Jim@StratusPrep

Jim@StratusPrep

sidceg posted a new topic called Need help on answering these interview questions in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi, The following questions can be helpful to anyone and not just to me. Hence, I request the experts, consultants and students who have given the interviews to pitch in. The inputs can be generic such as how do I prepare for a response that makes sense and validates who I am (I mean it ...”
October 9, 2017
sidceg posted a new topic called Uploading unofficial GMAT score report - do''s and don''ts in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi, For initial application review, it is known that many schools accept unofficial GMAT scores (which is test taker''s copy with all the cancelled score(s), which is/are now not informed to the schools, and the list of schools, for which the score report was requested. I want to know whether ...”
August 27, 2017
sidceg posted a new topic called How can I not report cancelled scores? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“The score report I received from GMAC includes the cancelled score information. Since we typically upload the test taker''s copy, which we receive from GMAC in our email, as part of the application, the schools eventually get to know that I canceled the score thereby not serving any benefit though ...”
April 24, 2017
sidceg posted a reply to Should I retake GMAT with 700 after 7 attempts & apply n in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Oops! Now that''s a news to me. Thank you for the heads up David! Okay so here''s the thing. I have cancelled my scores twice during my saga, one score doesn''t appear on my score card anymore as it is older than 5 years and one that is about to cross the 5 year mark this August. So currently ...”
April 22, 2017
sidceg posted a reply to Should I retake GMAT with 700 after 7 attempts & apply n in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi John! Thank you for the feedback. The main reason I thought taking the GMAT one more time is a good idea is because of my existing score''s validity. While I got my existing score back in 2015 and considering the 5 year validity of scores, by 2020 the scores will be invalid. That being said, ...”
April 21, 2017
sidceg posted a reply to Should I retake GMAT with 700 after 7 attempts & apply n in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Thank you for the optimistic words! :)”
April 21, 2017
sidceg posted a new topic called Should I retake GMAT with 700 after 7 attempts & apply next in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I am from India and I applied this year with a GMAT score of 700 after 7 attempts with 6.5 years of work ex in Product Management in IT and have a GPA of 6.1 on 10 point scale. Post my MBA, I would like to get into Product Management/ Tech Consulting. I got an admit from Schulich (MBA in India ...”
April 12, 2017
sidceg posted a new topic called Tips and strategies for TOEFL in the GMAT Verbal & Essays forum
“Hello, Please pardon me if this is not the right forum. If you can point me to the right forum that would be great. I have two weeks to TOEFL and I have no clue about TOEFL is. I have a GMAT score of 700 - Q48; V38; IR 5 and AWA 6). But I have given this a year back. Now balancing between ...”
December 27, 2016
sidceg posted a new topic called IELTS 101 in the The Application Process forum
“Hi, I am not sure whether this is the right place to ask this. Please redirect me to the correct place, if this is not the place. I am planning to start preparing for IELTS. Can anyone here please help me get started on the following? - What is IELTS? - How different is it from GMAT? - ...”
September 13, 2016
sidceg posted a new topic called Schools Selections in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hello, Which one is better to target with a GMAT score of 700; 6.5 years of work ex (Indian IT Male); ideal for product management? For more information on my profile, please check here and here National University of Singapore Nanyang Technical University Singapore Management University ...”
September 12, 2016
sidceg posted a new topic called Options for married applicant in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hello, I had already requested for a profile evaluation here However, I would like to narrow down my search in this post. I want to emigrate with my spouse where she also can work full time while I study. Given my profile and above requirement, what are the schools and countries I can ...”
September 12, 2016
sidceg posted a new topic called Profile evaluation and school recommendations in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hi all, I fall into probably the most over represented category - Indian/IT/Male. My profile overview - I have close to 6 years of work ex and the last one year I am into product management managing one of the products end to end. Prior to that I was a business analyst in a start up handling end ...”
August 4, 2016
sidceg posted a new topic called 5 years; 5+ attempts; 480 -> 700 (Q48;V38;IR5;AWA6) in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“I am writing this post not because I once vowed myself that I would beat the GMAT one day and I would write in this section but because I want to give some information to all those who are still trying or who have given up. In this section in BTG forum, we only see people who have successfully beat ...”
October 25, 2015
sidceg posted a reply to Shocked with the GMAT prep test scores in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi Rich, Thank you for the insight. Like I said, I know that GMAT doesn''t just look at the number of questions answered correctly but also the difficulty of the questions answered wrongly and whether I have made any series of mistakes. Though your points make sense and are very useful on how ...”
October 12, 2015
sidceg posted a new topic called Shocked with the GMAT prep test scores in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi, GMAT Prep test 1 - 690; Q48V35; Q - 11 mistakes and V - 16 mistakes GMAT Test Pack 1 - 630; Q48V28; Q - 11 mistakes and V - 11 mistakes I am shocked to see the dip in score when I have reduced the number of mistakes. I am aware of experimental questions and penalty for consecutive errors. ...”
October 10, 2015
sidceg posted a new topic called Experimental questions and RC in the Reading Comprehension forum
“Hi, Many experts say it is typical to expect about 25% of the questions to be experimental. Can these question include RC passages too? If yes, are these questions placed as individual questions in a passage or the passage as a whole? Just curious to know.”
September 26, 2015
sidceg posted a reply to Lines n and p lie in xy plane in the Problem Solving forum
“If one has a positive slope or zero slope (parallel to X axis)and another has a negative slope, does it mean the slope of the second one is lesser than the first one?”
September 21, 2015
sidceg posted a reply to 2 and a half weeks left and stuck at 620 in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi Rich, Thanks for following up. I started taking more notes and I draw a box to separate the question from the data so that I don''t confuse which is one is what. I am improving but I haven''t reached my target score yet. Right now, I am averaging at Q45 and V32 range.”
June 20, 2015
sidceg posted a reply to Tough CR in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Awesome stuff. Where can I find more questions with similar reasoning to practice?”
June 17, 2015
sidceg posted a reply to 2 and a half weeks left and stuck at 620 in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi Rich, Yes I do maintain an error log. I also analyse my timings. I found that I race past the first 15 questions and then start lagging behind slowly that sometimes I take more than 5 minutes per question and I lose track of time. Suddenly, I noticed that I have 5 minutes and 7 questions left ...”
June 16, 2015
sidceg posted a reply to 2 and a half weeks left and stuck at 620 in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Thank you Marty for the wonderful information.”
June 16, 2015
sidceg posted a reply to 2 and a half weeks left and stuck at 620 in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi Brent, That''s a lot of insight. Thank you. From my review, I notice that most often I miss out on parts of questions or I confuse the question for the data or vice versa in a data sufficiency question.”
June 16, 2015
sidceg posted a new topic called Which one is a better strategy for guessing for verbal? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Consider this situation: I get an RC, followed by an SC or a CR. Since the questions in RC are not adaptive and RC being my weaker area of the lot, is it a good idea to guess tough inference questions or time consuming except questions (not the entire passage!) and focus on the following SC or CR? ...”
June 16, 2015
sidceg posted a reply to 2 and a half weeks left and stuck at 620 in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi Rich, That makes sense. I will implement your strategy and get back to you. Thank you.”
June 9, 2015
sidceg posted a new topic called 2 and a half weeks left and stuck at 620 in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi, I have two and half weeks left and I am stuck at 620. Most of my errors are due to careless mistakes. I mean I feel like how did I ever do such a mistake, or how did I not notice this information in the question, or why did I complicate so much when I could have thought this way. May be 1 or ...”
June 9, 2015
sidceg posted a reply to Cannot get a proper solution for this one in the Problem Solving forum
“Answer is C http://s12.postimg.org/g2bk5nwll/Venn_diagram_solution.jpg”
April 23, 2015
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December 9, 2014
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October 13, 2014
sidceg posted a reply to Inference Question in the Reading Comprehension forum
“I am not sure how do I do that to E though option D is simple enough to understand. I thought the passage is discussing alternative view point and not about its emergence. So the moment I saw emergence of alternative viewpoint I ruled it off. As I had said, I was left with E by POE and not by ...”
October 12, 2014
sidceg posted a reply to Inference Question in the Reading Comprehension forum
“Not sure whether to open a new thread for another question from the same passage. So here I go. The passage is primarily concerned with (A) dismissing a challenge to a traditional viewpoint (B) suggesting a new solution to a long-standing problem (C) resolving a conflict between two ...”
October 9, 2014
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September 21, 2014
sidceg posted a reply to How do I handle abstract language? in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Thank you David. That was really helpful :)”
September 7, 2014
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August 30, 2014
sidceg posted a new topic called How do I handle abstract language? in the Critical Reasoning forum
“In Boldface questions and in some questions in the RC passages, abstract language is employed in the answer options. Now there are two things I should do: first, figure out what functions do the bold faced parts serve and second, find the answer choice, which is in abstract language, that matches ...”
August 30, 2014
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August 30, 2014
August 29, 2014
sidceg posted a reply to Data collected from various sources indicate that in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi, Can you please clarify the difference between these two sentences? Data collected from various sources indicate that, in any given year, 2000 people will be struck by lightning, while approximately 30% of those struck will die. or Data collected from various sources indicate that ...”
August 20, 2014
sidceg posted a reply to GPREP SC-7 in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi Jim, I have some basic conceptual question here. ''whose'' refers to council or Better world? I was under the impression that ''whose'' can only refer to people (and animals?) and not non living entities (council and world - both are non living entities right?). Because of this, I simply ...”
August 20, 2014
August 18, 2014
sidceg posted a reply to Need a plan for re taking GMAT for the 5th time in the GMAT Strategy forum
“To add to the information, I''ve never had that much of time management issues too.”
July 9, 2014
sidceg posted a reply to Need a plan for re taking GMAT for the 5th time in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Thank you for replying Rich. I should make what I am doing more interesting or I should learn to focus on things even though they are not interesting. To make that possible, I should solve verbal section analytically instead of just reading them as a cluster of words and sentences. The ...”
July 8, 2014
sidceg posted a new topic called Need a plan for re taking GMAT for the 5th time in the GMAT Strategy forum
“I plan to give my GMAT by September mid for which I haven''t booked yet. All I need is a plan to get things right for this final time. Since I have been very close to the elusive 7xx score in practice tests the last time I prepared, I feel I can do it in the real test too. So before calling it a ...”
July 7, 2014
sidceg posted a reply to GMAT multiple attempts: How many is too many? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“I actually had this doubt for long time. What do people actually mean by these courses? What kind of courses and where can I take those courses from? How do these courses strengthen one''s profile? For your information, I am from India.”
October 31, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Profile Eval: What schools to apply for? in the The Application Process forum
“Thank you for the kind words. I will call it a day for GMAT and take this up again next year end or a year after that.”
October 31, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to GMAT multiple attempts: How many is too many? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“"As many times" - What if this is above 4? Say, 5 or 6 or even 7 times. Has anyone been successful in getting an admission in any of the top 20 or top 30 programs with such a profile? The main reason I am hesitant in giving one more attempt is I am worried whether the number of my GMAT ...”
October 29, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called GMAT multiple attempts: How many is too many? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Let me tell you my GMAT story just to make sure you get a clear picture of how complicated my situation is. FYI, I have given my GMAT 4 times! 1st attempt: 2010 (right after my college) - 490 - Didn''t take it seriously and didn''t know that it was foolish to give the GMAT as soon as one ...”
October 29, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called GMAT multiple attempts: How many is too many? in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Let me tell you my GMAT story just to make sure you get a clear picture of how complicated my situation is. FYI, I have given my GMAT 4 times! 1st attempt: 2010 (right after my college) - 490 - Didn''t take it seriously and didn''t know that it was foolish to give the GMAT as soon as one ...”
October 29, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called GMAT multiple attempts: How many is too many? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Let me tell you my GMAT story just to make sure you get a clear picture of how complicated my situation is. FYI, I have given my GMAT 4 times! 1st attempt: 2010 (right after my college) - 490 - Didn''t take it seriously and didn''t know that it was foolish to give the GMAT as soon as one ...”
