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Stuart -- reason i ruled out A because it has 'to sharply rise'. do you think it's right? "Officially", at least according to 1950's grammar textbooks, it's wrong to split infinitives. However, in everyday english people constantly split them and it's idiomatically fine to do so. "Sharply" is an ad...

by Alpha800

Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: if condition
Replies: 10
Views: 2483

Re: pearson milpitas california testing -- flat screen monit

stupid question --do they have flat screen monitors or CRT at the milpitas testing center? is the resolution 1024x768 or is the resolution of the screen higher? i hate scrolling during an RC Good question. I too would like to know the answer. However, I have a suspicion that all the screen sizes sh...

by Alpha800

Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: pearson milpitas california testing -- flat screen monitors?
Replies: 2
Views: 2551

More people just perform better at the Quant section than they do on the Verbal. So, you move higher in percentile for every point in verbal that you get because the majority of people who take the test score higher in the math section than they do in the verbal. Yes, that's my understanding as wel...

by Alpha800

Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Interpreting GMAT scores -- percentiles
Replies: 5
Views: 4530

More people just perform better at the Quant section than they do on the Verbal. So, you move higher in percentile for every point in verbal that you get because the majority of people who take the test score higher in the math section than they do in the verbal. Yes, that's my understanding as wel...

by Alpha800

Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Interpreting GMAT scores -- percentiles
Replies: 5
Views: 4530

Interpreting GMAT scores -- percentiles

Total: 740 97% Q 49 87% V 41 92% Someone recently posted this score. I thought I understood the GMAT scoring system, but the score above kind of blows my mind away. Q49 is only 87 percentile? And V41 is 92 percentile? This is not making much sense to me. The highest score has determined to be what,...

by Alpha800

Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Interpreting GMAT scores -- percentiles
Replies: 5
Views: 4530

Great question. :) They do, indeed, pull SC sentences from the real world - not just the info, but the actual sentences themselves! We've actually been able to find the matching sentences in, say, a New York Times article. The passages are also adapted from real-world passages. Of course, informati...

by Alpha800

Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: Question re: truth or falsity of GMAT question content.
Replies: 3
Views: 2484

thank you Stacey. I do not see your explantion can be applied to the 2 following questions In the question 73, OG11, why "like" in a is wrong According to a recent poll, owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of young adults,// like that of earlier g...

by Alpha800

Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: 1000sc# 171
Replies: 23
Views: 12696

Received a PM asking me to respond. We (the experts) are technically not supposed to discuss OG questions. So here's this other made-up sentence that I just happened to write - maybe it will be useful. :) GMAT students have found that students who have Stacey , can you comment on my question, which...

by Alpha800

Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Researchers have found...
Replies: 34
Views: 11738

Question re: truth or falsity of GMAT question content.

Hi All, I'm wondering whether the content of questions asked on the GMAT is always true or not. I.e., during a SC problem, GMAT states that researchers found such and such. I know we're just grammatically correcting the sentence--so really the truth or falsity of the content is irrelevant--but I'm c...

by Alpha800

Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: Question re: truth or falsity of GMAT question content.
Replies: 3
Views: 2484

Please explain the meaning difference between like adults, the children organize the perceptions and the children organize the perceptions as adults do. The meaning is really close here, but there is a subtle difference. In the first one, you're saying that children organize something. And then you...

by Alpha800

Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: 1000sc# 171
Replies: 23
Views: 12696

I love the word: shiteous. :P Holy crap! It's actually well defined: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shiteous This is the first time I've read or heard of it. LOL! you referring to the word or the article??? :P :lol: I can see how it could have come across ambiguously. At the time of...

by Alpha800

Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: There has been NO change to the GMAT! Disregard other posts!
Replies: 15
Views: 6921

Well I am not instructer yet :), but for person like me who is studying for GMAT and have not gotten the score which desired by me or that person. If your purpose is to get into B-School, it's probably not a wise idea to be taking it that many times. 10 times is really a lot for a regular student w...

by Alpha800

Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 3371

scoseg, have you read this: http://www.beatthegmat.com/720-96th-percentile-how-i-beat-the-gmat-t13.html or http://beatthegmat.blogspot.com/2005/08/reflecting-on-my-gmat-experience.html I think you should start there. There's no short cut through this. You have to find what works best for you and Eri...

by Alpha800

Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Process To Define A Study Strategy
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: Retake the GMAT? 730 (Q50 V38)

Hey guys, I need some advice. I just took the GMAT on Monday and was a little disappointed with my 730. My goal was at least a 740 and considering my nerves totally got to me in the verbal section when I was hit with some really atypical RC passages (4 long passages...) and critical reasoning quest...

by Alpha800

Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Retake the GMAT? 730 (Q50 V38)
Replies: 6
Views: 2371

Re: two practice exams

bullshark wrote:I'm going to keep studying/practicing until I can consistently score around 750.
Good luck. I'm rooting for you.

by Alpha800

Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT journey blog
Replies: 18
Views: 4021