Study and Strategy questions relating to the GMAT.
StaceyKoprince
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Re: Need your help

by StaceyKoprince Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:32 pm

I'm sorry that you're struggling with the test—the GMAT is not easy.

One possibility is that your skills have improved but that time management and mental stamina issues are preventing you from improving your actual score on the exam. It's also possible that we need to make some changes to the way in which you're studying and training yourself to retain the material. We'll need to analyze your test data to figure out what's going on.

First, read these two articles:
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog/what-the-gmat-really-tests/
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog/the-second-level-of-learning-to-take-the-gmat/

Think about how what you've been doing does and doesn't match up with that and how you may need to change your approach accordingly. Let me know what you think.

Then, use the spreadsheet and videos in your syllabus (these are available in all syllabi, including the free syllabus) to analyze your most recent MPrep CATs (this should take you a minimum of 1 hour and it will probably take more like 2-3 hours per section of the exam for Q and V).

Alternatively, you can use the below article to analyze your CAT, but note that the spreadsheet tracker you'll find in your syllabus is more thorough / lays out the steps for you.
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog/analyze-gmat-practice-tests-part-1/

Based on your analysis, figure out your strengths and weaknesses as well as any ideas you have for what you think you should do. Then come back here and tell us; we'll tell you whether we agree and advise you further. (Note: do share an analysis with us, not just the raw data. Include your buckets—you'll understand what the buckets are when you get to the end of the analysis. Part of getting better is developing your ability to analyze your results—figure out what they mean and what you think you should do about them!)
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Re: Need your help

by MeghannJ967 Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:47 am

Thank you! Very interesting!
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Re: Need your help

by StaceyKoprince Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:08 pm

You're welcome! Do you have any questions for us?
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