Practice exam aim

Right five weeks to test date. Now it’s time to get some serious exam practice in. But I don’t think it is enough to sit a practice exam and say I want my score to increase, I think it is also useful to have other aims as well.  One of things I keep being told is I need to analyse the results, so I think it is helpful to be clear what you’re trying to achieve from the start.

Aims for next practice test

I have decided to have three aims for the practice exam:
Get more sentence correction questions right;
Get those profit and loss questions right;
At least maintain my quant score; and
Improve my verbal score.

How the test went
Overall I’m quite pleased on how it went. Even after having to take a break for a week and doing light study this week, my brain still works. My quant score improved and I got more sentence correction right.

Downside, my score dropped ten points, mainly due to my verbal score crashing. One of the reasons for this was because I found it difficult to concentrate half-way through the exam. But to be fair, that is not unexpected with what my poor brain has been through over the last couple of week, so I’m hoping that this score is a bit of a blip and things will be back to normal next week.
Areas to focus on next week
Based on the exam and I how feel it went I think I need to focus on timing and critical reasoning. I found I needed to be quicker on each question and I needed to pace myself better, as I ended up rushing the last 6-8 questions. So, next week will be doing lots of practice doing questions under three minutes. From my reading it  is also recommended to do mixed question sets-they recommend a minimum of 20 at a time.  Think I will start with ten and see how I get on. I also found that I was got a number of critical reasoning questions wrong-hopefully I can improve this by studying and practising a few strategies.



Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Miniclick Photo Talks

Talks, discussions, events, exhibitions, parties and games, all around still and moving images.


The 10-year Shakespeare New Year Resolution


The journey towards the MBA Goal

Road To My MBA

The journey to a top mba school, from Brazil to the USA.


My GMAT/MBA Journey

What an Amazing World!

Seeing, feeling and exploring places and cultures of the world

TED Blog

The TED Blog shares interesting news about TED, TED Talks video, the TED Prize and more.

National Media Museum blog

We explore the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives.


We're already living in the future. It's just not evenly distrbuted yet.

The Baseline Scenario

What happened to the global economy and what we can do about it


MBA bound... Join my journey

Emel Aktas

Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University

A Digital Mentor

Sharing insights, connecting opportunities

the Free MBA

a journey detailing my do-it-yourself MBA

the urban pastor

news, views and reviews from south London's finest suburb!

From Dubai to Durham

MBA Adventures at Duke Fuqua

Reaching the Thirties

My MBA story at Fuqua


from point a to point mba

Perspectives on entrepreneurship, MBA-related issues, networking, personal branding, technology, investing, education and more...


Loans and MBA...

The adventures of a MBA student

The blunderings of a n00b through the MBA admissions process

Blogging for a Good Book

A suggestion a day from the Williamsburg Regional Library

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

MBA the nonprofit way

MBA + nonprofit work = ??

Girl Meets B-School

Non-traditional MBA doin' it for herself

bschool admit

The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare. - Bobby Knight


A journey to getting an MBA, relocating overseas, raising a family and enjoying the ride

Apprentice Alf’s Blog

Everything you ever wanted to know about DRM and ebooks, but were afraid to ask.

Coffee Beans And Tea Leaves

A little bit of this and a bit of that

We seem to have acquired a caravan

A six week European Odyssey with the Perkins

Road to the MBA Class of 2014

from the eyes of an entrepreneur

HBS Times

The latest news from inside the walls of Harvard Business School


the story of a Stanford GSB student


i want to see more stuff shaped like a cross

Fiction and the Reading Public

Give me a thrill, says the reader, Give me a kick; I don't care how you succeed, or What subject you pick.

Cake, biscuits and maybe casseroles too...

I'm trying out new recipes and writing about them

MBA Over

Get Into a Top Business School After 30 (or at any age)

sarah's mba journey

outlining my journey to applying to business school

%d bloggers like this: