Day 69 - GMATPrep 1
Today I took the first full-length practice test off of the GMATPrep software. As I mentioned before, GMATPrep is the new version of the PowerPrep software. It features two practice tests that uses questions from recently retired GMAT tests. I was excited to use this new software because I've heard it provides a more accurate scoring benchmark than PowerPrep.
From what I've read in the forums, the quantitative section on the actual GMAT tends to be more difficult than what most people see in their PowerPrep tests. GMATPrep is more representative of the actual GMAT because its quant problems are more recent and more difficult than PowerPrep's.
I didn't do too badly: 720 (47Q, 41V). I seem to be plateauing at 720. It's a bit lower than my goal of 750, but I would still be happy with this score for my real GMAT.
One thing that I noticed about GMATPrep was that this software made reading comprehension a lot easier. For those of you who are taking the GMAT in a Peterson's VUE facility, consider yourself lucky because your GMAT will be identical to the format of GMATPrep. In the test I took today, the software actually highlighted in yellow the areas of the passage that were being questioned. I didn't have to scan the text at all for questions that referred to specific parts of the passage. Man, it made my life a lot easier!
Anyway, I'm about two weeks away from my GMAT. This week I am going to focus on problem solving. Overall I'm feeling pretty good and I'm confident that I will kick this test in the balls. Yep, balls.
SUMMARY OF DAY 69 WORK:
1. GMATPrep Full-length Test 1, off of GMATPrep software.
2. Official Guide Critical Reasoning Questions, #31-50, pages 506-511.
RECAP OF DAY 69 INSIGHTS:
1. GMATPrep is probably the most accurate GMAT simulation that exists.
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