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In your experience, are there problems where it is necessary to use a calculator or can you get away with just using your eraseable uneraseable notepad? Here's the deal: we should all be able to do the entire section without a calculator, and I think practicing this way at first is great. Nonethele...

by The Haz

Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: GMAT Integrated Reasoning
Topic: How I beat the IR section
Replies: 4
Views: 5512

You mentioned that you used the explanations for GMATPrep tests? I took 2 of their CATS and did not find any explanations. Googling the questions themselves sometimes did not produce any results. What do you suggest? I'm sorry I wasn't clear. I used the explanations for the practice problems. Most ...

by The Haz

Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760 (49Q, 45V)
Replies: 9
Views: 4887

Did u refer to earlier OG editions? No, I only used the 13th edition. What kind of questions did u encounter during the exam,especially in quant. I encountered at least one of each type from what I recall. I expected more geometry (especially triangles and circles) but encountered only a few. Which...

by The Haz

Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760 (49Q, 45V)
Replies: 9
Views: 4887

To add two more "any one" examples to the post above:

Any one of a number of things can go wrong while taking an exam.

I don't recall seeing any one of those items on the table.

by The Haz

Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: any one vs anyone
Replies: 2
Views: 884

How I beat the IR section

I posted some of these tips in another section, but I thought it would be more helpful for people if I refined and posted them here in the IR section. I am someone who started at IR scores of 3 and 4, and in very little time got up to scores of 7 and 8. So, how did I do it? First, let me say I am a ...

by The Haz

Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: GMAT Integrated Reasoning
Topic: How I beat the IR section
Replies: 4
Views: 5512

IR Prep

Congratulations! That's a great great debrief.I really enjoyed reading it.. Thanks Suz! Since I will also be applying next year, and as you rightfully pointed out- the IR will be more important by then, could you tell me a little more about how you prepared for this section/how much time you devote...

by The Haz

Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760 (49Q, 45V)
Replies: 9
Views: 4887

C First off, I'm not sure who wrote this problem, but it's not very clear, and doesn't seem to be worded well enough to be an official GMAT problem. A: There is no reason to believe that they currently have enough money. The only mention is that maybe they should cut it short and then in a few year...

by The Haz

Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: GMAT Integrated Reasoning
Topic: IR
Replies: 5
Views: 2134

This may sound like a stupid question, but have you been using the calculator? Since I was looking through many older sources that said no calculator, when I began using the practice exams with IR I didn't notice it in the corner and was always running out of time. As soon as I figured it out I shav...

by The Haz

Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: GMAT Integrated Reasoning
Topic: Finishing the IR section
Replies: 8
Views: 4516

[email protected] wrote:Get the OG 13th edition and do work from the website they provide you.
I second that. Also, the GMATPrep software has 15 IR questions as well as the IR sections in the practice exams. I found that MGMAT prepared me well, but only because they were tougher than anything I got on the GMAT or with OG.


According to OfficialGMAT, it will work on the real test as well. :) And I can attest that the calculator not only works, it's much better than the one in MGMAT and better than the one in GMATPrep. Picture the Windows built-in calculator because that's basically what I got (and assume what everyone...

by The Haz

Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: GMAT Integrated Reasoning
Topic: IR, can I use the numpad on the keyboard for calculator?
Replies: 3
Views: 5656

I'm no expert, but glancing through your results I see two major issues with your spreadsheet which actually seem to be in line with your real GMAT score: 1. Your deficits appear to be in almost all sections, so you shouldn't focus on any one in particular. 2. It seems that you are getting many easy...

by The Haz

Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 580! GMAT Beat me big time... Experts pls help
Replies: 7
Views: 6073

760 (49Q, 45V)

I took the GMAT for the first time today, and while I didn't realize I hadn't selected the answer bubble on the final quant question until it was too late, I'm happy overall. Background: I graduated from college in 2007 with a Bachelor of Music... alright I won't bore you here. However, I'm now a me...

by The Haz

Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760 (49Q, 45V)
Replies: 9
Views: 4887