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if you interview poorly the first time, I don't think the bschool in question would want to further confirm it by scheduling you to another interview with the Dean :) like the others have said, probably they want to give you something they don't normally extend to many other applicants Can you tell ...

by ariz

Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Meeting with the Dean - good or bad?
Replies: 4
Views: 1395

Actually I have all of them. If you like I can forward the email from day 56 to 60 to you.

by ariz

Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: The 60-Day GMAT Study Guide
Topic: Prepone last emails?
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

As DanaJ had pointed out, first you'll want to figure out what you want to do with an MBA. Otherwise your essays will not come through as convincing to the adcoms. But instead of going for your passion, here's an alternative approach which I think make much more sense: -http://calnewport.com/blog/20...

by ariz

Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Never Again! :)
Replies: 12
Views: 8602

if you want to score above 700 you will need to go through the books atleast thrice back to back to learn practice and retain the concepts. Retention is a bit challening given the large amount in the books that could take upto 80 hours on average to consume. The first ten hours on MasterGmat were a...

by ariz

Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 710- lousy lazeee test taker
Replies: 3
Views: 2250

Imagine you are dating and you see on a dating site someone who seems perfect for you. Their "list" matches your desire. But as you and I well know, it doesn't mean you are gonna like them, or even that you are gonna fit. And the only way to figure it out is to visit. Other than the idea of fit and...

by ariz

Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Cornell Johnson or University of Michigan Ross
Replies: 7
Views: 5213

Unfortunately conditions were not good. The test center was a complete joke. The reception is right beside the testing room so you can hear every one coming in. I could hear babies screaming and people talking loudly, throughout the exam. I tried to remain calm but it definitely effected me. The in...

by ariz

Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 650 on second attempt, that'll (have to) do pig!
Replies: 4
Views: 2645

Although possible, it will be difficult to improve your timing in just a couple of days. If you are not applying until next year you will have plenty of time to study and work on your timing issue

by ariz

Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Two Days to Go--how should I spend them?
Replies: 18
Views: 3308

A tough one

I will go with B, since I think it is the only option that remotely resembles a solution that the progressives were trying to do as depicted by the passage

by ariz

Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Reading Comprehension
Topic: Progressives' principles and actions
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

DS

What is the value of X?

1. X^4 = |X|

2. X^2 > X

OA: C

I was confused about the 2 statements because I thought they contradict each other

Source: another GMAT site

by ariz

Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: DS
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

chieftang wrote: Heheh... don't worry. It may not be GMAT material anyhow.
I certainly would hope not

very nice question btw

by ariz

Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Is an expression prime (750+ level question?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

I honestly cannot see any school rejecting you becasue you have a 3.80 GPA rather than a 3.95 :)

by ariz

Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 770 (Q49, V48) with 30-40 hours of prep (humanities student)
Replies: 19
Views: 12870

There is exception: I applied to ASU and asked the admission staff over the phone regarding such issue. She told me that as long as my application was submitted before the deadline, I'll still be considered for that round even if my recommendation was not completed until after the deadline is passed...

by ariz

Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Modifying essays after deadline
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Compared to the rest, A looks very good

What is the answer?

by ariz

Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Missionary
Replies: 10
Views: 1503

I had diffculty understanding the question as well... glad to see I wasn't the only one

by ariz

Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Score range
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

Just my 2 cents: you can also try tracking the experts/most active members here. I have to say I benefit tremendously by just reading what everyone has to say and their approach in solving the problems. It'll give you valuable insight in how to solve the problems efficiently and effectively

by ariz

Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Discouraged....
Replies: 9
Views: 4018