andao72 posted a reply to 720: Happy ending to a long journey! in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“That is a good point, it could have been an experimental question. I remember solving it in about 25 seconds, then working the math over and over again for an additional minute, just to make sure it wasn''t one of those trap questions that only looks simple on the surface. When I finally concluded ...”
September 29, 2014
andao72 posted a reply to What makes a "safe" school? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Thanks for the reply. Yes, I realize it''s very important to actually like the school you are applying to. I think that sort of thing shows up pretty clearly in essays and applications, and if I wasn''t enthusiastic, that would probably kill my chances at any school. In general though, I was ...”
September 29, 2014
andao72 posted a new topic called 720: Happy ending to a long journey! in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“First, I want to thank everyone at BeatTheGMAT for sharing so much useful information. I read so many posts that I don''t know who to thank specifically, but I appreciate what each and every one of you do by contributing to this fantastic site. I wanted to share a bit of my experience so it ...”
September 25, 2014
andao72 posted a new topic called What makes a \"safe\" school? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hello, I want to attend b-school in Fall 2015, pushing it out to 2016 would be very difficult. So I realize it''s important to include some "safe schools" on my list. But I really have no idea what makes a safe school "safe." For target schools, I understand you can look ...”
September 21, 2014
andao72 posted a reply to Requesting profile eval - 700 GMAT w/ 5 yrs China exp in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Thank you both for the excellent advice! I will think hard on this and update late with what I decide. Thank you again!”
August 17, 2014
July 29, 2014
andao72 posted a new topic called Requesting profile eval - 700 GMAT w/ 5 yrs China exp in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello, long time reader, first time writer. The whole b-school process is really daunting to me and it''s hard to find which schools are good for which specializations, and even if I can get into them. I''d be very grateful if someone could help answer some of my questions. I took the GMAT ...”
July 29, 2014
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“The important thing to remember while tackling DS questions is to ALWAYS consider the two statements separately first. What our mind does is that after considering the first statement, it carries the "residue" of that statement and combines that with the second option. Do not do that ...”
July 16, 2012
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Thank you very much for the appreciation. I would recommend that you go through my post to see how i improved; in fact, my whole post is about that only. Apart from this, joining a classroom program maybe helpful only if you have built a good base but since you have got a 400, then even a classroom ...”
June 8, 2012
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Just saw this message.Thanks for the wishes. I guess you would have taken the GMAT two days back. How did you perform ?”
January 30, 2012
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Hi, you have a lot of time in your hands so make sure that you plan your strategy really wisely. I have answered all the questions in the posts in this thread. I''d suggest that you go through them.”
January 17, 2012
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Thank you very much. I derive great pleasure from the fact that my story has inspired so many people that they actually write here. Great that you are one of them. All the best to you! :)”
January 7, 2012
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Great to hear that you have found a new leash of energy and hope on reading my debrief. For building maths concepts, I have given some tips in the previous posts. You may wanna go through them.”
December 24, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Sorry for the delayed response. Thank you for the compliment .There''s no dearth of people who make it big after struggling hard. The time required to prepare for the GMAT depends on the level at which you are currently at. If you are really weak at English, then you should do something of ...”
November 25, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Great. Your scores almost resemble mine. Just be motivated, work the right way and victory will be yours.”
October 29, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“I''m not sure how does online one on one tutoring work. I''d suggest that you post your query on the "GMAT strategy" forum to get a response. I want to give it in two months- December mid for sure. I dont want to lower my expectation but frankly i think a 600 is better than 500. Id ...”
October 8, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“I think that the biggest issue here is that you have prepared way too much-for a much much longer duration that what is considered ideal. If you would have seen my journey, you would notice that my duration was almost similar to yours but the fundamental difference is that unlike you ,I didn''t keep ...”
October 3, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“A good strategy is to study one area in one day or two days. Say Monday, Tuesday you study Verbal and then Wed,Thu- you study Maths and then Fri/Sat you finish the backlog in both the areas and practice more. Sunday you take an off .That''s how I used to do it. Since I was working, I would put not ...”
October 1, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“You have mentioned that your scores are barely touching 600 but you haven''t mentioned what is your target GMAT score ?If it is around 700, then chances are less that you''ll actually be able to hit your target score. You now have two options available with you-either take the GMAT on 19th. If you ...”
