Like a bucket of cold water to the face it hit me….640 (43Q and 34V), huh, 640? I looked twice, three times even and that is still what it said. I think I went through all the stages of grief in about 10 seconds, but I came out of it resolved to do better. I sat there after the test thinking about where I go from here and there were two things that I could think of.
#1 – Holy shit, the MBA.com test is much harder than any of the Kaplan tests I have taken.
#2 – I haven’t had enough time to study because of the Kaplan course I am taking. The first time I took Kaplan, my classes were on the weekend, which gave me time to study during the week. I don’t have as much time during the week because I have class twice.
The results from these two thoughts are that I am only going to attend 1 class a week and get back to taking 1 CAT a week. I also have to get back to the error log, which I have not been doing religiously. My plan is to split time evenly between Quant and Verbal (2 days a piece) and take a CAT on either Saturday or Sunday. I am also going to be taking the MBA.com CATs the last two weeks before the test, so I know where I truly stand.
Have any of you hit a rut like I have here? How did you pick yourself up and get moving back towards your goal? Any advice for me?