As someone who is not paid to teach GMAT, I enjoy giving free advice.
As someone who is not paid to teach GMAT, I enjoy giving free advice.
Perhaps it is worth what you pay, but here goes:






I cannot count the number of times I have heard clients say, "I scored 700 on my prep test the day before. I cannot understand why I got 580 today..."

Taking a full practice test the day before the real test is like running a marathon the day before a marathon. When I was a professional Shakespearean actor, we never did a full run-through the day before a performance. Same principle: everyone performs better when rested.
The day before your test, I encourage you to do ANYTHING except take a GMAT prep test. Spend one or two hours reviewing the questions you have mastered to build confidence. Then, go do something you enjoy, such as
  • Visit an onsen, health club or spa
  • Get a massage
  • Go swimming
  • Go jogging
  • Enjoy your favorite meal with a friend
  • Watch your favorite movie or TV show
  • Have one glass of wine or beer (if you can limit yourself ;-)

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-Updated by Vince on 18 Nov 2011

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