First practice test

Wow. That first practice exam was surprisingly difficult. I’m really out of practice.

Upside, I now know where my baseline is and I think I have good base to improve from.

I’m out of practice answering GMAT maths questions. I really do need to get back into the swing of things. I just need to do lots of practice with GMAT questions.

GMAT released two additional practice exams, which I bought and I’m glad I did. When I sat the GMAT the first time I didn’t think the questions I saw reflected what I had practised. This exam pack seems to be closer to what I experienced on test day.

I ended up using the pause button alot on the maths section. Why? I was getting a bit stressed and needed to take a moment. It nice to know I can. I also discovered why I got stressed.  It’s due to fact that I feeling like I’m asking my brain to do something it can’t do. So I had to spend a bit of time reassuring myself that I wasn’t asking the impossible and reminding myself I’m good at maths. Upside, I have proof that I’m good at maths. So there brain! So I need to do a lot of practice in GMAT prep software and doing questions that are timed.  I just to get the hang of it again.

It also highlighted which concepts I need to refresh as well. So, all in all, a good start to the run up to the retake.

So now the hard slog of more practice questions and practice exams. Welcome to October!

P.S I’m not going to mention the score as I focused on the maths rather than the verbal on the practice test.


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