September 30, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Since I have been at both the stages ,I can possibly give a good insights between the thinking process of a 550 and 700 candidate. A 550 candidates thinks linearly. For example, you teach him a formula, he''ll stick to it. He''ll be able to solve questions using that formula directly but the moment ...”
September 29, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“1. Frankly speaking,with your kind of experience, the schools wouldn''t be too much bothered about your GMAT score. The only problem I see is that the schools may have concern regarding your Verbal score. I think that if you''re able to prepare a great application package and you''re able to ...”
September 21, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“The first thing you can do is that you set a target for yourself. 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening. If you study for just one hour in the evening, you wouldn''t feel it to be a burden. The second thing I''d advise you to do is to reduce the frequency with which you go to the gym. I ...”
September 16, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“I''ll be applying to schools in this session. Multiple attempts don''t affect your profile IF you don''t make substantial improvement in your attempts. Since I was able to make a good jump on my last attempt, so the Adcoms shouldn''t view it negatively(that''s what the feedback I have got from one ...”
September 8, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Am glad that my story was able to rejuvenate you and gave you hope. By what time do you return from work ?If I know that, then probably I could suggest you something.”
September 8, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“@megadeth Thanks. I''m sure that there will be many more storeis of metamorphosis which will come here on BTG over the years. The spirit of human endeavor is something which is very strong and once a person sets his mind to a task, the victory will be always at his feet, even if it gets delayed ...”
August 28, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“@ariz Thanks. I think that you are going the right way. Keep up the tempo and I think that you should be on your way to glory @behbette Thanks, people from S.E. Asia incidentally happen to have the highest average GMAT scores across the world. Hope you''re able to match them :)”
July 24, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Do you remember the last line of the song "Lose Yourself" by Eminem. "You can do anything you set your mind to,man" . Just keep that in mind and victory will be yours! :) @Empirestateofmind Glad to hear that my post was able to inspire you. Keep going!”
July 22, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Hey, I know how you must be feeling because I have been in your situation. Taking this phase as an opportunity for introspection. Yes, you should really be asking whether business school is the right choice for you? Who knows there might be something you are better at and you may wanna do that ...”
June 27, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“I don''t remember the exact sectional scores in each of the attempts as there are too many attempts to remember those figures, but the Quant score in all three attempts was around 41 and the verbal score was around 31, give and take 2 points in each attempt.”
June 12, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“@timmy d Thanks. I''m glad that you found some inspiration in my post. I''d say most of the passages on the GMAT were equivalent to the medium difficulty level passages in RC99. However, the passages in RC99 are quite long and you are not going to see those long passages. The CR questions were ...”
June 10, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Thanks! I didn''t apply in the last admission cycle as I got married in March this year. My plan to finish the GMAT before marriage so that I can enjoy the time after that. I plan to apply to business schools this year.”
June 8, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to Taking Gmat for the 3rd time...need ur inputs in the GMAT Strategy forum
“I have been in a similar situation like you,the only difference being that I had taken the GMAT three times before I took the 4th one.You can read more about my struggle in my debrief.Hope that you should find some direction regarding strategy and material. I think that since you scored sub-600, ...”
May 15, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Thanks. All the best to you!”
May 13, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Thanks neodante.Good luck to you. @megadeth You may start with some non-fiction easy to read books which aren''t very prosy. I love reading books on business & management, entrepreneurship apart from philosophy,science etc. Just search on amazon for some of the aforementioned keywords and ...”
May 7, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Thanks, Brent for the kind words! :)”
April 11, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Sorry for replying late.I have loved reading a lot of authors who have won Booker/Pulitzer awards. The quality of text in these books is quite good. Apart from that,make sure that you keep reading the editorials in good newspapers.”
April 10, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“@nehs and rohu I''m glad that you found my post inspirational.It''s really heartening to see that my post has been able to motivate and give hope to so many people. @nehs Don''t give up the fight. Remember that line from the movie "Pursuit of Happyness" in which Will Smith says to ...”
April 6, 2011
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April 4, 2011
eternal_optimist posted a reply to 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“I''m looking at 1 year MBA programs since I,by now, have quite a good amount of work experience and I don''t want to be in a school for 2 years. I am basically looking at Said,Judge,INSEAD and IMD. These are the four schools I have in mind till now. Am researching on some more programs. I may ...”
April 4, 2011