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Took Gmat today: 740

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ama2rm Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Took Gmat today: 740

Post Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:13 pm
Hi,

I haven't been very active in the forum but have been "lurking" and learning. Eric, thanks for the great resource. I chanced upon your wonderful site 4 weeks ago, the same time I started preparing.


I am not entirely elated with the score as I was scoring 760-790 on almost all GMATprep tests. Quant did not seem an issue for me during practise and given my engg. background I was overconfident. This is where I did poorly. The actual GMat math is a lot harder.
Verbal: I was doing well and did so on the actual test too.
Was hoping to score better in quant..but...


Here is how I tackled it:
OG 11 for the last one week. nothing else.
Sahil's notes and Eric's flashcards.
Kaplan GMAT 800 2007
PR Math workout for Gmat
PR verbal workout for Gmat.

I didn't get a chance to go through all the problems. OG I started backwards to do the more difficult problems.

During the actual test, I was panicky and nervous during the math section. I think this contributed. My timing seemed off too.
By verbal I had settled down and it seemed easier. Like someone else had mentioned, GMAT verbal is much better written than most books lead you to believe.

Hope this helps!

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:12 pm
740 in 4 weeks. Very impressive. Congrats !

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Post Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:19 am
Nice score-congrats.
I have a question for you regarding your statements about the quant on the "real" test. What specifically was more diffiuclt on the "real test" relative to the gmatprep? I have heard many people say the opposite, and I am just curious what you thought.

In my own experience there are certain categories in the quant that I would say Im weaker on than others so if I got asked a series of the ones I do not excel in, I would have trouble.

Anyway thanks fo ryour help and good luck with your apps.

Post Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:01 am
Thanks guys.

Quant: there were a lot of arithematic progression, cone-cylinder and parabola equations questions which I hadn't seen before. They would have been easy enough had I seen a few before and practised.

I wouldn't say quant is tough, just that it seemed that way for me given my level of prep. Also I was so panicky, very unlike me actually:)

can't wait to see what the AWA score is. When does it usually arrive?

Post Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:58 am
AWA should come in a few weeks.

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