October 29, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Profile Eval: What schools to apply for? in the The Application Process forum
“I didn''t get this quite clearly. Can you please explain this? Also, I''ve got two questions: 1. How will the adcoms see me if I were to give my GMAT once again after a year or two, in addition to increasing my work experience (both quantity and quality)? 2. Do schools really mean when they ...”
October 29, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called GMAT multiple attempts: How many is too many? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Let me tell you my GMAT story just to make sure you get a clear picture of how complicated my situation is. FYI, I have given my GMAT 4 times! 1st attempt: 2010 (right after my college) – 490 – Didn''t take it seriously and didn''t know that it was foolish to give the GMAT as soon as one ...”
October 25, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Profile Eval: What schools to apply for? in the The Application Process forum
“Okay I have got two doubts here. 1. I have given GMAT for 4 times and the last two times I have scored 590. I am not applying for any of the top 10 or even the top 20. I wanted to know whether with this given profile, can I at least hope to get an admission from any decent schools with a decent ...”
October 22, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called Profile Eval: What schools to apply for? in the The Application Process forum
“Hi, Based on my profile below, I would like to know what are the schools I can look to apply for. Undergraduate GPA: 6.13 on 10 Undergraduate University: College of Engineering, Guindy, India GMAT: 590 (Q48;V23) GMAT Date: 21st October 2013 Age: 25 Current position: Business Analyst ...”
October 21, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to if each term in the sum a1 + a2 + ... is either 7 or 77 in the Problem Solving forum
“I did the following way. 350 = 7+77+7+77+........ 350 = 7(1+11+1+11+....) 7*50 = 7(1+11+1+11+....) So (1+11+1+11+....) must be equal to 50. Since the question asks which of the following, we can say that one 11 and thirty nine 1''s will give a sum of 50. Hence the number of terms is 1+39 ...”
October 20, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Consecutiveness of n in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Alright! Thanks Ron :)”
October 17, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Consecutiveness of n in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Okay I often got confused between the consecutive numbers as numbers spaced equally. Since I had considered consecutive numbers as numbers equally spaced, I tried the above numbers also which yielded a NO. So with all other cases YES and this one case NO, I concluded that statement II is not ...”
October 17, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Consecutiveness of n in the Data Sufficiency forum
“I tried the following cases. 1,2,3: 3-2<3 --> Yes 4,5,6,7: 7-4<4 --> Yes -3,-2,-1,0,1: 1-(-3)<5 --> Yes But what about [-5,0,5,10]? Are these integers consecutive?”
October 17, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Consecutiveness of n in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Hi Ron and theCodeToGMAT, I am extremely sorry I lost track of this thread while I was checking my other posts and posts by others in this forum. I kinda got the first statement. But still confused with the second. What does ''positive'' difference mean in the first place? Can you please ...”
October 16, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Down to two answer options: Which one to choose now? in the Sentence Correction forum
“This question needs to be looked into such a detailed level. Gosh! But there is a meaning difference as you said. Thanks for explaining.”
October 14, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Oil field prospector in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Alright got it thanks :)”
October 14, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Down to two answer options: Which one to choose now? in the Sentence Correction forum
“I still don''t get it. Can you explain for option A, B and C? Thanks.”
October 14, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Oil field prospector in the Critical Reasoning forum
“The company believes that their claim is true. Which means that the third party used by the company is believed to be more accurate than the prospector. Only then, the conclusion, which is "Thus, the methods that the prospector had used to determine the size of the oil deposit must have been ...”
October 14, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called Down to two answer options: Which one to choose now? in the Sentence Correction forum
“With brains shaped by evolution to respond primarily to immediate physical peril, individual human beings often ignore or underestimate the gravity of more nebulous threats, such as climate change, yet are no less menacing. A. individual human beings often ignore or underestimate the gravity of ...”
October 14, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to List of 9 distinct integers in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Hey something just struck my mind. The question asks whether the median is positive. But we have found out that the median must be 0. So now down to the properties of zero. Zero is considered neither even nor odd and neither positive nor negative right? So how does one say that statement 1 is ...”
