Yesterday I tried to pass the gmat for the fourth time. what a shame. 650. 42-quant, 38-verbal.
Just wanted to share my experience with you, otherwise I might forget my feelings and thoughts.
So my biggest mistakes:
1) after 3 hours (which means right at the beginning of the verbal session) I simply could not focus anymore.
2) problem of last 3 questions. I had 7 minutes for my last 3 questions on quant, which is more than enough. But... i started panicking. And I turned out guessed on all of them.
3)in general my weak areas are: stamina, 700 and up questions on quant, reading comp on verbal.
I scheduled next test (surely my last one) on 23 rd of November. it means I have one month to prepare!
Short study plan:
1.First week - work on stamina (check which conditions work best for me, and check if it is really stamina issue): fully rested take 2 full tests.
2.Second week - read critically all the time, do Manhattan gmat sentence correction book, and overview all manhattan Gmat math books.
3. Third week - responsibly do one full test a day, and practice on integrated reasoning.
4. Forth week - AWA essay, make it perfect. Take one test, rest of the time relax.
General advice: don't stop doing sport, participate in beatthegmat discussions, do a class with instructors.
I promise I am going to post every day, so you can track my progress.