The Dominate Test Prep Podcast

46. Is it Time to Throw in the Towel? [Mailbag]

July 07, 2021 Brett Ethridge / Dominate Test Prep
The Dominate Test Prep Podcast
46. Is it Time to Throw in the Towel? [Mailbag]
Show Notes

If you've taken the same standardized test multiple times and your score isn't improving appreciably, you might be wondering whether there's still hope for you or if perhaps you've reached your upper limit. That's the question we address in this "mailbag" episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast in response to Dan, who sent the following e-mail:

"After writing the [GMAT] exam 3 times, I am beginning to wonder if the 700 is just wishful thinking. Is it worth trying one more time?"

There are circumstances under which it makes sense to keep trying, and others where perhaps you'd be better off moving on with the score you have (or perhaps switching to a different exam altogether). In this episode we answer Dan's question and then share four considerations that provide additional nuance to help you figure out the best way to move forward on your own standardized test journey. Enjoy!

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If you enjoyed this episode, we encourage you to check out these other similar episodes of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast:

  1. Episode 32: Should You Retake Your Exam?
  2. Episode 45: How to Pay for School Without Going Broke, with Peter Lampert
  3. Episode 25: How to Find the Motivation to Study
  4. Episode 16: Is Harvard Really Worth It? with Jake Taylor


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