Search found 42 matches


So here's a funny story... (Backfire!)

I need some help getting my head back in the game. Here's my story... Took at GMAT last March and scored 700(q43,v42). I was happy with that at the time but ultimately decided to to retake after I realized I was just shy of a truly elite score. My focus has been on quant as that's my weaker section....

by meanjonathan

Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: So here's a funny story... (Backfire!)
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

[email protected] wrote: IR isn't really adding any new skills for us to learn; it's simply testing the skills we're already working on (in quant and in reasoning) in a new way. Bill, Yes and no. I don't mean to be a negative nancy here, and if maybe you think I've just psyched myself out, please fe...

by meanjonathan

Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: GMAT Integrated Reasoning
Topic: Finishing the IR section
Replies: 8
Views: 4526

Branham, Very nice job on IR. I ran out of time and did not finish 2 of the questions and still got an 8. I do however think I got the other 10 right so... Mind if I ask you a few follow up questions? 1) How much time did you put into IR prep? 2) What materials did you use beforehand (e.g., GMATPrep...

by meanjonathan

Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: GMAT Integrated Reasoning
Topic: Finishing the IR section
Replies: 8
Views: 4526

Penalty for not finishing?

Does anybody know if there's a penalty for not finishing the section?
-mj.

by meanjonathan

Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: GMAT Integrated Reasoning
Topic: Penalty for not finishing?
Replies: 4
Views: 3898

Partially correctly answered questions

Kevin, When I take MGMAT CATs I score in a devastating 3-5 range (< 30 percentile)... I feel like the timing is way harder than on the Quant/Verb parts.. especially the table analysis always consumes about 4-5 minutes. I definitely agree with you. This stuff is really tough. Check out Stacey Koprinc...

by meanjonathan

Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: GMAT Integrated Reasoning
Topic: Partially correctly answered questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2964
by meanjonathan

Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Has anyone taken the new pattern?
Replies: 17
Views: 4145

Ron, Thanks for the really thoughtful reply on all fronts and for the constructive criticism about my use of the word "tandem." You're a standup guy. Thanks again. :)

-mj.

by meanjonathan

Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: My GMAT(new version) Prep Strategy - Comments Invited!
Replies: 61
Views: 16832

Hi Ron, You explained previously that: "more generally, it's important to realize that 'two minutes per problem' is an AVERAGE, which must be considered with the same degree of common sense as any other average. it is definitely not a rigid guideline to be applied to every single problem individuall...

by meanjonathan

Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: My GMAT(new version) Prep Strategy - Comments Invited!
Replies: 61
Views: 16832

pmiklius, thanks for looking into that. Yes, I've come to the same conclusion that math is getting more competitive. Looks like 80%ile is now q48, a high score considering q51 is perfect. My exam has been pushed back to July 15th so I'll let you know how it goes. sam2304, I feel you. IR is stressful...

by meanjonathan

Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Has anyone taken the new pattern?
Replies: 17
Views: 4145

pmiklius, thanks for the info! if you don't mind me asking, what percentiles did your q47 and v37 work out to? did you receive an ir score today, as well?

mj.

by meanjonathan

Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Has anyone taken the new pattern?
Replies: 17
Views: 4145

Two more journal abstracts--these about the relationship between sleep and memory. Lipid signaling: sleep, synaptic plasticity, and neuroprotection. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16099392 The impact of sleep deprivation on neuronal and glial signaling pathways important for memory and synaptic ...

by meanjonathan

Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Leveraging Neuroscience for GMAT Performance
Replies: 2
Views: 1507

Hi again guys, I reposted the above scientific info on the following fresh message board so it can be easily referenced and added to: http://www.beatthegmat.com/leveraging-neuroscience-for-gmat-performance-t114590.html#481569 If you have more to add about exercise, sleep, or other factors that affec...

by meanjonathan

Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: My GMAT(new version) Prep Strategy - Comments Invited!
Replies: 61
Views: 16832

The below four articles are about the benefits of exercise on memory. If anyone knows of any additional information, studies, or references, about exercise, sleep, suppliments, diet, etc, please post time here. 1. Brain glycogen decreases during prolonged exercise. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed...

by meanjonathan

Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Leveraging Neuroscience for GMAT Performance
Replies: 2
Views: 1507