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@oquiella- books are written to cater to all students studying it. If you feel that you are good in one area, why spend a lot of time on it but going through the content always helps. You never know what new way of looking at solving a particular type of problem you may come up with. PS and DS boost...

by ashok27

Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760(Q-50,V-44)- Some Words of wisdom after beating the GMAT!
Replies: 61
Views: 47014

One question. I have my gmat coming in 1 month. Have been prepping for last 3 months and scored a 680 in a practice CAT yesterday. Any ideas how can i push it to 750? Analysis is the key. The more you analyze and keep in mind that you dont have to fall in the same pits, the better you'll become. Al...

by ashok27

Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760(Q-51,V-41) in 2 months- IMPOSSIBLE means I Am Possible
Replies: 75
Views: 60603

sameerk17 wrote:gmac is providing many other tests. gmac store sells 2 more tests and paper tests.
Yep. But i believe it's really important to focus on analysis instead of doing too many tests. somehow we want to do more and analyze less. very natural human tendency

by ashok27

Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: An average Guy's Story->580 in Diagnostic to 730 on GMAT
Replies: 62
Views: 58836

I'd say that 4-5 weeks before the GMAT should be a good starting point for taking full length tests.3 weeks maybe a little on the tighter side. I've taken 4 CATs so far and planning to take 6 more in the last 2 weeks. Should this be sufficient? I m spending a great time in analyzing the tests and s...

by ashok27

Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760(Q-50,V-44)- Some Words of wisdom after beating the GMAT!
Replies: 61
Views: 47014

Thanks for your insight and advice. I failed miserably when I took mine and will be using your advice to get my practice scores up. And congrats on your 760. Mike Great going. That's the spirit we want on the community here. In fact, that's how the debriefs are helpful. They inspire people to do be...

by ashok27

Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 700 to 760 in 1 Month Without Much Studying
Replies: 36
Views: 26257

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 I love the economist. GMAT RCs a...

by ashok27

Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 700 to 760 in 1 Month Without Much Studying
Replies: 36
Views: 26257

RC is all about practice. I did OG13 and Aristotle RCs and I think i did a total of around 60-70 passages. This doesn't include the ones i did during the practice tests. So i think practice works in RC. Functions questions are not very difficult- ask yourself "Why" and for inference questions, ask ...

by ashok27

Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Hardwork+Commonsense+Luck- Recipe for a 750+
Replies: 46
Views: 26988

Quite an amazing journey. Aint easy to maintain that momentum for 7 darn months. Can kill you totally with negativity and anxiety but feels great once you are out of it as a winner. Congrats mate!

by ashok27

Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 720(Q-48,V-40) after 7 long treacherous months!
Replies: 36
Views: 22101

CarlosP wrote:
6-7 more should be enough but make sure that you spend 5-6 hours post each exam to analyze the test. manhattan tests especially have very good analysis section. do utilize that fully
Totally agree. MGMAT tests are totally worth it.

by ashok27

Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760(Q-50,V-44)- Some Words of wisdom after beating the GMAT!
Replies: 61
Views: 47014

gonegirl76 wrote:I am doing Manhattangmat tests and planning to take the gmatprep tests soon..Should i be taking any other tests too ?
That should be enough. If you want more, purchase the additional gmatprep tests that gmac is providing

by ashok27

Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: An average Guy's Story->580 in Diagnostic to 730 on GMAT
Replies: 62
Views: 58836

Hi Ashok So would buying the entire 8 guide set of Manhattan be worthwhile or should one purchase only the quant books?? I heard good things about their SC and RC books and probably for CR I can purchase powerscore bible if required. Is this a descent combination to have at one's disposal?? Also wh...

by ashok27

Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 770(Q-51,V-44)- My GMAT Journey-Long post
Replies: 25
Views: 20018

Hi Ashok, So if i had to know your opinion about preparing for the exam given that it is my first attempt what study materials would you recommend in order to get a score of 750 given that one is devoting 3-4 months? For quant, i found manhattan books to be solid.for verbal, aristotle books are sol...

by ashok27

Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 770(Q-51,V-44)- My GMAT Journey-Long post
Replies: 25
Views: 20018

Hi Ashok, First of all congratulations on such a stellar score. My question is with regard to the study material. I am planning to use the manhattan guide set along with the OG review main book for preparation. I am looking to score around 750. Would the above material combined with the practice te...

by ashok27

Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 770(Q-51,V-44)- My GMAT Journey-Long post
Replies: 25
Views: 20018

vivek1303 wrote:Great debrief! Congrats on your amazing score!
Thank you for the wishes. Glad that you found the debrief helpful

by ashok27

Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 770(Q-51,V-44)- My GMAT Journey-Long post
Replies: 25
Views: 20018

I liked CR Grail more. Its more on the lines of the GMAT. CR bible is too lengthy and is also not updated. Cool. Where do I practice more questions from ? I'm done practicing all the questions from CR Grail ? If you are done both with the OG and CR Grail, you would want to firstly revisit all the q...

by ashok27

Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 610->690->740-8 months of rollercoaster ride ENDS!
Replies: 33
Views: 26490