I wrote a Manhattan test today and the result was 620 ( q47 , v29 ) . Less compared to my previous Manhattan test where I got 650 ( q46 , v33 ) . The difference between both the tests is , I have written the AWA today which I skipped in the previous test. I am not sure if it has made a difference ,but I was certainly feeling very drained by the time I was half way through the Verbal section. I ended up not answering 5 questions in the in the verbal section which might have dragged the score down to 29.
One take away from this test was , never write practice tests by skipping the AWA section. I could make out a lot of difference between this test and the ones before. Writing those essays was not the difficult part , but I could feel the tiredness slowly increasing as I was going through the Quant section and was literally counting each question of verbal section. I can’t afford this in the final test , need to make sure I am very comfortable sitting for 4 hrs and writing the test. I will increase the frequency of writing tests probably two per week , also will make sure that I do the AWA section.
But what’s happening with my preparation.I have given the first Manhattan test three weeks back in which I scored 650 and now I scored 620 . The scores are supposed to be reverse . Between both these tests I was preparing on quant and SC . I am not that worried on quant , as in the GMATPrep I scored 50 . I feel I am almost there when it comes to quant with a little work in some areas.
But with SC , I am still making lots of mistakes.I did put some effort in SC , by going through the entire SC OG for second time and also solving some online quizzes in Kaplan and Mahattan.But looks like I am still not there. I am in a kind of confusion now on how I can improve the SC scores,help me .
Manhattan 1 — 650 ( 46q , 33 v ) — 2nd May 2010
GMATPrep 1 — 660 ( 50q , 30v ) — 14th May 2010.
Manhattan 2 — 620 ( 47q , 29v ) — 21st May 2010.