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GMAT Tip of the Week

GMAT Tip of the Week

Confidence

(This is one of a series of GMAT tips that we offer on our blog.)

We recently took a call from a distressed GMAT student after a disappointing exam performance. The story? She struggled through the quantitative section and went in to the break exhausted and disappointed — after months of study and preparation, how could she feel so confused by a few quant questions? Why was she struggling to finish on time? From what she could remember, the verbal section was, accordingly, a blur — her confidence destroyed by the quantitative section, she couldn’t focus, she gave up early on questions and simply guessed, and she limped to the finish, guessing on the last few questions just to get it over with. All in all, it was a very frustrating experience.