So last night was the culmination of this study plan. 1½ to 2 hours of studying per subject after a full 8 hour day of work. Accounting is never too challenging, and my MLO studying was a breeze as well. But once it came time to pull out that GMAT book, I immediately felt the heat! Deciding to start with all over the verbal portions of the exam, yesterday was a sentence correction day. Now I know what you’re thinking – easy stuff. Not exactly.
The GMAT is a tricky beast that uses what you think you know against you. Moreover, I’m having to relearn all of the things I was taught in grade school. I answered a few practice questions and stuck my chest out with confidence, KNOWING they were answered correctly, but to my surprise, it was worse than I thought. Out of 15 questions, I only got 5 correct. The younger me would have been inclined to throw my book, note pad and pencil in the corner somewhere, find a comfortable spot in bed, and watch some television. But those days are long gone.
I told myself that it’s only MY FIRST ATTEMPT. I still have a little over 130 days of studying to go. At that point, I shrugged and dove right back into my book. So, what’s the moral of this story?