October 13, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to List of 9 distinct integers in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Thanks Rahul! Now I find it easy. I just didn''t think about the the main guy - 0 :)”
October 13, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called List of 9 distinct integers in the Data Sufficiency forum
“If list S contains nine distinct integers, at least one of which is negative, is the median of the integers in list S positive? (1) The product of the nine integers in list S is equal to the median of list S. (2) The sum of all nine integers in list S is equal to the median of list S. OA ...”
October 13, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called Consecutiveness of n in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Hi! This was from one of the MGMAT CATs. Can some one please explain? A list contains n distinct integers. Are all n integers consecutive? (1) The average (arithmetic mean) of the list with the lowest number removed is 1 more than the average (arithmetic mean) of the list with the highest ...”
October 8, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Minimum 4 point GPA scale v/s my 10 point GPA: Do I qualify? in the The Application Process forum
“I know I have done bad in my academics so I am not capitalizing much on it. I am trying to work on my GMAT scores (I have already given it thrice and will be giving it for the final time next month)and the highest I scored was a 590. Let''s hope I will improve this time. Regarding my work ...”
September 26, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Minimum 4 point GPA scale v/s my 10 point GPA: Do I qualify? in the The Application Process forum
“I know I have done bad in my academics so I am not capitalizing much on it. I am trying to work on my GMAT scores (I have already given it thrice and will be giving it for the final time next month)and the highest I scored was a 590. Let''s hope I will improve this time. Regarding my work ...”
September 26, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Minimum 4 point GPA scale v/s my 10 point GPA: Do I qualify? in the The Application Process forum
“That''s a bit of a problem then I guess. I was in the last 5%. The first grade was I think 9.6 or 9.7 and there were a few dropouts too. The good thing is I survived but the bad thing is I was one among the last.”
September 25, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Minimum 4 point GPA scale v/s my 10 point GPA: Do I qualify? in the The Application Process forum
“Thank you for replying to this thread. I have 6.13 GPA out of 10 from College of Engineering, Guindy, which is one of the top ''non IIT - non NIT'' engineering colleges in India.”
September 24, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called Minimum 4 point GPA scale v/s my 10 point GPA: Do I qualify? in the The Application Process forum
“Hi, Sorry for the awkward wording of the subject, I just couldn''t frame a proper question within the word limit given for the subject field. My question is, some B schools have mentioned minimum GPA on a 4 point scale as eligibility criteria. But I have a a GPA that is on a 10 point scale. ...”
September 22, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Brute intuition or planned logical steps? in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Yes! :) Thanks a lot Mike for supporting through the entire thread :)”
August 30, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Brute intuition or planned logical steps? in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Yes that was really helpful. Thanks :). I just have one concern here. I used to do reasonably well with just brute force till my last attempt. But since I wanted to improve my score for this time, I started practicing the way you had mentioned. But now I get almost all the questions wrong. I also ...”
August 29, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Brute intuition or planned logical steps? in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Thank you guys. Yes I get the point. I think that identifying the question and then picking up the strategy for that particular question type will take a lot of time. And then, if needed, I''ll have to create a map for the stimulus. And then answer the question. So how do I do this in less than 2 ...”
August 28, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called Brute intuition or planned logical steps? in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Hi, The typical way how I solve a CR question is just read the question and the stimulus and then answer the question. I usually get 5 to 6 out of 10 questions correct (with equal number of easy medium and difficult questions) but no boldface question correct. Is my method advisable or should I ...”
August 18, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Got hit thrice. Need help to get up and fight again. in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Thanks for the tip Brent. Do you have anything specific in mind regarding how to practice for developing endurance? And I have asked another question too: is giving the test for 4 times going to bring my profile down?”
August 13, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called Got hit thrice. Need help to get up and fight again. in the GMAT Strategy forum
“I gave my GMAT for the third time on 2nd August 2013 and got 590. Though there was a 110 point increase from previous two attempts, 590 was not a score I expected to get. My prep time was roughly about 3 months and my practice tests scores are as below. MGMAT CAT 1 (26th June) – 590 (Q44 V29) ...”
August 13, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called GPA field in MBA.com profile registration in the GMAT Strategy forum
“I have got 6.13 on a 10 point scale from College of Engineering, Guindy, which is one of the top engineering colleges in India. So what do I fill in the GPA while I enter my profile details? If I follow the conversion chart that is given just below the field, I will have to enter 1.1 on a 4 point ...”
