So recently took my first gmat after a few months of studying. Got a 600 when shooting for something in the 680-700 range. Any tips on how to gain 80+ points before apps are due for round 2?

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That’s a significant jump in a short amount of time. Why not pause and study longer? You might even surpass the 80 points.

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Would ideally be able to apply in R2 but r3 is an option as well.

Study more

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What were your verbal and quant scores ?

I went from around 34 to 44 in ~ 3 weeks (caveat is I had decent grammar understanding) just needed to learn how to dissect the reading comprehension since I was a slow reader (hate reading) and alway ran out of time. Scored very well there.

For quant, just need to know which questions you can answer and which you can’t. For those you cannot answer, make an educated guess asap and move on to the next question. You don’t need to get all answers correctly to score a high score (I’d get 45 in my practice tests while getting 10 questions wrong)

Not sure how helpful this is. In any case, I think you can apply to Sloan in round 2 ( deadline is on Jan 18, super short essay and only one letter of rec)

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