth trying for R3 of FALL 2010 or R1 of FALL 2011. I took GMAT in Oct. and failed miserably (560 , Q : 48 , V : 20 , AWA : 4). Planning to take GMAT again in December but very low in confidence after TOEFL debacle(only 96). How to maximise score in verbal????
I don't know exactly but most consultants advise to apply in R1 or R2.
Again it depends from school to school.
For some schools,it is advisable to apply in R2 instead of R1.
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by ikaplan » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:04 pm
IMO, you should not hurry with retaking the test. If you are confused, anxious and not mentally ready to get yourself together, sit down and put efforts, it is not worth doing it.

The process of introspection and self-evaluation requires that you are calm and focused. Usually, after getting a lower unexpected score, it takes some time till 'it goes'. So first- 'Let it go'. Once you feel relaxed you can sit down and craft a strategy.

It is better to start assembling your application package next year more carefully, rather than hurrying under pressure to retake the test knowing that you do not have neither time nor nerves to do so. IMO, one month under such circumstances is not enough to significantly improve the score.
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by MBACRACKER » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:48 am
ikaplan wrote:IMO, you should not hurry with retaking the test. If you are confused, anxious and not mentally ready to get yourself together, sit down and put efforts, it is not worth doing it.

The process of introspection and self-evaluation requires that you are calm and focused. Usually, after getting a lower unexpected score, it takes some time till 'it goes'. So first- 'Let it go'. Once you feel relaxed you can sit down and craft a strategy.

It is better to start assembling your application package next year more carefully, rather than hurrying under pressure to retake the test knowing that you do not have neither time nor nerves to do so. IMO, one month under such circumstances is not enough to significantly improve the score.
yes...you are correct...one more attempt with lower score will definitely seal the fate...