July 28, 2013
sidceg started following arun@crackverbal
July 28, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Is this type of question fair game/ to be expected on the te in the GMAT Math forum
“Can some one explain how to solve this question? Thanks”
July 24, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to How can I be a better test taker? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi vishugogo, There is no such patterns. Sorry :( The mistakes are evenly spread. Of course they are neither in the first 4 to 6 questions nor in the last 4 to 6 questions. Thanks.”
July 24, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called How can I be a better test taker? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi, While reviewing each practice test, I get almost all the incorrect answers correct by myself (except for 2 or 3 in quant and verbal each for which I would need help - that too just to crack open the question, then I am able to do it on my own). I am able to figure out exactly what concepts ...”
July 24, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Questions Missed to get highest percentile in Quant & Ve in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Jim, I have a question regarding your statement. Should one take ''more'' care in getting the easy questions right or the difficult questions right? Which type of question penalizes the test taker more if he or she gets it wrong? Easy question or a difficult question? Thanks”
July 23, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to What is the difference between these two sentences ? in the Sentence Correction forum
“Kim needs a tennis trainer, like her brother. This sentence is the same as ''Like her brother, Kim needs a tennis trainer'' --> In this case the modifier ''like her brother'' is modifying ''Kim''. Kim needs a tennis trainer like her brother. --> Kim needs a tennis trainer. What kind of ...”
July 16, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called 41st question on GMAT Prep in the Sentence Correction forum
“According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts became the first state in which more babies were born to women over the age of thirty than under it. A. than B. than born C. than they were D. than there had been E. than had been born OA is A I got this question as the last ...”
July 15, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Identical rectangular tiles in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Wow! Thank you so much Jim and Brent. I straight away thought without knowing the sides or at least the ratio of the sides of the two squares, the question cannot be solved. But the logic 4L = 3L + 2W did not strike my mind. Thank you so much once again! :)”
July 13, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called Identical rectangular tiles in the Data Sufficiency forum
“In the diagram, the fourteen rectangular tiles are all identical. What percent of the area of rectangle ABCD is covered by the tiles? (1) ABCD is a square. (2) EFGH is a square. OA is D but I got E”
July 12, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Late Night Study for GMAT in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Try doing something that interests you from the GMAT syllabus. For example if SC interests you more than RC does, then start with RC and then move towards SC. If verbal as such gets you sleepy, then do some tough quant problems which will keep you thinking. In case you''re too sleepy, then just ...”
July 2, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to 590 in first MGMAT CAT - How can I improve in 30 days? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Thanks a lot Josh. Could you please provide some tips on these? I face another major problem - I get distracted once I go beyond a time limit. I can''t focus for longer duration. So I''ll have to focus on concentrating on the question instead of just focusing on the question. This reduces my ...”
July 2, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called 590 in first MGMAT CAT - How can I improve in 30 days? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“I scored a 590 in my first practice test with MGMAT after learning the fundamentals for a couple of months. This is a big improvement from my previous two GMAT exam scores - 490 and 480 – which were more than a year ago. In verbal, I am very happy to see a score of 29 from 17 (and even 13 in the ...”
June 29, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called ''Thank you all'' or ''Thank all of you''? in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi, ''Thank you all'' or ''Thank all of you'': Can someone please explain which one is correct according to standard written English? Thanks.”
June 12, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Percentage in the Problem Solving forum
“Percentage increase means [(New - Old)/Old]*100 Hence it should be [(185-100)/100]*x and not (185/100)*x.”
May 13, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called A classic example of weakening the arguement in the Critical Reasoning forum
“A classic example on how to think while attempting a ''weakening the argument'' questions in CR. Hope this helps. http://s16.postimg.org/enhwx2pwx/image.jpg Disclaimer: I do not hold any responsibility for the information/content in the image”
April 25, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Can anybody explain Reverse Causation with an example? in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Yes now I got it! Great! Thanks a lot! :D”
April 19, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Can anybody explain Reverse Causation with an example? in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Thank you. While I am a bit clear now, Can you please explain the following? Can you please explain what this exactly means in a "The researcher''s conclusion depends on which of the following assumptions" question?”
