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710 - v40 Q48 - and thinking wat next?????!!

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ThinkingWatNext Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
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710 - v40 Q48 - and thinking wat next?????!!

Post Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:07 am
710 - v40 Q48 Essay score yet to come.

1. Krannert
2. Fischer
3. Erasmus
4. Boston Univ.

Looking for admit + scholarship.

5. ISB
6. Insead

NOT looking for schol.

For now, forget the acads and extra currs.
I am an Indian-IT-male-24-4yr work exp in 2K8
Will this score be detrimental to my aspirations?

Please shed some light ..

-V

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Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:30 am
Thought I wud do my bit by posting my debrief.

The GMAT Foreplay:

As on the 15th of march 2007, I had no clue about number of sections GMAT had. Just had heard from a couple of people that it was the exam that the BSchools use to let candidates get into their gates. I had given my CAT ( Indian MBA admission exam ) with a preparation that could be qualified with all kinds of the noble adjectives that one can associate with a diligent exam taker. But my scores in the exams with fully loaded prep were less than half of what I had scored with no prep at all. Totally exhausted I turned towards GMAT and boy it was a relief wen compared with the CAT.

I used my first fifteen days ( from 15 Mar - 30 Mar ) doing some soul searching, thinking about stuff like - wat MBA, where MBA, how MBA, etc. I knew strategy was my strong point since my childhood. So the wat MBA was answered without much thinking. Then I set out short listing colleges that catered to my stream so the where MBA was answered. I have been harboring hopes of a scholarship / loan to fund my studies. Dunno if a 710 will suffice for a schol - so i have thrown the question to Ms.Blackman and am just keeping my fingers crossed.


My Prep:

Verbal:

SC:
Used OG 10 and OG 11. Went through each and every question and answer ( even if I got the question right ) at least twice.

Used PR for the SC techniques. Rules are crisply stated.

Took the sets 21-30.
Didnt take the all the 1000sc. But I feel it is worth taking if u want to break into the 750 barrier.

Took and retook and retook and retook...the GMATprep till I went thru every question GP could offer.

Test tackling strategy - Eliminate!!
before even looking at the question compare the answer choices. In most of the questions at least 1, if not more, choice will certainly be eliminated.

2 eliminated - U r lucky.
3 eliminated - It is ur day!!! No one can stop U.
4 or 5 eliminated - Dude! U fell into a GMAT trap!!

SC was my nemesis. That too I start getting spasms wen i encounter questions with 'had been', 'were','being' etc. Could never get over it till the DDay. I think it must have contributed to my low score in verbal.

CR:
OG 10 and OG 11
Did every question from the 50th question.
Got almost every question correct.
So didnt spend too much time.

RC:
Only the GMAT prep RCs.
Was too bored to take RCs from OG10 and 11.

Quant:
Sets 21 - 30
I have about 120GB of material running inside my head from my CAT prep. But the prob is my processor makes too many careless errors. Ask me 70*70 and I will say 490. So basics were never an issue. Just the accuracy.

So I tried to be extra careful. But in being so I started losing speed . That is something I must have worked on to take my score to 50.

DDay:

DO NOT TOUCH UR BOOKS.
Just be normal and
Please abstain from reading any "Wat to do on DDay".

I think this writeup is organized in a uncohesive kind of way.
But just thought lemme pitch in wth something.

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Post Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:32 am
I was scanning through the forums and I read word foreplay Laughing and now I regret that I had not good through this thread earlier Wink

I wonder how Eric keeps up with all posts Confused you're right there twn, every post of his has some personal touch :blush:


gimme some time I'll try to answer to your userid Wink

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ThinkingWatNext Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:30 am
Thought I wud do my bit by posting my debrief.

The GMAT Foreplay:

As on the 15th of march 2007, I had no clue about number of sections GMAT had. Just had heard from a couple of people that it was the exam that the BSchools use to let candidates get into their gates. I had given my CAT ( Indian MBA admission exam ) with a preparation that could be qualified with all kinds of the noble adjectives that one can associate with a diligent exam taker. But my scores in the exams with fully loaded prep were less than half of what I had scored with no prep at all. Totally exhausted I turned towards GMAT and boy it was a relief wen compared with the CAT.

I used my first fifteen days ( from 15 Mar - 30 Mar ) doing some soul searching, thinking about stuff like - wat MBA, where MBA, how MBA, etc. I knew strategy was my strong point since my childhood. So the wat MBA was answered without much thinking. Then I set out short listing colleges that catered to my stream so the where MBA was answered. I have been harboring hopes of a scholarship / loan to fund my studies. Dunno if a 710 will suffice for a schol - so i have thrown the question to Ms.Blackman and am just keeping my fingers crossed.


My Prep:

Verbal:

SC:
Used OG 10 and OG 11. Went through each and every question and answer ( even if I got the question right ) at least twice.

Used PR for the SC techniques. Rules are crisply stated.

Took the sets 21-30.
Didnt take the all the 1000sc. But I feel it is worth taking if u want to break into the 750 barrier.

Took and retook and retook and retook...the GMATprep till I went thru every question GP could offer.

Test tackling strategy - Eliminate!!
before even looking at the question compare the answer choices. In most of the questions at least 1, if not more, choice will certainly be eliminated.

2 eliminated - U r lucky.
3 eliminated - It is ur day!!! No one can stop U.
4 or 5 eliminated - Dude! U fell into a GMAT trap!!

SC was my nemesis. That too I start getting spasms wen i encounter questions with 'had been', 'were','being' etc. Could never get over it till the DDay. I think it must have contributed to my low score in verbal.

CR:
OG 10 and OG 11
Did every question from the 50th question.
Got almost every question correct.
So didnt spend too much time.

RC:
Only the GMAT prep RCs.
Was too bored to take RCs from OG10 and 11.

Quant:
Sets 21 - 30
I have about 120GB of material running inside my head from my CAT prep. But the prob is my processor makes too many careless errors. Ask me 70*70 and I will say 490. So basics were never an issue. Just the accuracy.

So I tried to be extra careful. But in being so I started losing speed . That is something I must have worked on to take my score to 50.

DDay:

DO NOT TOUCH UR BOOKS.
Just be normal and
Please abstain from reading any "Wat to do on DDay".

I think this writeup is organized in a uncohesive kind of way.
But just thought lemme pitch in wth something.

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Post Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:32 am
I was scanning through the forums and I read word foreplay Laughing and now I regret that I had not good through this thread earlier Wink

I wonder how Eric keeps up with all posts Confused you're right there twn, every post of his has some personal touch :blush:


gimme some time I'll try to answer to your userid Wink

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