The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2012 – Number 3

by on December 29th, 2012

This article is part of a 10-part series where we will be highlighting the most popular GMAT stories of 2012 from the Beat The GMAT community, in countdown fashion.

fieldwolf is a 31 years old Russian who was always successful in quantitative tests, but initially struggled with the Verbal section of the GMAT since he was a non-native English speaker. However, he knew that in Verbal it is extremely important to understand  from the very beginning where your weaknesses lie.

Following a strict study plan, fieldwolf managed to beat the GMAT with an astonishing 770 score. He documented his preparation methods, as well as his study materials in his detailed debrief titled 770 (Q50, V44) or how I stopped worrying and loved the GMAT. His post contains tons of valuable advice, so make sure not to miss it. Here’s some examples:

Key tips:

Practice, practice, practice. Use the official guides for practice problems. To read all the approaches takes you 2-3 days. All the rest time you should practice.

Monitor, monitor, monitor. Use the test grid (see below) every time you pass a practice test. Read all the explanations and all forums until you understand exactly why you were wrong in your answer.

Say “no” to cinemas, concerts, clubs, drinks and your family when you do study, BUT do not prohibit everything for yourself just because you “have to” study. If you feel that you would study much better after you will watch the Avengers – do not torture yourself, go to the movies.

Check out the full debrief here: 770 (Q50, V44) or how I stopped worrying and loved the GMAT. Congrats, fieldwolf on such a stellar score and thanks for sharing your story with us! We wish you all the best!

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