Day 39 - Kaplan CAT 2 Practice Test
Today I took a practice GMAT off of the Kaplan 2005 CD.
The result: 590 (38Q, 33V)
At this point you may be asking: Eric, why do you still have a smile on your handsomely contoured face? Aren't you at all upset by your performance today? My goodness, you are sexy.
First of all, thanks for the compliments--but sorry ladies and gentlemen, I'm taken. Second, I am not upset at all. In fact, I still believe I am right on track for getting a 750+ on the real GMAT. I said this before, but for those of you who are unfamiliar with Kaplan, the scores from these tests are dramatically skewed downward. Don't let Kaplan's numbers get to you because they are trying to trick you into buying their full classroom course! Sneaky shit, I know. [EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a myth--I've never seen data to substantiate this business strategy by Kaplan, but at the time I believed the rumors.]
I have researched extensively on many GMAT prep folk who have scored 750+ on the real thing, and I have noticed that many (if not most) dip below 600 while practicing with Kaplan. Furthermore, I am consoled by the fact that when I enter my score into the GMAT Score Estimator [EDITOR'S NOTE: This website doesn't exist anymore unfortunately.], my actual GMAT score is estimated to be around 740, based off my 590 performance on Kaplan. Not bad at all...
So it's all good.
SUMMARY OF DAY 39 WORK:
1. Kaplan Practice GMAT CAT 2, off of Kaplan 2005 CD.
RECAP OF DAY 39 INSIGHTS:
1. Never freak out about your Kaplan score.
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