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Just following up on this from when I posted the 690 GMAT score. I have officially been accepted at UC Berkeley-Haas and plan to attend their EWMBA program starting Fall of 2018! Excited to be part of the class and feels like a long road to get here, but was totally worth it.

by jonnyutz

Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From 530 to 560 to 690 (Q49, V35)
Replies: 10
Views: 8189

I ended up using Powerscore because of what people send on this site mainly. A few years ago when I studied I used MGMAT, and it was alright to be honest, but something with how Powerscore is written really made a difference. I just read it cover to cover twice honestly and it started to stick with ...

by jonnyutz

Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From 530 to 560 to 690 (Q49, V35)
Replies: 10
Views: 8189

I'm glad it can be motivating. It's nice to hear my experience can get another person motivated to keep going. My schedule started nearly exclusively with Verbal since it was my weak point. I would recommend starting with whatever your weakest point is. Specifically, mine was Sentence Correction so ...

by jonnyutz

Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From 530 to 560 to 690 (Q49, V35)
Replies: 10
Views: 8189

For RC I simply started by reading a LOT more. I read the two novels I mentioned in my post and read in depth articles every week. I tried to read several hours and whenever I had a moment. This started long before I even studied. I did read the Manhattan GMAT book for RC, but it wasn't as helpful a...

by jonnyutz

Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From 530 to 560 to 690 (Q49, V35)
Replies: 10
Views: 8189

The key for me for improving in RC was really to just start reading hard material often. Get a subscription to The Economist and Scientific American and read that thing cover to cover EVERY WEEK. It is exhausting, tiring and painful, but you will improve. The retention and comprehension will just st...

by jonnyutz

Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: I brokeup with the GMAT today!
Replies: 5
Views: 5248

From 530 to 560 to 690 (Q49, V35)

After finishing my GMAT yesterday, I feel like I must share the whole process as I read many of these stories to keep me going. My journey took 7 years with lots of breaks and frustrations. My aim has always been to get into a part-time program on the West Coast (Berkeley, UCLA, USC). Here is the sh...

by jonnyutz

Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From 530 to 560 to 690 (Q49, V35)
Replies: 10
Views: 8189

All, I just got finished taking the GMAT, 4 years after this post. I finally got motivated again and finally met my goal. I received a 690 (Q49, V35) with a goal of 670. I am happy to be done and I can say the following really helped my success: - GMAT Prep Exams 1 - 4 (Exams 3 and 4 had way harder ...

by jonnyutz

Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: How do I score well in Sentence Correction?Books/online cour
Replies: 5
Views: 9767

Hi All, Thanks for your responses. I know this thread is quite old. After getting the disappointing 560 score, I lost all motivation and took several years off. I have just recently started studying again and took a whole new approach to studying. I just took GMAT Prep 1 for the first time in almost...

by jonnyutz

Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: How do I score well in Sentence Correction?Books/online cour
Replies: 5
Views: 9767

I need help with this also. I just took the GMAT today and got a 560 (q43, v25). I have found that the MGMAT verbal questions are much easier than the actual test and than the GMAT PREP questions. I got as high as v38 on MGMAT but never got higher than V27 on the GMAT PREP (taken both tests twice). ...

by jonnyutz

Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: How do I score well in Sentence Correction?Books/online cour
Replies: 5
Views: 9767