April 18, 2013
sidceg started following Brian@VeritasPrep
April 18, 2013
sidceg posted a new topic called Can anybody explain Reverse Causation with an example? in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Hi, In many CR questions I come across the term called ''Reverse causation''. Can anyone please explain what is this and how we identify and/or apply this in order to solve a CR question? Or in case if this question is answered elsewhere, please redirect me to that post. Thanks in advance! ...”
April 18, 2013
sidceg bookmarked Emily Dickinson
April 16, 2013
sidceg posted a reply to Emily Dickinson in the Sentence Correction forum
“IMHO, the essential part of the sentence is ''Emily Dickinson’s letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson outnumber her letters to anyone else''. The non essential part is ''which were written over a period beginning a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and ending shortly before ...”
April 9, 2013
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March 7, 2013
AristotlePrep posted a reply to 6 Key Takeaways from the GMAT Test Prep Summit 2013 in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Dr Rudner didn''t mention whether the number of free practice questions in GMATPREP 2.2 will increase or not but you''re right that it doesn''t look likely that the number of questions will increase significantly, if at all.”
February 26, 2013
AristotlePrep posted a new topic called 6 Key Takeaways from the GMAT Test Prep Summit 2013 in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Yesterday some members of the Aristotle Prep team had the pleasure of attending the GMAT Test Prep Summit conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) at New Delhi, India. This is the first such summit for this year and the fact that the GMAC has started off with India shows how ...”
February 23, 2013
AristotlePrep posted a reply to Need Help in the GMAT Strategy forum
“You need to provide more information for someone to suggest anything concrete. Some starting points can be-did you analyze the test well? If yes, which area in Verbal did you do well on and which area was the worst ? How long have you prepared for and how exactly did you prepare for Verbal ? Do you ...”
January 7, 2013
AristotlePrep posted a reply to Help me Improve my performance in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Frankly speaking, no one would be able to help with the little amount of information you have provided. You need to provide more details-how exactly did you study in the last 4 months, which resources did you refer to, how did you go about tackling your weak areas etc-before we can suggest something ...”
January 2, 2013
December 16, 2012
rami26 posted a reply to A straight away meaning question. in the Sentence Correction forum
“It definitely is a tricky question. I chose E too during the first read. E} The dwellings had roofs of poles and arrowweed that are supported by posts. The dwellings might have had other attributes - walls, floors etc. But we are talking only about the roofs. A} The dwellings were nothing but ...”
December 8, 2012
rami26 posted a reply to A good meaning plus comparison question. in the Sentence Correction forum
“I feel E is wordy. Choice C is the best option.”
December 8, 2012
rami26 posted a reply to Twice as fast as in the Sentence Correction forum
“IMO B”
December 8, 2012
rami26 posted a reply to Inference question from GMATPrep in the Reading Comprehension forum
“Wonderful explanation Stacey ! Thanks for your detailed post. It has refined my approach towards inference questions. I was wondering how you could take such detailed notes the first time you read the passage. I always find that I lose track of time when I take such detailed notes. My notes were ...”
December 7, 2012
rami26 posted a reply to Verbal Review Question 20 in the Sentence Correction forum
“Is the OA D?”
December 5, 2012
rami26 posted a reply to 620, 660 and Retaking - Seeking help :( in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Chris, Thanks for the post! "Invest in the winners" sounds like a good approach especially during stress and time crunch !! One should never lose hope or evaluate his/her performance during the test! I have read it several times in several articles, but still find it hard to actually ...”
December 1, 2012
rami26 posted a new topic called 620, 660 and Retaking - Seeking help :( in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“My first attempt was a total disaster as I lost track of time during the test and did not perform to my best in both sections. (Q 44 V 35 and total 620). My preparation time was 3 months but I had not taken many mock tests and so I realized that cost me dearly. I retook the test after a year. ...”
