The road to 700+ is a tedious one. The first time I took it, I relied on a “leading” Test-Prep company, and was appalled by the glaring difference between my “expected” score and the actual one I received. I thought the test wasn’t made for me, and gave up on the idea of taking the GMAT again.
One year later, new opportunities arose and I faced the same demon again. I reviewed my notes, and realized that I made a huge mistake : I blindly focused on someone’s “recommended” approach, and forgot to make it my own. I now realize that the GMAT has to be taken as a personal challenge, and has to be approached by your own, tailored approach. Don’t get swayed by Test-Prep companies guaranteeing a +60 progression, instead, make this promise to yourself.