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EricaR wrote:Hey westcoastgmatter,

Congrats on the massive score. I also live in Santa Monica and I'm about to take the GMAT in another 2 weeks. My prep strategy has been something similar to yours. Let's see how much do I land up with.
All the best for your GMAT. I'm glad that you found my post helpful

by westcoastgmatter

Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Journey of a Chinese Male to 770(V-44,Q-51)!
Replies: 11
Views: 7967

roadAhead wrote:Congratulations on achieving a great score! Can you shed some light on the length and hours of preparation and significant milestones!
I spent close to 200-250 hours I guess over a 3 month period. I studied 2 hours on the weekdays and 5-6 hours on the weekends..

by westcoastgmatter

Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Journey of a Chinese Male to 770(V-44,Q-51)!
Replies: 11
Views: 7967

Congrats WCGMATER! Thats a terrific score. It seems like you did almost any question banks you got your hands on. Does this help in the confidence level on the actual test day? No.Actually I didn't use a lot of material especially the 1000 series floating around on the internet. I stuck to a couple...

by westcoastgmatter

Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Journey of a Chinese Male to 770(V-44,Q-51)!
Replies: 11
Views: 7967

Journey of a Chinese Male to 770(V-44,Q-51)!

Hi guys I took the GMAT yesterday and got a pretty decent score of 770 (V-44,Q-51). I had used these forums a lot during my prep and this debrief is my way of saying thank you to all. I'd like to especially thank Fred T, Rishi raj, Gaurav Dangi whose advice has been immensely helpful in getting this...

by westcoastgmatter

Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Journey of a Chinese Male to 770(V-44,Q-51)!
Replies: 11
Views: 7967

You mentioned that you maintained an error log. I was wondering what all do i need to maintain in an error log ? and how often should it be reviewed ? think of an error log as your own personal notes..i revise my error log every fortnight and it really helps.. True..An error log is the most helpful...

by westcoastgmatter

Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Podium Finish on the GMAT with a 740(V-40,Q-50)
Replies: 33
Views: 23050

Great score Jason. Need your advice. what did you do in the last week of your GMAT ? I've been scoring 740 till the last week but yesterday I took a practice test and got a 690. I'm shocked at my performance!

by westcoastgmatter

Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 750(Q-48,V-44)- One step closer to becoming an MBA/VC!
Replies: 25
Views: 17955

Fred, what did you do in the last week of your GMAT ? I've been scoring 740 till the last week but yesterday I took a practice test and got a 690. I'm shocked at my performance!


very inspiring story. thank you for sharing with us. can you elaborate on what practice did you do for math? i find the OG questions to be too easy OG questions are good only for verbal.for quant, only the last 50 questions each of ds and ps are good. You're right. I still don't know why the GMAT h...


great score...you have got a perfect distribution of scores between quant and verbal..how many questions should i practice from each area-sc ,cr and rc ? i think you should be doing at least 200 questions each from SC, CR and RC. Your goal should be to learn more from few questions than to learn le...


intenseCK wrote:I am planning to write mine in October...can I still look for june-july 2014 intake?

appreciate your help.
Which colleges in the world have their intakes in June-July ? Not anyone that I know of at least in the top 50.


SunZu wrote:I have also added National Geographic and Scientific american to my reading list.Some of the articles in scientific american are really complex!!
i read the economist consistently and I think that it has helped me improve on RC and CR considerably. Love the magazine

by westcoastgmatter

Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 700 to 760 in 1 Month Without Much Studying
Replies: 36
Views: 26257

Hi, First of all congrats on your achievement that's a great score!!! I have recently started my prep and scored a 510 on my 1st prep test :( (i seriously have to start slogging now) Can you tell me if the 5 MGMAT Prep tests you wrote are available online and do we have to register or pay for those...


HBSaspirant,
Great story..did u retake the GMAT ? Curious to know how much did you score on the second attempt.


awesome score buddy.. You have the perfect split between verbal and quant and you are good to go..What should I do for CR ? I'm facing a lot of difficulty in CR


congratulations gaurav on the amazing score..what other books did you use for verbal apart from the grail series and the OG ?