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I know it's more of an autobiography than a debrief, as you say, but it was well worth reading it thoroughly! Thanks for your input into this community, and for sharing your story. It was a good analysis, and since you took the test three times, each time reflecting on the experience and never missi...

by artistocrat

Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 710; bblast signing off- Thank you all
Replies: 74
Views: 29670

Really good luck! I hope you nail it! (nice work on the AWA btw)

by artistocrat

Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Two Days to Go--how should I spend them?
Replies: 18
Views: 2743

Let's face it, you won't learn any new material in the last two days, at least you won't retain much. Before I wrote the GMAT I looked over a couple old Manhattan and GMAT Prep exams just to keep the 'feel' of the questions. It was very relaxed. On the day before the test, I just chilled at home, an...

by artistocrat

Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Two Days to Go--how should I spend them?
Replies: 18
Views: 2743

What were your verbal and quantitative sub-scores? It sounds like you have a good grasp of verbal, from what you say. I too would focus on quant, if its an area that could be most markedly improved. If you are shooting for the 650-level, then the Official Guide is all that you need. Make sure you na...

by artistocrat

Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Two Days to Go--how should I spend them?
Replies: 18
Views: 2743
by artistocrat

Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Two Days to Go--how should I spend them?
Replies: 18
Views: 2743

Did you check to see whether your operating system is compatible? There is nothing 'wrong' with the software.

by artistocrat

Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMATprep software
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

The problem with the OG

Jeff Sackmann put it well when he says about the Official Guide in his forum: "The questions, on average, are set at about the level of a 600-650 test taker." The questions on my GMAT were considerably harder. So how do I study for the upper level?

by artistocrat

Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: The problem with the OG
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Hello, I noted that you suffered exam anxiety the first time you wrote in addition to the fact that you had no sleep. The one thing you didn't really describe in your debrief is how you overcame your nerves and also how you got sleep -a full night's sleep too! Both so critical for success.

by artistocrat

Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: My 4 month journey from 540 to 740...grit over ability!
Replies: 13
Views: 8124

You could try memorizing idioms. That will maybe help you get 1-2 more questions right on the verbal section. It might be worth the effort. In the GMAT Sentence Correction questions, GMAC has tried to minimize cultural bias. Instructors, please correct me if I am wrong. Instead of being tested on i...

by artistocrat

Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Low Hanging Fruits of Verbal
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

This is a couple years later, and this post is still relevant and good. Thanks.

by artistocrat

Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Waging War on the GMAT (760 - 99th percentile)
Replies: 55
Views: 122248

As per another thread:

variance of binomial distribution is n*p*(1-p), n = 3, p = 1/2

variance = 3*1/2*(1-1/2)= 3/4

stdev = sqrt(variance) = sqrt(3)/2

After many trials sample standard deviation is close to theoretical standard deviation = sqrt(3)/2.

C is the answer.

by artistocrat

Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Three fair coins
Replies: 2
Views: 2717

Knewton Diagnostic Test

Hello, I am simply wondering where I can find the Knewton diagnostic test. Thanks.

-CL

by artistocrat

Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Ask a Knewton representative
Topic: Knewton Diagnostic Test
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Thanks Ron.

Just in case you guys are not aware of it, check out Thursdays with Ron.

http://www.manhattangmat.com/thursdays-with-ron.cfm

They are excellent.

by artistocrat

Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Preventing commercial plan crashes
Replies: 19
Views: 3285
by artistocrat

Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: My First GMATPrep Test...
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

You see, it's this sort of debrief that breathes life into the process. Reading this debrief is so refreshing! Thank you! And yes, I couldn't agree more that the moderate and easy questions are one's bread and butter. After all, the concepts are not particularly difficult as discreet elements; they ...

by artistocrat

Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: What NOT to do the week before your GMAT
Replies: 3
Views: 1389