November 27, 2012
AristotlePrep posted a reply to HELP Need Expert Advice - One day to the GMAT and NOT ready in the GMAT Strategy forum
“If you feel that you''d be better off by not taking the test tomorrow, you may want to reschedule your test. However, that would mean forfeiting the entire registration fee of $250. So logically it makes sense to take the test as that would at least help you gain some insights about the test that ...”
November 2, 2012
AristotlePrep posted a reply to HELP Expert Advice needed - - GMAT is 3 days away and Im sti in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Since you have only 2 more days to go, you may want to focus on revising Sentence Correction concepts because there''s nothing much you can do about Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning in such a limited time. Just go through the error log that you have made(if you have made one) and try to ...”
October 31, 2012
AristotlePrep posted a reply to how to score from 550 to 650? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Your query is quite generic and it''d be difficult to suggest anything concrete. If you could be more specific and provide details such as- what resources did you use,what duration did you study for, were you sufficiently prepared or was it the test day anxiety because of which you couldn''t do ...”
October 30, 2012
AristotlePrep posted a reply to How do I improve from 490 to 700+? in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“We just answered a similar query on this thread. http://www.beatthegmat.com/advice-needed-need-to-go-up-from-570-t128641.html Studying for 8-10 hours per day over the next one month will actually prove counterproductive so you may not want to do that. It is quite possible that you may have ...”
October 30, 2012
AristotlePrep posted a reply to Advice Needed- Need to go up from 570- in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Before you start your prep again,firstly ask yourself whether you understand how to prepare for the test correctly. It is entirely possible that you may not have prepared for the test correctly in the first place and that needs to be addressed first(you may find The Right and the Wrong Way to ...”
October 30, 2012
AristotlePrep posted a reply to Time issues/ Work ethic/ Problem recodnition in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Guessing on questions is not bad per se; in fact, instead of wasting a lot of time on a question, it''s better that you make an educated guess but yes if you are guessing too much, it means that you need to go back to the drawing board and work on your concepts. The amount of time you take to ...”
October 29, 2012
rami26 posted a reply to DS - Probability in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Can someone please help !? I have my GMAT in 2 weeks !! :(”
October 14, 2012
rami26 posted a reply to Bostonians in the Sentence Correction forum
“rivalry that develops between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, and Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin, Can someone please explain why "her" in option C does not refer to Basil Ransom but refers to Olive !! I got confused with the pronoun reference here and thus chose E ...”
October 14, 2012
rami26 posted a new topic called DS - Probability in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Alan is a bartender, and someone has removed all the labels from the bottles. Some bottles contain liquor, which has alcohol, and the rest contain mixers, which do not have any alcohol. If Alan randomly selects three bottles and mixes a drink, what is p, the probability that the drink will contain ...”
October 12, 2012
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August 23, 2012
rami26 posted a reply to Futility of 4 months of efforts - 640 (Q44, V 33) in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Sandeep, I got the same score too ! I have been preparing for 3 months straight - Full time, no distractions whatsoever! On the test day, I screwed up in Quants section coz I got tensed when I saw the clock ticking and when I realized I was lagging behind the schedule by 8 mins or so. I had to rush ...”
August 20, 2011
rami26 posted a reply to Set of n numbers - Mean in the Data Sufficiency forum
“I chose B too. But the OA is A. Explanation: Statement 1: The mean of Set S = (Sum of elements of S)/n The mean of new Set = (Sum of elements of S + 1 + 2+ 3 + 4 +.... n)/n = (Sum of elements of S)/n + (1+2+3+4+....n)/n = Mean of set S + (1+2+3+4+...n)/n If we know n , this statement is ...”
August 17, 2011
rami26 posted a new topic called Set of n numbers - Mean in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Set S consists of n numbers arranged in ascending order. A new set is created as follows: each element of Set S is increased by a value equal to the number''s place within the set (i.e., the lowest number is increased by 1, the second lowest number is increased by 2, etc.). By how much is the mean ...”
August 16, 2011
rami26 posted a reply to Based on recent box office receipts in the Sentence Correction forum
“Well, I am a little confused here. "Like" should generally be used to compare nouns immediately following it. But this question has a pronoun ,"its", following "Like". So, does it imply that "Like" can be used to compare everything other than actions (verbs). ...”
August 13, 2011
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