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Thanks for sharing your tips. I've Manhattan SC Guide but i am still struggling with SC as I can't seem to apply concepts and am thinking of going for SC Grail. Did you use Manhattan SC ? And do you think that going for SC Grail would help. I used Manhatten and Aristotle. I liked Aristotle better a...

by Kevinst

Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: GMAT 760 (Q50, V44) and TOEFL 118 (R30 L30 S29 W29) Debrief
Replies: 13
Views: 7487

Wow, congrats Kevin!! This is very impressive! And thank you for the tips, it’s very useful! Would you mind giving me some advice? I took GMAT last December, scored 680(Q47,V36) and stopped studying. In about two month ago I decided to start again, and since then I did some practice and took a bu...

by Kevinst

Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: GMAT 760 (Q50, V44) and TOEFL 118 (R30 L30 S29 W29) Debrief
Replies: 13
Views: 7487

Congrats Kevin!!! What are ur mgmat test scores ?? I have heard tht MGMAT qaunt questions are relatively tough compared to Gmatprep . Is tht true in your opinion ? And all the very best for ur Application process. The 4 MGMAT tests I took were in the range 690-770 (with 690 being the first one I to...

by Kevinst

Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: GMAT 760 (Q50, V44) and TOEFL 118 (R30 L30 S29 W29) Debrief
Replies: 13
Views: 7487

Great story Kevinst and congrats! I am studying for GMAT now and i wonder if i could get some feedback on my approach. I am starting with the Manhattan set and as you i save my prep tests until i finished the set/prep. For quant i work with one book at the time. When i feel i cant learn anything mo...

by Kevinst

Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: GMAT 760 (Q50, V44) and TOEFL 118 (R30 L30 S29 W29) Debrief
Replies: 13
Views: 7487

GMAT 760 (Q50, V44) and TOEFL 118 (R30 L30 S29 W29) Debrief

Hey guys, I took the GMAT 2 months ago but wanted to wait until I finished the TOEFL exam before I share my experiences with you. My background: I am 25 years old, male and native of Germany. I've been working as a Software Consultant / Engineer for the last 5 years, 1.5 of which I spent in the USA....

by Kevinst

Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: GMAT 760 (Q50, V44) and TOEFL 118 (R30 L30 S29 W29) Debrief
Replies: 13
Views: 7487

Are the practice tests from the official TOEFL guide rated?

Hey there, I just took the GMAT (Q50, V44, 760 overall, 5.5 AWA - will provide a debrief some time soon) and now need to take the TOEFL before I can finalize the B-school applications. I wonder how much I really need to prepare after my GMAT journey. Therefore I'd like to take a rated practice exam ...

by Kevinst

Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: English Language Tests
Topic: Are the practice tests from the official TOEFL guide rated?
Replies: 1
Views: 1502

Thank you, Ian. It's encouraging that you agree with me.

by Kevinst

Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Problem with a question from GMATPrep
Replies: 4
Views: 861

I disagree with that reasoning as a line y = 0 doesn't have a real x-intercept. The whole x-axis is intercepted. Nothing makes point (0,0) better as a x-intercept than (5,0). As 1) clearly states that we do have a valid x-intercept, I assumed that our line must have a slope different from 0. Though...

by Kevinst

Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Problem with a question from GMATPrep
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Problem with a question from GMATPrep

In the xy-plane is the slope of line k equal to 0? 1) The x-intercept of k is 0 2) The y-intercept of k is 0. The proposed answer is E However, I assumed it should be A GMAT's reasoning regarding (1): If line k has equation y=0, then it has x-intercept equal to 0 and its slope is 0. On the other han...

by Kevinst

Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Problem with a question from GMATPrep
Replies: 4
Views: 861

IR Question from GMATPrep

Hey, please look at the IR question posted here: https://www.beatthegmat.com/graphics-interpretation-t109048.html According to the solution in GMATPrep, the _beginning_ of the Cambrian Period marks the onset of a new era, eon and period. While it is obvious that it marks the onset of a new period, i...

by Kevinst

Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: GMAT Integrated Reasoning
Topic: IR Question from GMATPrep
Replies: 2
Views: 2857

Is someone able to solve this OG13 problem within 2 minutes?

This problem throws me off... The solution does not reveal a real trick on how to solve this problem fast. Would you, when you face such a problem, just guess and move on or really try to solve it? PS 218 OG13: List T consists of 30 positive decimals, none of which is an integer, and the sum of the ...

by Kevinst

Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Is someone able to solve this OG13 problem within 2 minutes?
Replies: 9
Views: 3867

Nice approach, Mitch! To avoid confusion it should be noted: "Thus, their combined rate = d/t = 1/(4/3) = 3/4." Mitch divides 1 by (4/3) because the calculated rate shows the "number of distances" that can be traveled in a certain time, not how many miles or km. This basically transforms the problem...

by Kevinst

Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Fastest way to solve this speed/time/distance problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Fastest way to solve this speed/time/distance problem?

A left P for Q at 10:00 A.M and at the same time B left Q for P. Both A & B took the same route. They meet at 11:20 A.M. If both of them start from P, B will reach Q 2 hours earlier than A. What is the time taken by A to reach Q?

by Kevinst

Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Fastest way to solve this speed/time/distance problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Secondly, by mentioning that the residents of San Perdito were served best if Varro gets reelected, the argument makes the flawed assumption, that a low unemployment rate and a high population are the only factors that play a significant role in determining how well a population is doing In this ca...

by Kevinst

Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: GMAT Essays (AWA)
Topic: 10 more days to go - Please rate my first AWA!
Replies: 5
Views: 1960

Doesn't the supposedly correct answer require to much of an outside assumption? From what I've studied so far one should always try to assume at least as possible. This answer clearly requires a strong assumption, namely that multistory buildings are rather built on lands whose values are higher. It...

by Kevinst

Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Bamboo
Replies: 5
Views: 3400